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

  • What Ted Menzies didn't say

    It seems I have struck a Conservative nerve. Last week, Ted Menzies, Parliamentary secretary to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, took ...

  • Pensions and true progress

    It is an idea whose time has come. And we can thank the global financial meltdown, stock market crash and the subsequent economic crisis for it. ...

  • Forget the photo-ops, where are the jobs?

    With tens of thousands of discouraged workers throwing in the towel, consumer bankruptcies on the rise and a less than stellar construction ...

  • Recession over? Not on Main Street it isn't

    In case you didn't hear it, (probably because you were too busy trying to find a job before your employment insurance ran out) the recession is ...

  • Quick, Liberals - here's your chance

    As far as blunders go, this one has the potential to be a whopper. That is, if the prime minister's opponents can turn his anti-tax tirade to the ...

  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - get it?

    Sometimes an apology is not an apology. Case in point: Doug Elniski, a Conservative member of the Alberta legislature who last month had this ...

  • Not so fast, Mr. Flaherty

    Jim Flaherty should keep his musings to himself. And he shouldn't allow his ideology to interfere with the nation's economic recovery efforts. ...

  • This recession is all rural

    St. John's really is in an economic bubble. A trip outside the Paddy's Pond overpass highlights the growing rural-urban economic divide - a ...

  • EI: Liberal by design, Harper's downfall?

    It is a strange quirk of fate. Stephen Harper must be thinking so. In the 1990s, the Liberals - then led by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his ...

  • Safeguards needed for laid-off workers

    For the workers and their families, it was like a stake in the heart. The blows keep coming for the hundreds of central Newfoundland forestry and ...