Former premier Danny Williams speaks during a St. John's Board of Trade luncheon today in St. John's. — Photo by James McLeod/The Telegram
Former premier Danny Williams delivered a resounding endorsement of Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Nalcor CEO Ed Martin and the Muskrat Falls project.
Williams, speaking to the St. John's Board of Trade, spoke briefly about his involvement with the St. John’s IceCaps and a proposed multi-billion dollar development in Southlands before launching into a lengthy, detailed defence of the Muskrat Falls deal he negotiated just before retiring from politics.
Williams argued the structure of the deal is sound, and will deliver long-term wealth to people of the province.
"We've studied it to death," he said. "It's quite simply a no brainer."
Check out the audio of Danny Williams' speech contained in reporter James McLeod's blog, CLICK HERE.
Former Newfoundland premier Danny Williams is giving a speech to the St. John's Board of Trade today.
Williams is expected to talk about his involvement with the St. John's IceCaps hockey team, his proposed multi-billion dollar development in Southlands, and the Muskrat Falls project.
The speech comes as the Muskrat Falls project moves close to a final sanctioning decision from the provincial government.
Williams negotiated the deal to develop the hydroelectric dam at Muskrat Falls, almost immediately before retiring from politics.