Nfld. & Labrador

On Point: Dean MacDonald on Grits, future

Even while his old friend and business partner Danny Williams was still premier, Dean MacDonald was the subject of much political speculation.

Episode 9

10 years ago
22:27
David Cochrane speaks to Dean MacDonald about the state of the Liberals. 22:27

Even while his old friend and business partner Danny Williams was still premier, Dean MacDonald was the subject of much political speculation.

In an extended interview with On Point with David Cochrane, MacDonald talks frankly about the state of the Liberals, his admissions that he is interested in some day taking on the job, and why that day may not necessarily come soon, or even at all.

MacDonald also reveals that he believes latent Liberal support is still strong, but has merely been parked lately in the Tory and NDP camps.

Meanwhile, Cochrane talks about MacDonald's future - as well as the NDP recount challenge in Burin-Placentia West - with this week's On Point panel.

Taking part this week are columnist Russell Wangersky, former PC cabinet minister Glenn Tobin and former Liberal MP Siobhan Coady.

You'll also see Coady leave the door open for her own political future as the provincial Liberals decide their own course on picking a new leader.

Click on the video above to view this week's program.

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