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  • Corporate Psycho
    May 10, 2013 - 16:05

    Just wait for the overruns on Danny's dam.

  • david
    May 10, 2013 - 13:16

    Funny how the principle of "value for money" is such an obsession for Danny wrt his own money....downright schizophrenic. "Look, peasants....look at the monument to my greatness that I construct among you and allow you to gaze upon. Here I stay, to build my Taj Mahal and soak in your adoring envy like a drug." That no one here could possibly build a latter day Taj Mahal to save their lives ---- forget on budget or on time! ---- is completely lost on the Telegram braintrust, who spin the story on its head: Beware of Contractors. A true 'Hall of Fame' piece.

  • Wondering
    May 10, 2013 - 11:03

    I've read the court documents about the lawsuit between Danny Williams, Dean McDonald and a"friend " of theirs. The friend did substancial work to help in the sale of their cable company to Rogers for hundreds of millions of dollars. And then refused to pay the friend the amount he invoiced. Part of the problem was the omission to put in writing some verbal committments. The result was a long costly court battle, that showed Danny to be less than fair.It will be interesting to see if this pattern is here also. Whether the owner, Danny, agrees verbally for modification and extras and the contractor proceeds on good faith, but nothing in writing? Danny is very clever, and one might suggest cunning, knowing , as a lawyer, a lack of documentation would be to his advantage. But the devil is in the details, and the judge's decision may expose it. Danny's character is at issue, as well as that of the contractor. Danny usually comes out on top, financially. But it is interesting that if clever Danny could get screwed by this contractor, on a low risk house construction, how much will the ratepayers get screwed on the 8 billion Muskrat Falls, with all kinds of high risks? And both are originate from the vision of the same man. But one is financed privately, the other from the average Nflder.

  • saelcove
    May 10, 2013 - 10:43

    We are very lucky little man dan is gone

  • Eli
    May 10, 2013 - 10:24

    Wasn't Danny the "contractor" that engineered the Muskrat M.O.U.? With "God guard thee Newfoundland" quivering from his lips, he quit!

  • Little Man Dan
    May 10, 2013 - 08:52

    Stop! or I'll sue!

  • All I can say is that I hope the former Newfoundland and Labrador's premier's watchful eyes will be as firmly fixed on overseeing the Muskrat Falls Project Service Contract as they are on his own personal projects.
    May 10, 2013 - 08:47

    All I can say is that I hope the former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier's watchful eyes will be as firmly fixed on overseeing the Muskrat Falls Project Service Contract as they are on his own personal projects, since the Muskrat Falls Contract is the former premier's file. Also it is my firm belief that he should encourage his successor, Premier Dunderdale to set up an "Anti-Corruption" Commission to safeguard against the problems that are raising their ugly and corrupt heads in the Quebec economy and the economies of the rest of the World we know about and sometimes deal in. With everything we know about the crony, corrupt Capitalism that is swirling around the World today, we all have to have watchful eyes on the Muskrat Fall Project and every other project ongoing in our province today and the future. It is a very, very corrupt World we are dealing with.

  • Too Funny
    May 10, 2013 - 08:17

    So Danny's house is going from a planned $5.5M, to already reaching $6.2M, and is expected to cost another $1.5M to finish. Or an actual cost of $7.7M or more. After going through his own personal construction project, I wonder what he would say now about the Muskrat Falls estimates.