Newfoundland & Labrador premier Danny Williams is cleaning out his desk. Williams will retire - on December 3. Yeah, next week. He's certainly been a high profile premier more than ready to stand up to Ottawa when that was needed and I'm sure he'll be missed by many people at the far end of this country and quite a few in between.
How come Newfoundland gets all the luck? They've got a good premier. He resigns - on his own terms - and promptly vacates the office. Here on the Left Coast, we've got a jackass of a premier. He gets run out of office in disgrace (think pitchforks and torches) and yet hangs on to the very job no one wants him in for months. I guess that says a lot about the difference between a Williams and a Campbell.