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Danny Williams : the war with Ottawa

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  • Publisher:
    Flanker Press, 2010
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Rowe, Bill

    John Efford roared down from Ottawa to St. John’s and issued his famous ultimatum to Danny Williams on Paul Martin’s latest offer on the Accord: “Take it or leave it.” Danny’s comeback? “Let me answer Mr. Efford loud and clear. We will leave it, thank you very much.” And the war with Ottawa rocketed upwards.

    In 2004, Danny Williams, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, hired veteran politico and popular radio talk-show host Bill Rowe to represent his province’s interests in Ottawa. This memoir covers the eight months Rowe served with Premier Williams during what became widely known as the Atlantic Accord Crisis and a bitter, long-lasting feud between Williams and the top brass on Parliament Hill.

    Combining high drama and hard-hitting analysis of the ruthless game of federal politics with hilarious commentary on the very human side of those involved, Danny Williams: The War With Ottawa is the story of a defining time for Williams and his political career . . . and the story of a premier every Canadian came to love or hate.

    Bill Rowe is a broadcaster, lawyer and former politician in Newfoundland and Labrador. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned a Master of Arts in Law from the University of Oxford. Other books to his credit include Clapp’s Rock, The Temptation of Victor Galanti, and Is That You, Bill?

    #2 on the Globe and Mail (Canadian Non-Fiction) Bestseller List (October 16, 2010)
    #4 on the Globe and Mail (Non-fiction) Bestseller List (October 16, 2010)
    #25 on The Hill Times Top 100 Books Published in 2010 (November 22, 2010)
    #11 on The Hill Times Editors’ 15 Picks (November 22, 2010)
    #23 on the Globe and Mail Top 25 (Non-Fiction) Bestsellers of 2010
    #4 on the Quill and Quire (Trade Paper Non-Fiction) Bestseller List (January/February 2011)
    #14 on the Quill and Quire (Canadian Top 20) Bestseller List (January/February 2011)
    #3 on BookNet Canada’s 15 bestselling titles for each province and territory over the last 10 years – NL List (July 4, 2017)

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], Flanker Press
    Language(s): English