A statement obviously intended to build bridges between the Harper and Williams' governments:
"There are times I'm sure I know as much as what's going on in cabinet and caucus or on the eighth floor as the premier does," said Hearn, referring to Williams's office in Confederation Building in St. John's.
"I always do. That's why we can always be one step ahead of him," Hearn said.
You see why Harper likes his ministers to keep their mouths shut?