Premier Williams has a Hissy Fit
The dispute appears to be over Newfoundland's oil and gas income and how much they will receive in transfer payments given that income. The Prime Minister offered a deal where Newfoundland would keep all its energy revenue but it would include a cap that would prevent Newfoundland from surpassing the per capita tax revenue of Ontario. Mr. Martin insists that the deal is better than what Premier Williams has already agreed to.
Mr. Williams countered by storming out of the conference like a small child. Perhaps one day the leader of Canada's youngest province will learn that you attract more bees with honey than with vinegar. Mr. Williams is in a series of discussions that will see his povince given a fortune and he is complaining. It's time for our youngest Province to grow up.