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

  • Politics, large and small

    Tony Clement: a poster child for what's wrong with politics today. The Treasury Board president, who will oversee the largest mass firing in ...

  • The hypocrisy grows

    Sadly, 2012 started out as 2011 ended with more tales of economic inequality and injustice. And more government indifference. One tale involved ...

  • Happy New Year, corporate Canada

    The great Canadian giveaway continues. Canada's most profitable corporations - such as banks, oil and mining companies - are about to get ...

  • Finance ministers continue to miss the boat on pensions

    Skyrocketing household spending, anemic business investment, a pension crisis, a European debt disaster and some nasty austerity medicine ...

  • Invest in children and reap the rewards

    When it comes to early childhood education and child care, Newfoundland and Labrador has the worst report card in the country. That's ...

  • Pleasing the 40 per cent

    The Harper government must think Canadians are stupid. Either that, or they are counting on the fact that the 40 per cent of the population who ...

  • How are we really doing?

    An economist friend recently reminded me (not that I needed any reminding) that life’s about more than GDP — a measure economists use to ...

  • Shining a light on inequality and greed

    The people are fighting back and in glorious fashion — peacefully and with creativity and imagination. Driven by the power of social media and ...

  • Riche-ly remembered

    She was, in a word, fearless. Nancy Riche was also formidable, feisty and extremely quick-witted. Sometimes that wit could be caustic. Some ...

  • Fighting for jobs, and showing the prosperity divide

    For the fish plant workers of Marystown, it is line-in-the-sand time. No more race to the bottom. Their stand has exposed what has been a ...