Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and former Premier of Saskatchewan
Brad Wall was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1999, representing the constituency of Swift Current. He became premier in the November 2007 provincial election and his government was re-elected in two subsequent elections with the highest percentages of any political party in Saskatchewan history.
Over the last few years of his premiership, Brad Wall had been consistently rated as Canada’s most popular premier in public opinion polls. He earned a national reputation as a forceful and articulate defender of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s trade interests, particularly in the areas of energy and agriculture, and had been a vocal opponent of the federal government’s plan to impose a job-killing carbon tax on Saskatchewan.
Under his leadership, Saskatchewan’s provincial government made remarkable achievements, including:
…The second-best job creation rate in Canada over the last decade after Saskatchewan had the worst job creation rate among provinces the decade previous;
…Saskatchewan receiving a AAA credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service for the first time; the highest level possible for a provincial government;
…Population growth of 163,000 people over the last 10 years – more growth than the previous 75 years combined;
…The most aggressive youth retention program in the country to ensure Saskatchewan’s young people stay and work in the province.
Brad Wall announced his political retirement in August 2017 & completed his tenure in early 2018.