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Encyclopedia > Danny Williams (politician)
Daniel Williams
Danny Williams (politician)
The Hon. Daniel Williams

Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 6, 2003
Preceded by Roger Grimes

Born August 4, 1949 (age 57)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative

Daniel "Danny" Williams, QC, LL.B, BA, MHA (born August 4, 1949 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian businessman and politician. He is currently the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Categories: Newfoundland and Labrador premiers | Stub ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger D. Grimes (born May 2, 1950) is a Newfoundland and Labrador politician. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: The City of Legends Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is a centre-right political party in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Cherie Booth QC wearing her ceremonial robes (including full-bottomed wig) as Queens Counsel at the Bar of England and Wales. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland Chamber of the House of Assembly in the Confederation Building. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: The City of Legends Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Categories: Newfoundland and Labrador premiers | Stub ...


Williams first attended Saint Bonaventure's College then Gonzaga High School in St. John's, and then Memorial University, where he received a degree in political science and economics. In 1969, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and went to Oxford University, earning a Degree in Arts in Law and playing for the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club. He then earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. St. ... Memorial University of Newfoundland, (popularly known as Memorial University or MUN) is a comprehensive university located primarily in St. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... League: BUIHA Founded: 1885 Home Ice: Oxpens Road Capacity: 1,025 Ice Size: 184 x 85 feet City: Oxford, United Kingdom Colours: Dark blue and white Captain: Grégoire Webber Head Coach: unknown Ownership: University sports club Oxford University Ice Hockey Club, sometimes known as Oxford Blues, claims to be... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Dalhousie University is a university located on the Halifax Peninsula in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ...


Williams practised law from 1972, becoming a financially successful lawyer, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984. While still in law school, Williams led a consortium of businesspeople that was granted Newfoundland's first cable television licence. Through major acquisitions, he built Cable Atlantic into one of the largest communications companies in Atlantic Canada. As the principal owner, he eventually sold it to Rogers Cable Inc. for $282 million dollars, giving him the nickname of "Danny Millions" is fortune is estimated at over $250 million. Williams also served as president of OIS Fisher, an offshore oil and natural gas company. Cherie Booth QC wearing her ceremonial robes (including full-bottomed wig) as Queens Counsel at the Bar of England and Wales. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Rogers Cable Inc. ...


Williams ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. He was elected leader of the party and gained the seat of Humber West in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in a by-election. The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is a centre-right political party in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Humber West is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland Chamber of the House of Assembly in the Confederation Building. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


He led his party to victory in the 2003 general election and became the province's ninth premier. The first year of his administration was marked by confrontations between his government and labour unions of the civil service. His son was attacked in a nightclub during the height of the conflict, leading Williams to warn the unions to stay away from his family. Shortly thereafter, the attacker came forward and stated that the attack was not politically motivated. Map of Newfoundland and Labradors ridings and how they voted in 2003 The Newfoundland and Labrador general election of 2003 was held on October 21, 2003, to elect the 48 members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...


He attracted considerable national attention on 23 December 2004 when he ordered all Canadian flags removed from provincial buildings in reply to a dispute with then Prime Minister Paul Martin over inequities in revenues accruing to Newfoundland and Labrador over its offshore oil resources. Several weeks later, in late January 2005, Williams and Martin reached a deal which revised the royalty formula and saw the Government of Canada award Newfoundland $2.6 billion CAD as an advance on royalties. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 (1965-Present) The National Flag of Canada (), popularly known as the Maple Leaf Flag (French: lUnifoli the one-leaved), is a base red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a red stylized 11-pointed maple leaf. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin (born August 28, 1938) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and a former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ...


On March 3, 2006, Williams appeared on Larry King Live where Paul McCartney and his (then) wife Heather Mills McCartney debated the seal hunt with him. During this debate, McCartney claimed that any reasonable person who has seen footage of seals being clubbed would not come away believing this is humane. Premier Williams rebutted, claiming that the McCartneys were puppets of the issue that helped bankroll the organizations in protest of the seal hunt; he then invited the McCartneys to visit Newfoundland and Labrador during the interview. The McCartneys stated incorrectly they were currently in Newfoundland, but they were actually in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island during the interview. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Heather, Lady McCartney (born 12 January 1968 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England), usually known as Heather Mills or Heather Mills McCartney, is a campaigner on behalf of several causes, including amputees, the curtailment of land mines and animal rights. ... Seal hunting or sealing is the killing and harvesting of seals by human communities for their meat, fur and blubber. ...


Williams consistently has approval ratings that rank among the highest of any Canadian politician. In March 2005 one poll showed it as high as 86%.[1]


On June 21, 2006, Williams announced the resignation of Ed Byrne, the Government House Leader and Minister of Natural Resources, who was under investigation by the provincial Auditor General, John Noseworthy, for making excessive claims against his constituency allowance. Ed Byrne (born 1963) is a Canadian politician, and a member of the House of Assembly of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador is appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council and confirmed by a resolution of the House of Assembly The Auditor General Act creates the Office of the Auditor General to assist in carrying out the duties prescribed. ... John Noseworthy has been the Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador since April 2002. ...


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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Grimes
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
2003 – present
Incumbent


First Ministers of Newfoundland Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador

Colonial Prime Ministers & Premiers (1855-1907)
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Little | Kent | Hoyles | Carter | Bennett | Carter | Whiteway | Thorburn | Whiteway | Goodridge | Greene | Whiteway | Winter | Bond Philip Francis Little (1824 – October 22, 1897) was the Premier of Newfoundland between 1855 and 1858. ... John Kent (1805 - September 1, 1872) was premier of Newfoundland 1858-1861. ... Hugh Hoyles was the Premier of Newfoundland from 1861 through 1865. ... Sir Frederick Bowker Terrington Carter (born February 12, 1819 in St. ... Charles James Fox Bennett (1793-1883) was a merchant and politician who successfully fought attempts to take Newfoundland into Canadian confederation. ... Sir Frederick Bowker Terrington Carter (born February 12, 1819 in St. ... Sir William Vallance Whiteway (April 1, 1828-June 24, 1908) was a politician and three time Premier of Newfoundland. ... Sir Robert Thorburn (March 28, 1836-April 12, 1906) was a Newfoundland merchant and politician who served as the colonys Premier from 1885 to 1889. ... Sir William Vallance Whiteway (April 1, 1828-June 24, 1908) was a politician and three time Premier of Newfoundland. ... Augustus F. Goodridge (1839-February 16, 1920) was a Newfoundland merchant and politician. ... Daniel Joseph Greene (1850 – December 12, 1911) was a Newfoundland politician who briefly served as the colonys Premier. ... Sir William Vallance Whiteway (April 1, 1828-June 24, 1908) was a politician and three time Premier of Newfoundland. ... Sir James Spearman Winter (1845-1900) was a Newfoundland politician and Premier. ... Sir Robert Bond (February 25, 1857 – March 16, 1927) was the Premier of Newfoundland from 1900 to 1909. ...


Dominion Prime Ministers (1907-1934)


Morris | Lloyd | Cashin | Squires | Warren | Hickman | Monroe | Alderdice | Squires | Alderdice Sir Edward Patrick Morris (May 8, 1859-October 24, 1935) was a lawyer and Prime Minister of Newfoundland. ... Sir William Frederick Lloyd (1864-1937) was a newspaper editor and Prime Minister of Newfoundland from 1918 to 1919. ... Sir Michael Patrick Cashin (1864-1926) was a businessman and politician. ... Sir Richard Anderson Squires (January 18, 1880-March 26, 1940) was the Prime Minister of Newfoundland from 1919-1923 and from 1928-1932. ... William Robertson Warren (October 9, 1879-December 31, 1927) was a Newfoundland lawyer, politician and judge who served as the dominions Prime Minister from July 1923 to April 1924. ... Albert Edgar Hickman (August 2, 1875_February 9, 1943) was a politician and businessman who served as Prime Minister of Newfoundland for 33 days in 1924 as leader of a caretaker administration after the successive collapses of the Liberal Reform Party governments of Prime Ministers Sir Richard Squires and William Warren. ... Walter Sydney Monroe (May 14, 1871-October 6, 1952) was a businessman and conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of Newfoundland from 1924 to 1928 as leader of the He was born in Ireland in 1871, the first son of John Monroe and Elizabeth Monroe. ... Frederick Charles Alderdice (November 10, 1872-February 26, 1936) was a businessman, politician and the last Prime Minister of Newfoundland. ... Sir Richard Anderson Squires (January 18, 1880-March 26, 1940) was the Prime Minister of Newfoundland from 1919-1923 and from 1928-1932. ... Frederick Charles Alderdice (November 10, 1872-February 26, 1936) was a businessman, politician and the last Prime Minister of Newfoundland. ...


Chairmen of the Commission of Government (1934-1949)
The Commission of Government was established in Newfoundland due to the collapse of democratic institutions during the Great Depression. ...


Anderson | Walwyn | Macdonald Sir David Murray Anderson (1874-1936) was born in England and served as a naval officer rising to admiral in 1931 before retiring from the Royal Navy. ... Sir Humphrey Thomas Walwyn (January 25, 1879 - December 29, 1957) served most of his life in the Royal Navy rising to the position of Vice-Admiral of the Royal Indian Navy retiring in 1934. ... Gordon Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor (1885–1966) was a British politician and Newfoundlands final British governor as well as the last chairman of the Commission of Government serving from 1946 until the colony joined confederation in 1949 and became a province of Canada. ...


Provincial Premiers (1949-present)


Smallwood | Moores | Peckford | Rideout | Wells | Tobin | Tulk | Grimes | Williams Joey Smallwood (center) Joseph Roberts Joey Smallwood CC (December 24, 1900 - December 18, 1991) was the last Father of Confederation in Canada, bringing Newfoundland into Confederation in 1949. ... Frank Duff Moores (born February 18, 1933) is a Canadian politician and businessman who served as Newfoundland and Labradors second Premier (1972-1979). ... Alfred Brian Peckford (born August 27, 1942) is a former teacher, politician and premier of Newfoundland. ... Thomas Gerald Rideout (born June 25, 1948) is a former politician and Premier of Newfoundland. ... Clyde Kirby Wells (born November 9, 1937) is a Newfoundland and Labrador judge and former politician and Premier of the province. ... Brian Vincent Tobin, PC (born October 21, 1954 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian politician. ... Beaton Tulk (May 22, 1944 - ) is an educator and civil servant and a former Newfoundland politician and provincial premier. ... Roger D. Grimes (born May 2, 1950) is a Newfoundland and Labrador politician. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Danny Williams (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (377 words)
Williams attended Memorial University, where he received a degree in political science and economics.
Williams practised law from 1972, becoming a fiancially successful lawyer, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984.
Williams ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001.
Danny Williams (politician) - definition of Danny Williams (politician) in Encyclopedia (369 words)
The Honourable Danny Williams is the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Member for Humber West since August 2, 2001, Danny Williams served since 2001 as Progressive Conservative Party leader and as Leader of the Opposition prior to winning the government on October 21, 2003.
Williams is married to Maureen (Power) and has four children - Jillian (spouse of Trevor) Morris, Daniel, Jane and Katie - and two grandchildren - Abbigayle and Gabriel.
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