Danny Williams

Danny Williams

The War With Ottawa : the Inside Story by A Hired Gun

eBook - 2010
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This memoir covers the eight months Bill 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Flanker Press : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
ISBN: 1897317956
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: War with Ottawa


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Jun 12, 2016

The book is not about Danny Williams. I was curious about the ex-premier of NL. It's mostly about the author's years in Ottawa and gives insight on the inner workings of federal-provincial government dynamics.

Oct 15, 2013

This book lives up to its cover - it does indeed present a high level inside view of Ottawa under Paul Martin. The negative views of Ottawa civil servants are hilarious. Martin as PM comes across as weak as he was, but if this book had been written in French, I doubt that Quebec voters would have treated Jean Charest the way they did - Rowe is full of admiration and jealousy over his achievements in Ottawa for his province. Lots of details but a fun read too.


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