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

  • 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 ...

  • Who's next in the Stephen Harper crosshairs?

    First they came for the women seeking equal pay for work of equal value. The federal government's Equitable Compensation Act is a thinly veiled ...

  • Staying true to ourselves

    Sixty years is not such a long time in the scheme of things. Indeed, joining Canada, for many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, is a "living ...