David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit

David Vardy holds degrees in Economics from Memorial University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He was a member of the economics faculty at Queen’s University before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to serve as a senior public servant for close to 30 years. He held numerous senior executive positions including President of the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Chair of the Public Utilities Board and Secretary to Cabinet. He has received a number of awards in recognition of his public service leadership, including an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University. David Vardy is one of the province’s most outspoken critics of the Muskrat Falls project. Below is a short clip form the recent Muskrat Falls Public Symposium, co-hosted by FANE; David is speaking on the problem of the province’s ‘democratic deficit.’