The Canadian Press

2004-10-26 | First Ministers Williams

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Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams caused a controversy October 26th when he pulled out of the First Ministers meetings. Williams said Ottawa reneged on a promise to let his province keep all of its resource royalties. Williams said Martin had promised in June, during the federal election campaign, that Newfoundland could keep all of its resource royalties. (Williams walked out as Prime Minister Martin was about to sit down for dinner with the premiers to negotiate a new way to share federal equalization cash.)

Date: 2004-10-26
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << but he should be clearly understood here at this we didn't come here for negotiation we have already reached an agreement the deal was done and was done at a time when Paul Martin needed the people of Newfoundland and Labrador during the election and he made that commitment now with Hallmark list on he's actually turned his back on the people in Newfoundland and Labrador when they need him most >>