Profile of Michael Johansen

MIchael Johansen is a resident of North West River, Labrador. His column "North of Here" appears every Monday.

All articles of Michael Johansen

  • Labrador school called ‘toxic’ workplace

    Work life at the Queen of Peace School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is rife with fear, secrecy, disrespect, conflict, tension, animosity, bullying, ...

  • Weird visions of the land, post-byelection

    Warning: the following is a foray into the semi-literate and semi-rational world of online commentary. Offensively lunatic remarks will be ...

  • Wake me up if something happens

    If the Labrador byelection is supposed to provide a template for the next general election of members to Parliament, it looks like a lot of ...

  • The price of making racist remarks

    The matter is closed. At least, the lid’s shut and they’re all sitting on top of it, but there’s so much stuff underneath, it keeps forcing ...

  • Riadh Ben Aissa paper trail leads to Mount Pearl

    At first it looked like the Tunisian-Canadian wheeler and dealer Riadh Ben Aissa was going to have a long and fruitful career as a businessman in ...

  • A few questions for the candidates

    Finally, the Labrador byelection is officially underway, so now is not the time for any more partisan bickering. Well, OK, yeah, it is — but ...

  • On the trustworthy company Nalcor keeps

    How fortunate for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador that they can trust the big mega-corporations that get so much of their tax money. How ...

  • Greens should run in Labrador

    The Labrador byelection hasn’t even started, but it already looks like ex-MP Peter Penashue could head back to Ottawa to again bolster his ...

  • One byelection won't be enough

    In the flurry of news about our MP resigning from Parliament because of all the money he shouldn’t have gotten and spent during the campaign that ...

  • A project and a landslide

    So, if Nalcor doesn’t build a whole new dam at Muskrat Falls (at whatever astronomical cost) it looks like the so-called North Spur (a long bank ...