Provincial Point of View
August 10, 2017
Thank you for your leadership Premier Brad Wall
PREMIER BRAD WALL ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
CLICK HERE TO SEE PREMIER WALL'S VIDEO
Premier Brad Wall, "It is and will always be the honour of my working life to serve as Premier of this Province that I love".
Our hearts are heavy with the Premier's announcement this morning that he will be stepping down as leader of the Saskatchewan party. Brad Wall has been an incredible leader and it has been such an honour to work under his leadership. The Premier's vision created the Saskatchewan Advantage. There were many tough decisions but we have a Premier that always put the people of Saskatchewan first. Thank you Premier for the decade of service displaying honesty and integrity to the people of our province.
I join thousands in thanking Brad, Tammy and their family for the many sacrifices they have made in order to serve the people of Saskatchewan. Under your leadership, our government has turned this province around. Thank you for your leadership and we wish you all the best.
He will remain premier until a next Saskatchewan Party leader is chosen but currently there is no timeline for that. As you will hear in the Premier's video here, he maintains 10 years is time for renewal.
Despite the current deficit situation, Wall said he believes he leaves behind a solid legacy of population growth, infrastructure building and the advancement of the energy sector.
First elected in 1999, Wall became premier in his first election win in 2007 and has remained in the top job since then.
In the 2011 election, Wall’s government won with 64 per cent of the popular vote and 49 of the 58 seats in the legislature.
The last election, Wall won 51 of the 61 seats in the newly expanded legislature, and 62 per cent of the vote. However, he saw his popularity decline in light of the deficit. Wall still remains the most popular premier.
This marked the first time since 1925 that a party other than the NDP/CCF had won a third consecutive majority mandate.