Premier of Canada’s Newfoundland province resigns

emier of Canada's Newfoundland province resigns

OTTAWA (AFP) – The scrappy premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, on Thursday announced he is leaving politics after seven years at the helm of Canada’s Atlantic island province.

“I’ve called you here today to announce the end of my story as the ninth premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. I will be stepping down on December 3rd,” Williams told a press conference.

Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale will take over until a new leader is chosen, becoming the first woman to lead the province.
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