The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The first big political story of the campaign… #nlpoli

  And it’s got legs. The story appeared first right here on Monday morning. CBC Monday night with a blockbuster interview with Williams. (Would he have done an interview with your humble e-scribbler?) CBC Radio Tuesday morning. VOCM on Tuesday, including the talk shows Dunderdale’s reaction Tuesday night on CBC and on VO NTV Tuesday ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Popeye Algorithm #nlpoli

"I am who I am. That’s Premier Kathy Dunderdale speaking to reporters about comments her benefactor Danny Williams made on Monday about Elizabeth Matthews and the botched effort by Williams, Dunderdale, Matthews and natural resources minister Shawn Skinner to get Matthews a six year appointment to the offshore regulatory board. Williams told CBC on Monday: ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: An ex-Premier scorned #nlpoli

Not content merely to discuss his nomination of Elizabeth Matthews for a seat on the offshore regulatory board, Danny Williams took some pretty heavy shots at his former cabinet members on Monday in a 10 minute interview with the CBC’s Chris O’Neill-Yates. In my opinion, Elizabeth Matthews – of all the women I have met ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: To you with affection from Danny #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Anybody who is even vaguely aware of Danny Williams’ attitude to the CBC during his term as Premier will realise what an amazing thing it was for him to sit for 10 minutes on Monday and discuss his nomination of Elizabeth Matthews to sit on the offshore regulatory board. CBC’s Chris O’Neill-Yates picked up the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Williams set to offer comms director plum patronage job before he quit #nlpoli

In his final days as Premier, Danny Williams was poised to offer Elizabeth Matthews  – his communications director – a plum patronage appointment at the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board. A copy of a draft letter for Williams’ signature, included in a package of information released under the province’s access to information law, bore ...