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Danny Williams announces retirement

‘If you want a happy ending, you need to know when to end your story’

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Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland since 2003, will retire from politics on December 3rd. Williams made the announcement following the completion of what is widely regarded as his legacy project, the signing of a deal between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia to develop Labrador’s Lower Churchill hydroelectric project. “I was quite prepared to stay on for another term if some of my greatest challenges still lay ahead of me, but with the completion of the Lower Churchill deal, it is time for new leadership and new ideas within the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador,” he said. Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale will take over as acting premier, with a leadership convention scheduled for next next spring in the lead up to the 2011 fall election.

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