Profile of Lana Payne

Lana Payne writes on labor, politics and social justice issues every second week or twice monthly in The Weekend Telegram.

All articles of Lana Payne

  • Not much to celebrate this year

    Next week women all over the globe will celebrate International Women's Day. At least, they will try. But with the planet plunged into an ...

  • And the insensitivity award goes to ...

    You have to wonder if Conservative MPs are living in a bubble or on another planet; if they turn on the television news; if they ever read a ...

  • Harper and Ignatieff play budget politics

    It gives a whole new meaning to the devil being in the details. By now, every Newfoundlander and Labradorian knows that buried in the fine print ...

  • Mr. Harper's budget opus

    It will be the most important federal budget in more than a generation. It will determine the fate of a government. But more importantly it will ...

  • There's no time like now

    Premier Danny Williams has done something the left in Canada has struggled to do in recent years - focus attention on trade agreements that rank ...

  • A federal budget wish list

    Stephen Harper, the economist, has finally woken up to the economic crisis that has gripped the planet. It took him long enough. During this ...

  • Not very prime ministerial

    "Leadership, at one time, meant muscles," said the great Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, "but today it means getting along ...

  • Canada standing still in the midst of a global crisis

    At this point, Stephen Harper must be thinking that accountability and transparency were not such good ideas. During the federal election, the ...

  • Harper just doesn't get it

    In the end it may well be his aloofness - his inability to convey empathy - that does him in. That coolness, combined with his rigidity and his ...

  • What Stephen Harper isn't telling you

    It's no wonder Stephen Harper is happy to talk up crime. Any hot-button issue will do in order to avoid talking about the elephant in this ...