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Brad Wall

For the Australian skier, see Brad Wall (skier).

Bradley John Wall (born November 24, 1965), is a former Canadian politician who served as the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan from November 21, 2007 until February 2, 2018. He is the fourth longest-tenured premier in the province's history. His son, Colter Wall is a country music singer.

Brad Wall
Wall at the Leaders' Debate on March 23, 2016
14th Premier of Saskatchewan
In office
November 21, 2007 – February 2, 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorGordon Barnhart
Vaughn Schofield
DeputyKen Krawetz
Don McMorris
Don Morgan
Gordon Wyant
Preceded byLorne Calvert
Succeeded byScott Moe
Leader of the Saskatchewan Party
In office
July 15, 2004 – January 27, 2018
Preceded byElwin Hermanson
Succeeded byScott Moe
Member of theSaskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Swift Current
In office
August 16, 1999 – February 2, 2018
Preceded byJohn Wall
Succeeded byEverett Hindley
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
In office
July 15, 2004 – November 21, 2007
PremierLorne Calvert
Preceded byElwin Hermanson
Succeeded byLorne Calvert
Personal details
Born
Bradley John Wall

(1965-11-24)November 24, 1965 (age 55)
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political partySaskatchewan Party
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative (until 1997)
Spouse(s)Tami Wall (m. 1991)
Children3
ResidenceSwift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Signature

Wall was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as the Member for Swift Current in 1999, and he was re-elected four times, in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2016. He became leader of the Official Opposition Saskatchewan Party on July 15, 2004, replacing Elwin Hermanson, and he led the party to a majority government in the 2007 election. In the 2011 election, Wall's government won the largest vote share in Saskatchewan's history with 64% of the popular vote and 49 of the 58 seats in the legislature. The 2016 election delivered Wall another majority, marking the first time since 1925 that a party other than the New Democratic Party or its predecessor, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, had won three consecutive majority mandates.

For much of his tenure Wall polled as the most popular premier in Canada, and he is credited with raising Saskatchewan's profile on the national stage. Taking office during a period of growth catalyzed by rising global commodity prices, Wall's government focused on attracting investment and championing the province's resource-based industries. The government was persistently criticized for its privatization agenda, its disputes with organized labor, and its environmental stances. Commodity price crashes beginning in 2014 strained the province's finances, and Wall's popularity waned, particularly after introducing a severe austerity budget in 2017.

Wall announced his intention to retire as Saskatchewan Party Leader, Premier, and MLA for Swift Current on August 10, 2017. In doing so, he became the first non-CCF/NDP Premier since 1935 to leave office for a reason other than losing a general election. Wall was succeeded as Premier on February 2, 2018 by Scott Moe.

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Wall was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the son of Alice (née Schmidt) and John Wall, Mennonites with Eastern European roots. John owned a local trucking company. Wall demonstrated an early interest in politics, citing time spent playing a Fraser Institute-funded economics board game called Poleconomy as an early influence. He also had a significant interest in music and hosted a rock show on a local radio station. Wall attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, running for student council and graduating with an honours degree in Public Administration and an advanced certificate in Political Studies.

During the 1980s Wall began working as a political staffer, first in the office of Swift Current Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament Geoff Wilson in Ottawa. There he helped to found the "Alliance for the Future of Young Canadians," a pro-free trade group. Wall returned to Saskatchewan and worked as a ministerial assistant in the Progressive Conservative government of Grant Devine in Regina. Wall worked for Graham Taylor, Minister of Public Participation, Tourism, Small Business, Co-operatives and Health, and for John Gerich, Associate Minister of Economic Development. The Devine government was swept from power in 1991 under the specter of provincial bankruptcy and a growing expense scandal, which in the wake of the election turned into a massive fraud scandal. The subsequent investigation led to the conviction of 14 MLAs who served in the Devine government, 6 of whom received jail time, including Gerich, who was sentenced to two years.

Wall described the downfall of the Progressive Conservatives as "disheartening" and the fallout, including the prison sentences, as "powerful lessons." For most of the 1990s Wall's attention shifted away from politics to working in business in Swift Current. In 1991, Wall became the director of business development for the City of Swift Current, a role for which he eventually won an "Economic Developer of the Year" award. At the time Wall also ran a consulting business, through which he attempted to move the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame from Kitchener, Ontario, to Swift Current; this effort failed and the museum ultimately moved to Calgary. Wall also launched a short-lived tourism business called the Last Stand Adventure Company that centered upon a "Western ranch experience." Wall sat on a number of boards including being a founding member of the Southwest Centre for Entrepreneurial Development.[citation needed]

Wall's first personal foray into provincial politics was in 1991 when he unsuccessfully sought the Progressive Conservative nomination for Swift Current. Despite missing out on the nomination, he still worked on the party's unsuccessful re-election campaign.

MLA and Saskatchewan Party Leader (1999-2006)

Working in the private sector at the time, Wall has been credited with playing a backroom role in the creation of the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. The party formed as a coalition of sitting Progressive Conservative and Liberal Party MLAs and members, and was intended to unify opposition to the NDP. The Progressive Conservatives have in fact not won a seat in any election since the formation of the Saskatchewan Party, and neither have the Liberals since winning 4 seats in 2003; as such, the emergence of the Saskatchewan Party has effectively created a two-party system in Saskatchewan politics.

After nearly a decade outside of electoral politics, Wall won the Saskatchewan Party nomination for Swift Current ahead of the 1999 election, the first since the Saskatchewan Party was formed, and he was elected MLA. He defeated NDP incumbent John Wall (no relation) with more than 50% of the vote as part of a wave of rural victories that saw the Saskatchewan Party win 25 seats and the NDP reduced to a minority government. Wall was appointed to the Saskatchewan Party's front bench as Justice Critic, and later as Critic for Crown Corporations as well. After the election Wall also chaired a committee examining how to increase urban support for the party.

Inaugural Saskatchewan Party leader Elwin Hermanson resigned after the NDP regained a narrow majority in the 2003 provincial election. Wall announced his candidacy for the leadership and was ultimately acclaimed the party's new leader on March 15, 2004. Wall committed to a review of Saskatchewan Party policies, aiming to present a more moderate platform that could expand the party's support beyond rural areas. This process resulted in several socially-conservative policies being jettisoned, such as work-for-welfare policies, so-called "boot camps" for young offenders, and a referendum on publicly funded abortions. New policy resolutions included calling for treatment for crystal methamphetamine addicts, a patient-first review of the health care system, the development of a comprehensive plan to recruit and retain health care professionals, the development of an integrated addictions strategy for young offenders, a comprehensive review of the justice system, the establishment of a provincial youth justice board to address youth crime, rehabilitation and restitution measures, support for victims of crime, the establishment of a university research chair in occupational health and safety, and a review of the Workers' Compensation Board.[citation needed] Wall made economic issues the party's focal point and while in Opposition he released policy papers including "The Promise of Saskatchewan: A New Vision for Saskatchewan's Economy," in 2004, and "Getting Saskatchewan Back on Track: Addressing Saskatchewan's Labour Shortage," in 2006.

Premier of Saskatchewan (2007-2018)

Wall's efforts to appeal to a broader base paid off in the 2007 election as the Saskatchewan Party won 38 seats, including 8 seats between the province's two largest urban areas in Regina and Saskatoon, securing a majority government. This made Wall the province's 14th premier, and its first conservative premier since Devine. The win ushered in a period of prolonged electoral success for Wall and his party. In 2011 the party secured a historic landslide victory, winning 49 seats and the highest vote share in the province's history at 64%. This included making further inroads in urban centers as the party won 16 of 23 seats in Regina and Saskatoon. That year Wall also became the most popular premier in Canada, a distinction he would maintain through the 2016 election, which saw the Saskatchewan Party elected to a third consecutive majority with 62% of the vote and 51 seats in an expanded legislature. This marked the first time since 1925 that a non-CCF/NDP government had won three consecutive majorities in Saskatchewan. Wall's personal popularity has been attributed to his skills as an orator and his sense of humor, and he has been credited with changing perceptions of the province, particularly through raising its profile on the national stage. Wall's profile grew to the extent that he was considered synonymous with the party he led. However, Wall's popularity began to wane during this third term, particularly after introducing an austerity budget in 2017. With his party losing ground in polling and in two 2017 by-elections, Wall announced in August of that year that he would be retiring from politics. This triggered what would become only the second contested leadership race in the history of the Saskatchewan Party. Rosthern-Shellbrook MLA Scott Moe won that contest on January 27, 2018, and succeeded Wall on February 2 when he was sworn in as premier.

Wall and his Saskatchewan Party took office at a time when global commodity prices began to soar, particularly for oil, potash, and uranium, but also for coal and agricultural products, and the economy started to boom accordingly. With resource revenues high, Wall focused on overseeing a period of growth and the province saw numbers of jobs increase by an average of 6,500 per year, while the province's population grew every year under Wall's premiership and by over 150,000 people overall. Wall instituted widespread tax cuts and guided investments in health care, education, and infrastructure. In 2010 he signed Saskatchewan onto the New West Trade Partnership Agreement with Alberta and British Columbia, a free-trade pact that expanded to include Manitoba in 2017. In 2014 the province was awarded a AAA credit rating. However, after commodity prices crashed beginning in 2014 the province ran into significant economic turmoil. While Wall had been successful early on in paying down Saskatchewan's debt, which had nearly bankrupted the province in 1992 and reached a low of $7.9 billion in 2009, the debt rose rapidly after 2014 and would balloon to $14.8 billion in 2017. That year the province's credit rating was downgraded to AA. Wall's 2017 budget, the sixth deficit out of ten budgets under Wall, was deeply unpopular and criticized by many for its austerity and for disproportionately burdening poor and marginalized citizens in its efforts to address fiscal mismanagement. While the budget maintained a commitment to lowering corporate tax rates, the provincial sales tax was increased and deep cuts were made to social services and education. The budget also included cuts to grants to municipalities, which created budget crises for a number of municipalities. While the Saskatchewan Party was criticized for its costly investment in applying the Lean program to its health care system, Wall has been credited with reducing Saskatchewan's surgical wait times from among the longest in Canada to among the shortest through the use of private surgical clinics within the public system. The policy was initially controversial but soon became popular due to the favorable results.

Throughout his tenure as premier Wall was known as a staunch defender of Saskatchewan resource-based industries, especially potash and oil and gas. In 2010, Wall rose to national prominence through his opposition to an attempted hostile-takeover of Saskatoon-based PotashCorp, which was the world's largest potash producer, by Australian mining giant BHP. The $38.6 billion deal would have been the largest takeover in Canadian history, but the premier argued that Saskatchewan stood to lose billions in resource revenues and that such a takeover would damage Canada's strategic interests; the federal government ultimately blocked the deal, and Wall was subsequently named the Business News Network "newsmaker of the year," and the CTV "politician of the year." Wall persistently championed the province's fossil fuel industries as well. In 2011 the Saskatchewan Party led investment of $1.2 billion to build the world's first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage unit at SaskPower's Boundary Dam power station in order to extend the use of coal in the province. In 2014 Wall was vocal in lobbying the federal government to strengthen its regulation of the oil industry, arguing that stronger measures would aid pipeline development. Wall would later be a vocal critic of efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions, considering federal efforts like the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and even global efforts like the Paris Climate Accord to be threats to the province's energy industry. Wall was particularly vehement in his opposition to a federal carbon tax, an issue Wall helped to put at the center of conservative political agendas across the country and at the national level. Wall also took aim at civil society calls for climate action, for example lambasting the Leap Manifesto and calling it an "existential threat" to the oil industry. Such stances drew the ire of environmentalists, and the province was persistently criticized for its environmental measures and its lack of regulation of industries in particular. The 2016 spill of more than 200,000 liters of oil into the North Saskatchewan River from a Husky pipeline was blamed in part on a lack of proper regulation and monitoring. The province's 2017 climate change plan, meanwhile, was largely panned by environmental organizations.

Despite consistent growth in jobs Wall persistently found his government at odds with organized labor, beginning with 2007 efforts at revising provincial labor legislation. The government introduced two bills that were maligned as anti-labor as they removed the right to strike for more than 65,000 workers and made it harder for workers to unionize; one of the bills was ultimately struck down after being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015. Organized labor was also central to protests against the 2017 austerity budget. Wall and his government were also critiqued for their privatization agenda, which included an estimated sale of $1.1 billion in public assets and the loss of more than 1,200 public sector jobs. One of the most controversial decisions of the 2017 budget was the shuttering of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, a provincially-owned bus company that serviced all areas of the province. A major investment in the building of the Global Transportation Hub outside Regina also became controversial for questionable and allegedly fraudulent land deals.

After 2015 Wall continued to keep a high profile on the national stage as a frequent critic of both Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta NDP Leader and Premier Rachel Notley. In 2015 Wall wrote a letter to Trudeau urging him to suspend the federal government's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of that year. He would go on to consistently target Trudeau over the federal carbon tax, laying the groundwork for the province to launch a constitutional challenge against the measure in April 2018. Wall was also critical of Notley's efforts to strengthen national efforts to address climate change, and by 2017 Saskatchewan and Alberta were engaging in a series of trade disputes that began when Wall publicly attempted to lure energy companies to move their headquarters from Calgary to Saskatchewan. Relations between the provinces were so dire at times that their respective trade ministers were not speaking.

In June 2013, Wall attended the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private conference of approximately 120 to 140 invited influential guests from North America and Europe.

Post-retirement

Wall remained active in political circles even after retiring from electoral politics. He was considered a strong candidate for leadership of the federal Conservative Party, but he declined to run in the party's 2020 leadership contest. Wall did play a central role in the creation of the Buffalo Project, an American-style political action committee (PAC) aiming to influence federal politics, in Alberta. The Project claims to stand up for the interests of western industries, particularly the energy sector. Wall was influential in laying the groundwork for the project, including raising funds, and although he did not take on a formal role with the group he has been a key advisor. Although the group claims to be federalist, it has been associated with western separatism, particularly after the Saskatchewan branch of the separatist Wexit party rebranded itself as the Buffalo Party.

In January 2006 Saskatchewan Party MLA Brenda Bakken-Lackey resigned her seat, citing unspecified "frustrations" within Saskatchewan Party caucus and with the political system.

In the Saskatchewan Legislature's spring 2006 session, NDP MLAs revealed that Wall had worked in John Gerich's office at the time when $15,000 worth of alcohol was mis-allocated to the Minister's office. Wall admitted to the media of his partaking in the alcohol and knowing it was "wrong" and stated he considered it "an asset" to have learned from the government's activities.

On April 3, 2008, the provincial NDP released a video tape that was found at a former Conservative MP office. The tape was filmed during the 1991 Saskatchewan general election on the day of the leaders debate. The video showed Conservative MP and former Saskatchewan Party staffer Tom Lukiwski making homophobic remarks. Wall was also on the video using an exaggerated Ukrainian accent, making racist derogatory statements about former NDP Premier Roy Romanow.

In 2015, Brad Wall was named in a lawsuit against himself, Rob Norris, the former Minister of Advanced Education, and the University of Saskatchewan and its Board of Governors for the controversial firing of the President, Ilene Busch-Vishniac. Wall and Norris are accused of unlawfully inserting themselves into the Board's decision to fire Busch-Vishniac. The lawsuit is ongoing.

In January 2016 inmates at the Regina Correctional Facility staged a hunger strike, alleging that they had been served unsafe and under-cooked food. Wall told the media that if prisoners did not like the food they should not "go to jail." Wall's comments were heavily criticized for ignoring the issue and lacking compassion.

In 2017, Wall raised the story of a member of the Saskatchewan NDP who had been sexually assaulted in Question Period in response to a question about the Global Transportation Hub land deal. The story was raised without the consent of the victim, and Wall was criticized for politicising the issue of sexual assault. Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer described his remarks as "disgusting," and asked he withdraw his comments, and the victim took to twitter to demand an apology as well. After initially stating in the legislature that he would make "no apology," Wall later publicly apologized to the victim, saying he "was not aware" she "did not want the matter raised in this forum." It was described by Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk as "the worst of politics."

In 2017, Wall addressed a room of Saskatchewan Party members at a nomination meeting, where he recited a joke about the execution of Métis leader Louis Riel, who was captured and executed by the Canadian government in 1885 following the Battle of Batoche. British Columbia's Métis Federation labeled Wall's joke as "foolish" and "insensitive" and called for an apology.

In 2018 Wall tweeted a derogatory message in opposition to the federal carbon tax, which read "Usually when someone tells you to send in money but you’ll get more back in return, it’s a Nigerian prince." Shortly after, Wall deleted the tweet and issued an apology to Saskatchewan's Nigerian community.

Wall discusses Canadian football with US ambassador David Jacobson.

Wall resides in Swift Current. He is married to Tami whom he met in 1984 when they were both students at the University of Saskatchewan, and married in 1991. Together they have three children – two daughters, Megan and Faith, and a son, Colter. Colter Wall is a country singer. Wall is an avid football fan, supporting both the local Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and the National Football League's Oakland Raiders. He is also a classic car enthusiast and owns a Cadillac that was once owned by Waylon Jennings.

On May 1, 2018 Wall announced he would begin working as an advisor for the Calgary law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP.

2016 Saskatchewan general election:Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes %
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6,071 82.44
New Democratic Hailey Clark 1,112 15.10
Green George Watson 103 1.40
Liberal Glenn D. Smith 78 1.06
Total valid votes 7,364 99.55
Total rejected ballots 33 0.45
Turnout 7,397 60.55
Eligible voters 12,216
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
2011 Saskatchewan general election: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6,021 80.97 +10.10
NDP Aaron Ens 1,223 16.45 -6.95
Green Amanda Huxted 192 2.58 +0.40
Total valid votes 7,436 99.79
Total rejected ballots 16 0.21 -0.03
Turnout 7,452 68.30 -6.59
Eligible voters 10,911
Saskatchewan hold Swing +8.52
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
2007 Saskatchewan general election: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6,006 70.88 +12.51
NDP Robert Hale 1,983 23.40 -13.24
Liberal Justin Orthner 300 3.54 -1.45
Green Gail Schroh 185 2.18
Total valid votes 8,474 99.75
Total rejected ballots 21 0.25 +0.03
Turnout 8,495 74.89 +8.23
Eligible voters 11,343
Saskatchewan hold Swing +12.88
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
2003 Saskatchewan general election:Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes %
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4,312 58.36
NDP Dean Smith 2,707 36.64
Liberal Mike Burton 369 4.99
Total valid votes 7,388 99.78
Total rejected ballots 16 0.22
Turnout 7,404 66.66
Eligible voters 11,107
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
1999 Saskatchewan general election: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4,600 54.72%
NDP John Wall 2,538 30.19% -12.53
Liberal Rhonda Thompson 1,269 15.09% -10.88
Total 8,407 100.00%
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Brad Wall Language Watch Edit For the Australian skier see Brad Wall skier Bradley John Wall born November 24 1965 is a former Canadian politician who served as the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan from November 21 2007 until February 2 2018 He is the fourth longest tenured premier in the province s history His son Colter Wall is a country music singer Brad WallWall at the Leaders Debate on March 23 201614th Premier of SaskatchewanIn office November 21 2007 February 2 2018MonarchElizabeth IILieutenant GovernorGordon Barnhart Vaughn SchofieldDeputyKen Krawetz Don McMorris Don Morgan Gordon WyantPreceded byLorne CalvertSucceeded byScott MoeLeader of the Saskatchewan PartyIn office July 15 2004 January 27 2018Preceded byElwin HermansonSucceeded byScott MoeMember of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for Swift CurrentIn office August 16 1999 February 2 2018Preceded byJohn WallSucceeded byEverett HindleyLeader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of SaskatchewanIn office July 15 2004 November 21 2007PremierLorne CalvertPreceded byElwin HermansonSucceeded byLorne CalvertPersonal detailsBornBradley John Wall 1965 11 24 November 24 1965 age 55 Swift Current Saskatchewan CanadaPolitical partySaskatchewan PartyOther political affiliationsProgressive Conservative until 1997 Spouse s Tami Wall m 1991 Children3ResidenceSwift Current Saskatchewan CanadaSignature Wall was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as the Member for Swift Current in 1999 and he was re elected four times in 2003 2007 2011 and 2016 He became leader of the Official Opposition Saskatchewan Party on July 15 2004 replacing Elwin Hermanson and he led the party to a majority government in the 2007 election In the 2011 election Wall s government won the largest vote share in Saskatchewan s history with 64 of the popular vote and 49 of the 58 seats in the legislature The 2016 election delivered Wall another majority marking the first time since 1925 that a party other than the New Democratic Party or its predecessor the Co operative Commonwealth Federation had won three consecutive majority mandates For much of his tenure Wall polled as the most popular premier in Canada and he is credited with raising Saskatchewan s profile on the national stage Taking office during a period of growth catalyzed by rising global commodity prices Wall s government focused on attracting investment and championing the province s resource based industries The government was persistently criticized for its privatization agenda its disputes with organized labor and its environmental stances Commodity price crashes beginning in 2014 strained the province s finances and Wall s popularity waned particularly after introducing a severe austerity budget in 2017 Wall announced his intention to retire as Saskatchewan Party Leader Premier and MLA for Swift Current on August 10 2017 1 In doing so he became the first non CCF NDP Premier since 1935 to leave office for a reason other than losing a general election Wall was succeeded as Premier on February 2 2018 by Scott Moe Contents 1 Early life and career 2 Political career 2 1 MLA and Saskatchewan Party Leader 1999 2006 2 2 Premier of Saskatchewan 2007 2018 2 3 Post retirement 3 Controversies 4 Personal life 5 Electoral record 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly life and career EditWall was born in Swift Current Saskatchewan the son of Alice nee Schmidt and John Wall Mennonites with Eastern European roots 2 3 John owned a local trucking company Wall demonstrated an early interest in politics citing time spent playing a Fraser Institute funded economics board game called Poleconomy as an early influence 2 3 He also had a significant interest in music and hosted a rock show on a local radio station 2 Wall attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon running for student council and graduating with an honours degree in Public Administration and an advanced certificate in Political Studies 3 4 During the 1980s Wall began working as a political staffer first in the office of Swift Current Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament Geoff Wilson in Ottawa There he helped to found the Alliance for the Future of Young Canadians a pro free trade group 5 Wall returned to Saskatchewan and worked as a ministerial assistant in the Progressive Conservative government of Grant Devine in Regina 6 Wall worked for Graham Taylor Minister of Public Participation Tourism Small Business Co operatives and Health and for John Gerich Associate Minister of Economic Development 7 The Devine government was swept from power in 1991 under the specter of provincial bankruptcy and a growing expense scandal which in the wake of the election turned into a massive fraud scandal The subsequent investigation led to the conviction of 14 MLAs who served in the Devine government 6 of whom received jail time including Gerich who was sentenced to two years 8 Wall described the downfall of the Progressive Conservatives as disheartening and the fallout including the prison sentences as powerful lessons 7 For most of the 1990s Wall s attention shifted away from politics to working in business in Swift Current In 1991 Wall became the director of business development for the City of Swift Current a role for which he eventually won an Economic Developer of the Year award 7 At the time Wall also ran a consulting business through which he attempted to move the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame from Kitchener Ontario to Swift Current this effort failed and the museum ultimately moved to Calgary 2 Wall also launched a short lived tourism business called the Last Stand Adventure Company that centered upon a Western ranch experience 2 9 Wall sat on a number of boards including being a founding member of the Southwest Centre for Entrepreneurial Development citation needed Political career EditWall s first personal foray into provincial politics was in 1991 when he unsuccessfully sought the Progressive Conservative nomination for Swift Current Despite missing out on the nomination he still worked on the party s unsuccessful re election campaign 7 MLA and Saskatchewan Party Leader 1999 2006 Edit Working in the private sector at the time Wall has been credited with playing a backroom role in the creation of the Saskatchewan Party in 1997 7 9 The party formed as a coalition of sitting Progressive Conservative and Liberal Party MLAs and members and was intended to unify opposition to the NDP 10 The Progressive Conservatives have in fact not won a seat in any election since the formation of the Saskatchewan Party and neither have the Liberals since winning 4 seats in 2003 as such the emergence of the Saskatchewan Party has effectively created a two party system in Saskatchewan politics 11 After nearly a decade outside of electoral politics Wall won the Saskatchewan Party nomination for Swift Current ahead of the 1999 election the first since the Saskatchewan Party was formed and he was elected MLA He defeated NDP incumbent John Wall no relation with more than 50 of the vote as part of a wave of rural victories that saw the Saskatchewan Party win 25 seats and the NDP reduced to a minority government Wall was appointed to the Saskatchewan Party s front bench as Justice Critic and later as Critic for Crown Corporations as well 2 12 After the election Wall also chaired a committee examining how to increase urban support for the party 2 Inaugural Saskatchewan Party leader Elwin Hermanson resigned after the NDP regained a narrow majority in the 2003 provincial election Wall announced his candidacy for the leadership and was ultimately acclaimed the party s new leader on March 15 2004 2 Wall committed to a review of Saskatchewan Party policies aiming to present a more moderate platform that could expand the party s support beyond rural areas 2 This process resulted in several socially conservative policies being jettisoned such as work for welfare policies so called boot camps for young offenders and a referendum on publicly funded abortions 3 New policy resolutions included calling for treatment for crystal methamphetamine addicts a patient first review of the health care system the development of a comprehensive plan to recruit and retain health care professionals the development of an integrated addictions strategy for young offenders a comprehensive review of the justice system the establishment of a provincial youth justice board to address youth crime rehabilitation and restitution measures support for victims of crime the establishment of a university research chair in occupational health and safety and a review of the Workers Compensation Board citation needed Wall made economic issues the party s focal point and while in Opposition he released policy papers including The Promise of Saskatchewan A New Vision for Saskatchewan s Economy in 2004 and Getting Saskatchewan Back on Track Addressing Saskatchewan s Labour Shortage in 2006 13 14 Premier of Saskatchewan 2007 2018 Edit Wall s efforts to appeal to a broader base paid off in the 2007 election as the Saskatchewan Party won 38 seats including 8 seats between the province s two largest urban areas in Regina and Saskatoon securing a majority government This made Wall the province s 14th premier and its first conservative premier since Devine The win ushered in a period of prolonged electoral success for Wall and his party In 2011 the party secured a historic landslide victory winning 49 seats and the highest vote share in the province s history at 64 15 This included making further inroads in urban centers as the party won 16 of 23 seats in Regina and Saskatoon That year Wall also became the most popular premier in Canada a distinction he would maintain through the 2016 election which saw the Saskatchewan Party elected to a third consecutive majority with 62 of the vote and 51 seats in an expanded legislature 16 17 This marked the first time since 1925 that a non CCF NDP government had won three consecutive majorities in Saskatchewan Wall s personal popularity has been attributed to his skills as an orator and his sense of humor and he has been credited with changing perceptions of the province particularly through raising its profile on the national stage 7 18 Wall s profile grew to the extent that he was considered synonymous with the party he led 19 However Wall s popularity began to wane during this third term particularly after introducing an austerity budget in 2017 20 With his party losing ground in polling and in two 2017 by elections Wall announced in August of that year that he would be retiring from politics 1 6 This triggered what would become only the second contested leadership race in the history of the Saskatchewan Party Rosthern Shellbrook MLA Scott Moe won that contest on January 27 2018 and succeeded Wall on February 2 when he was sworn in as premier 21 Wall and his Saskatchewan Party took office at a time when global commodity prices began to soar particularly for oil potash and uranium but also for coal and agricultural products and the economy started to boom accordingly 22 With resource revenues high Wall focused on overseeing a period of growth and the province saw numbers of jobs increase by an average of 6 500 per year while the province s population grew every year under Wall s premiership and by over 150 000 people overall 22 Wall instituted widespread tax cuts and guided investments in health care education and infrastructure In 2010 he signed Saskatchewan onto the New West Trade Partnership Agreement with Alberta and British Columbia a free trade pact that expanded to include Manitoba in 2017 23 In 2014 the province was awarded a AAA credit rating 16 However after commodity prices crashed beginning in 2014 the province ran into significant economic turmoil While Wall had been successful early on in paying down Saskatchewan s debt which had nearly bankrupted the province in 1992 and reached a low of 7 9 billion in 2009 the debt rose rapidly after 2014 and would balloon to 14 8 billion in 2017 24 That year the province s credit rating was downgraded to AA 16 Wall s 2017 budget the sixth deficit out of ten budgets under Wall was deeply unpopular and criticized by many for its austerity and for disproportionately burdening poor and marginalized citizens in its efforts to address fiscal mismanagement 20 25 While the budget maintained a commitment to lowering corporate tax rates the provincial sales tax was increased and deep cuts were made to social services and education 25 The budget also included cuts to grants to municipalities which created budget crises for a number of municipalities 26 While the Saskatchewan Party was criticized for its costly investment in applying the Lean program to its health care system Wall has been credited with reducing Saskatchewan s surgical wait times from among the longest in Canada to among the shortest through the use of private surgical clinics within the public system The policy was initially controversial but soon became popular due to the favorable results 27 28 Throughout his tenure as premier Wall was known as a staunch defender of Saskatchewan resource based industries especially potash and oil and gas In 2010 Wall rose to national prominence through his opposition to an attempted hostile takeover of Saskatoon based PotashCorp which was the world s largest potash producer by Australian mining giant BHP The 38 6 billion deal would have been the largest takeover in Canadian history but the premier argued that Saskatchewan stood to lose billions in resource revenues and that such a takeover would damage Canada s strategic interests the federal government ultimately blocked the deal and Wall was subsequently named the Business News Network newsmaker of the year and the CTV politician of the year 16 29 Wall persistently championed the province s fossil fuel industries as well In 2011 the Saskatchewan Party led investment of 1 2 billion to build the world s first industrial scale carbon capture and storage unit at SaskPower s Boundary Dam power station in order to extend the use of coal in the province 30 In 2014 Wall was vocal in lobbying the federal government to strengthen its regulation of the oil industry arguing that stronger measures would aid pipeline development 31 Wall would later be a vocal critic of efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions considering federal efforts like the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and even global efforts like the Paris Climate Accord to be threats to the province s energy industry Wall was particularly vehement in his opposition to a federal carbon tax an issue Wall helped to put at the center of conservative political agendas across the country and at the national level 32 33 Wall also took aim at civil society calls for climate action for example lambasting the Leap Manifesto and calling it an existential threat to the oil industry 34 Such stances drew the ire of environmentalists and the province was persistently criticized for its environmental measures and its lack of regulation of industries in particular 35 The 2016 spill of more than 200 000 liters of oil into the North Saskatchewan River from a Husky pipeline was blamed in part on a lack of proper regulation and monitoring 36 The province s 2017 climate change plan meanwhile was largely panned by environmental organizations 37 Despite consistent growth in jobs Wall persistently found his government at odds with organized labor beginning with 2007 efforts at revising provincial labor legislation The government introduced two bills that were maligned as anti labor as they removed the right to strike for more than 65 000 workers and made it harder for workers to unionize one of the bills was ultimately struck down after being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015 38 Organized labor was also central to protests against the 2017 austerity budget 25 Wall and his government were also critiqued for their privatization agenda which included an estimated sale of 1 1 billion in public assets and the loss of more than 1 200 public sector jobs 39 One of the most controversial decisions of the 2017 budget was the shuttering of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company a provincially owned bus company that serviced all areas of the province 40 A major investment in the building of the Global Transportation Hub outside Regina also became controversial for questionable and allegedly fraudulent land deals 41 After 2015 Wall continued to keep a high profile on the national stage as a frequent critic of both Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta NDP Leader and Premier Rachel Notley 42 In 2015 Wall wrote a letter to Trudeau urging him to suspend the federal government s plan to resettle 25 000 Syrian refugees before the end of that year 43 He would go on to consistently target Trudeau over the federal carbon tax laying the groundwork for the province to launch a constitutional challenge against the measure in April 2018 32 44 Wall was also critical of Notley s efforts to strengthen national efforts to address climate change and by 2017 Saskatchewan and Alberta were engaging in a series of trade disputes that began when Wall publicly attempted to lure energy companies to move their headquarters from Calgary to Saskatchewan 45 Relations between the provinces were so dire at times that their respective trade ministers were not speaking 45 In June 2013 Wall attended the Bilderberg Conference an annual private conference of approximately 120 to 140 invited influential guests from North America and Europe 46 Post retirement Edit Wall remained active in political circles even after retiring from electoral politics He was considered a strong candidate for leadership of the federal Conservative Party but he declined to run in the party s 2020 leadership contest 47 Wall did play a central role in the creation of the Buffalo Project an American style political action committee PAC aiming to influence federal politics in Alberta The Project claims to stand up for the interests of western industries particularly the energy sector 48 Wall was influential in laying the groundwork for the project including raising funds and although he did not take on a formal role with the group he has been a key advisor 49 Although the group claims to be federalist it has been associated with western separatism particularly after the Saskatchewan branch of the separatist Wexit party rebranded itself as the Buffalo Party 50 Controversies EditIn January 2006 Saskatchewan Party MLA Brenda Bakken Lackey resigned her seat citing unspecified frustrations within Saskatchewan Party caucus and with the political system 51 In the Saskatchewan Legislature s spring 2006 session NDP MLAs revealed that Wall had worked in John Gerich s office at the time when 15 000 worth of alcohol was mis allocated to the Minister s office Wall admitted to the media of his partaking in the alcohol and knowing it was wrong and stated he considered it an asset to have learned from the government s activities 52 53 On April 3 2008 the provincial NDP released a video tape that was found at a former Conservative MP office The tape was filmed during the 1991 Saskatchewan general election on the day of the leaders debate 54 The video showed Conservative MP and former Saskatchewan Party staffer Tom Lukiwski making homophobic remarks 55 Wall was also on the video using an exaggerated Ukrainian accent making racist derogatory statements about former NDP Premier Roy Romanow 55 56 57 In 2015 Brad Wall was named in a lawsuit against himself Rob Norris the former Minister of Advanced Education and the University of Saskatchewan and its Board of Governors for the controversial firing of the President Ilene Busch Vishniac Wall and Norris are accused of unlawfully inserting themselves into the Board s decision to fire Busch Vishniac 58 The lawsuit is ongoing 59 In January 2016 inmates at the Regina Correctional Facility staged a hunger strike alleging that they had been served unsafe and under cooked food 60 Wall told the media that if prisoners did not like the food they should not go to jail Wall s comments were heavily criticized for ignoring the issue and lacking compassion 61 62 In 2017 Wall raised the story of a member of the Saskatchewan NDP who had been sexually assaulted in Question Period in response to a question about the Global Transportation Hub land deal The story was raised without the consent of the victim and Wall was criticized for politicising the issue of sexual assault Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer described his remarks as disgusting and asked he withdraw his comments and the victim took to twitter to demand an apology as well After initially stating in the legislature that he would make no apology Wall later publicly apologized to the victim saying he was not aware she did not want the matter raised in this forum 63 It was described by Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk as the worst of politics 64 In 2017 Wall addressed a room of Saskatchewan Party members at a nomination meeting where he recited a joke about the execution of Metis leader Louis Riel who was captured and executed by the Canadian government in 1885 following the Battle of Batoche British Columbia s Metis Federation labeled Wall s joke as foolish and insensitive and called for an apology 65 66 In 2018 Wall tweeted a derogatory message in opposition to the federal carbon tax which read Usually when someone tells you to send in money but you ll get more back in return it s a Nigerian prince Shortly after Wall deleted the tweet and issued an apology to Saskatchewan s Nigerian community 67 Wall discusses Canadian football with US ambassador David Jacobson Personal life EditWall resides in Swift Current He is married to Tami whom he met in 1984 when they were both students at the University of Saskatchewan and married in 1991 4 Together they have three children two daughters Megan and Faith and a son Colter 68 Colter Wall is a country singer 69 Wall is an avid football fan supporting both the local Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and the National Football League s Oakland Raiders 70 He is also a classic car enthusiast and owns a Cadillac that was once owned by Waylon Jennings 70 On May 1 2018 Wall announced he would begin working as an advisor for the Calgary law firm Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP 71 Electoral record Edit2016 Saskatchewan general election Swift CurrentParty Candidate Votes Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6 071 82 44New Democratic Hailey Clark 1 112 15 10Green George Watson 103 1 40Liberal Glenn D Smith 78 1 06Total valid votes 7 364 99 55Total rejected ballots 33 0 45Turnout 7 397 60 55Eligible voters 12 216Source Elections Saskatchewan 72 2011 Saskatchewan general election Swift Current Party Candidate Votes Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6 021 80 97 10 10 NDP Aaron Ens 1 223 16 45 6 95Green Amanda Huxted 192 2 58 0 40Total valid votes 7 436 99 79Total rejected ballots 16 0 21 0 03Turnout 7 452 68 30 6 59Eligible voters 10 911Saskatchewan hold Swing 8 52Source Elections Saskatchewan 73 2007 Saskatchewan general election Swift Current Party Candidate Votes Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6 006 70 88 12 51 NDP Robert Hale 1 983 23 40 13 24Liberal Justin Orthner 300 3 54 1 45Green Gail Schroh 185 2 18 Total valid votes 8 474 99 75Total rejected ballots 21 0 25 0 03Turnout 8 495 74 89 8 23Eligible voters 11 343Saskatchewan hold Swing 12 88Source Elections Saskatchewan 74 2003 Saskatchewan general election Swift CurrentParty Candidate Votes Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4 312 58 36 NDP Dean Smith 2 707 36 64Liberal Mike Burton 369 4 99Total valid votes 7 388 99 78Total rejected ballots 16 0 22Turnout 7 404 66 66Eligible voters 11 107Source Elections Saskatchewan 75 1999 Saskatchewan general election Swift Current Party Candidate Votes Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4 600 54 72 NDP John Wall 2 538 30 19 12 53Liberal Rhonda Thompson 1 269 15 09 10 88Total 8 407 100 00 See also EditList of premiers of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan PartyReferences Edit a b Martell Creeden August 10 2017 Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall retiring from politics CBC News a b c d e f g h i Who is Brad Wall Regina LeaderPost 2007 11 08 Archived from the original on 2009 05 11 Retrieved 2009 05 08 a b c d Patrick White and Jane Taber 2009 07 12 Wall flowers The Globe and Mail CS1 maint uses authors parameter link a b Willett Edward 2009 Premier Brad Wall The luckiest guy in the country in terms of a job Fine Lifestyles Regina Brad Wall The Canadian Encyclopedia www thecanadianencyclopedia ca Retrieved 2021 02 27 a b Premier Brad Wall resigns as leader of Sask Party Global News The Canadian Press 2017 08 10 Retrieved 2021 02 26 a b c d e f Sears Robin 2014 11 20 From Inside Policy Robin Sears profiles Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Macdonald Laurier Institute Retrieved 2021 02 27 From politics to prison in Saskatchewan CBC News 1999 02 08 a b Brad Wall resigns after decade as Sask premier CKOM News 2017 08 10 Retrieved 2021 02 27 Founding of Saskatchewan Party theme of new book CBC News The Canadian Press 2012 08 08 Retrieved 2021 02 27 White Crummey Arthur 2020 12 05 From Power to Pitiful An autopsy of the Saskatchewan Liberals Regina LeaderPost Retrieved 2021 02 27 Mills Sarah 2017 12 08 Tributes tears as Brad Wall says goodbye to the legislature 980 CJME Retrieved 2021 02 27 Brad Wall September 2004 The Promise of Saskatchewan A New Vision for Saskatchewan s Economy PDF Archived from the original PDF on 2007 07 01 Retrieved 2007 08 07 Current issues amp news from the legislature Saskatchewan Party Archived from the original on 2007 09 27 Retrieved 2007 08 07 Brad Wall cruises to victory in Saskatchewan election National Post 2011 11 08 Retrieved 2021 02 27 a b c d Brad Wall Timeline of Saskatchewan s 14th premier Regina LeaderPost 2017 08 10 Retrieved 2021 02 27 Brad Wall still most popular premier in Canada Angus Reid survey CBC News 2017 12 19 Retrieved 2021 02 27 Mason Gary 2018 01 26 Brad Wall was a premier who let Saskatchewanians know it s okay to win The Globe and Mail Retrieved 2021 02 28 Robert Tammy 2017 12 08 After Brad Wall can the Saskatchewan Party keep itself together Maclean s Retrieved 2021 02 28 a b MacPherson Alex 2017 10 17 The effects of this budget are long lasting and continuous Sask Federation of Labour plans protest The StarPhoenix Retrieved 2021 02 28 Former environment minister Scott Moe wins race to become Saskatchewan premier National Observer The Canadian Press 2018 01 27 Retrieved 2021 02 28 a b White Crummey Arthur 2020 10 23 Battle of the records Which party is better on growth jobs cuts and debt Regina LeaderPost Retrieved 2021 02 28 Lambert Steve 2015 11 19 Manitoba premier accuses Saskatchewan premier of flip flop on trade CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Langenegger Stefani 2016 11 17 Rising government deb worries Sask Opposition CBC News a b c James Thia 2017 04 28 Heated protest greets Premier s Dinner guests in Saskatoon The StarPhoenix Retrieved 2021 02 28 Loss of grant in lieu funding leaves Sask municipalities short CTV News 2017 03 27 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Government of Saskatchewan s Lean contract comes to an end CBC News 2015 03 21 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Mandryk Murray 2015 10 29 Mandryk Wall winning the wait times war The StarPhoenix Retrieved 2021 02 28 Graham Jennifer 2010 12 26 Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall builds his profile on potash debate iPolitics The Canadian Press Retrieved 2021 02 28 Lorinc John 2014 12 02 The world s first carbon capture plant opens in Saskachewan The Globe and Mail Retrieved 2021 02 28 McDiarmid Margo 2014 02 28 High profile conservatives urge government action on environment CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 a b Warick Jason 2016 12 01 Sask alone in threatening carbon tax suit Brad Wall CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 27 Wells Paul 2018 11 07 Canada s carbon tax is up against a united front of powerful Conservatives Maclean s Retrieved 2021 02 27 Fletcher Robson 2016 06 08 Brad Wall says oil industry faces existential threat from Leap Manifesto Hollywood CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Enoch Simon and Stuart Trew 2016 09 01 The Transformation of Saskatchewan Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Retrieved 2021 02 28 Tait Carrie 2016 08 26 Husky oil spill has critics questioning independence of Saskatchewan s regulatory system The Globe and Mail Retrieved 2021 02 28 Coleman Cory 2018 12 13 Sask Environmental Society releases blueprint on climate change CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Supreme Court strikes down Sask law that prevents the right to strike Global News 2015 01 30 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Selling Saskatchewan A decade of privatization 2007 2017 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 2018 03 07 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Sask made fundamental mistake treating STC as business not service researcher CBC News 2019 05 31 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Leo Geoff 2016 02 03 Businessmen made millions on Regina land that wound up in taxpayers hands CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Thomson Stuart 2017 08 10 With Brad Wall retiring Trudeau loses a persistent critic in the west National Post Retrieved 2021 02 28 Brad Wall asks prime minister to suspend Syrian refugee plan CBC News 2015 11 16 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Forrest Maura 2018 04 25 Saskatchewan launches constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax National Post Retrieved 2021 02 28 a b Trynacity Kim 2018 01 27 Rachel Notley and Brad Wall A borderline relationship CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Matthew Holehouse 2013 06 03 Bilderberg Group 2013 guest list and agenda The Daily Telegraph retrieved July 6 2013 Harris Kathleen 2019 12 12 Who s next Conservative speculation about Scheer s replacement breaks into the open CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Moore Dene 2020 01 06 The Buffalo Project Behind the powerful cabal working on a New Deal for the West National Post Retrieved 2021 02 28 Hunter Adam 2019 01 22 Brad Wall helped create right of centre Buffalo Project and grab investors CBC News Retrieved 2021 02 28 Zinchuk Brian 2020 07 26 Provincial separatist party rebrands appoints new interim leader Humboldt Journal Retrieved 2021 02 28 Byelection to be called in Weyburn Big Muddy CBC News January 31 2006 Retrieved 2015 05 04 Saskatoon Star Phoenix January 17 1992 Brad Wall on CBC March 23 2006 John Gormley April 4 2008 Tasteless Tape Sparks Tacky Outrage Saskatoon Star Phoenix Archived from the original on June 8 2008 Retrieved 2008 04 04 a b Tory MP apologizes for anti gay comments CTV News Archived from the original on 2008 04 05 Retrieved 2008 04 04 Saskatchewan MP apologizes over anti gay slur CBC News April 3 2008 Retrieved 2015 05 04 Labour livid over comments on controversial tape Mysask com Retrieved 2018 05 14 Former U of S president Busch Vishniac sues over dismissal CBC News 2015 06 03 Retrieved 2016 04 27 Hill Andrea 2019 05 24 Former U of S president s lawsuit allowed to proceed Busch Vishniac ordered to put money in trust to dissuade concerns of defendants The StarPhoenix Retrieved 2021 03 01 Saskatchewan premier tells 115 inmates refusing to eat how to avoid prison food don t go to jail National Post The Canadian Press 2016 01 07 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Editorial Wall too glib panders with prison food comment The StarPhoenix 2016 01 11 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Urback Robyn 2016 01 12 Robyn Urback Let them eat frozen mystery meat they re just prisoners right National Post Retrieved 2021 02 28 Langenegger Stefani November 1 2017 Woman at centre of Sask NDP sexual harassment investigation wants premier to stop citing her story Canadian Broadcasting Company Mandryk Murray 2017 11 03 Mandryk Wall wading into sexual assault rumours the worst of politics Regina LeaderPost Retrieved 2019 09 30 Joehnck Manfred 10 November 2017 Premier Wall accused of making foolish and insensitive comments about Louis Riel Missinpi Broadcast Corporation MBC Radio Retrieved 24 January 2018 Premier Remarks and Saskatchewan Party Nomination Demonstrate Lack of Respect for Metis History BC Metis Federation Retrieved 24 January 2018 MacPherson Alex 2018 10 29 Brad Wall apologizes after concerns raised over Nigerian prince tweet Regina LeaderPost Retrieved 29 November 2018 MacGregor Roy January 28 2008 Saskatchewan s new Premier has reason to swagger The Globe and Mail Colter Wall debuts first songs including The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie While he was not asked about it during his interview on CBC Wall is the son of Saskatchewan s premier Brad Wall a b Key facts about retiring Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall National Post The Canadian Press 2017 08 10 Retrieved 2021 02 28 Brad Wall working in Calgary as adviser for business law firm CBC News Retrieved 1 May 2018 2016 Statement of Votes Volume 1 PDF Elections Saskatchewan 23 January 2017 Retrieved 1 March 2018 2011 Statement of Votes Volume 1 PDF Elections Saskatchewan 10 October 2012 Retrieved 1 March 2018 2007 Statement of Votes Volume 1 PDF Elections Saskatchewan 8 September 2008 Retrieved 1 March 2018 2003 Statement of Votes Volume 1 PDF Elections Saskatchewan 29 July 2004 Retrieved 1 March 2018 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Brad Wall Wikinews has related news Canada pursues new nuclear research reactor to produce medical isotopesOfficial website Brad Wall Saskatchewan Party biographyRetrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Brad Wall amp oldid 1033598028, wikipedia, wiki, book, books, library,

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