06 June 2011

Williams ex-chief of staff lands at Muskrat project

Not surprisingly, Brian Crawley - Danny Williams’ former chief of staff  - is now a manager with the Muskrat Falls project.

Williams announced the project last November as a prelude to his retirement a week or so later. His successor – Kathy Dunderdale – is pushing forward with the project despite mounting evidence that it is unnecessary and will burden taxpayers of the province with heavy costs to subsidize any export sales that the province’s energy company may make.

In testimony at the public inquiry into problems at the province’s largest health care authority, Crawley suffered from repeated lapses of memory. Commissioner Justice Margaret Cameron grew exasperated at Crawley’s inability to recall significant events.

The position reportedly pays $165,000 per year with benefits.

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