Well known and respected former Premier (L), President of Newfoundland and Labrador’s
Teachers Union, teacher, and educator. His role as Premier (2001-2003) was accentuated with his move
to make government accountable and transparent through overhauling the Freedom of Information Act.
He was responsible for lowering university tuition, renegotiate the equalization formula with Ottawa
and reopen talks on the Voisey Bay Nickel Development Project. His achievements were great despite a
short term in office.