Brad Wall, MLA
President of Executive Council
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Brad Wall was first elected Premier of Saskatchewan in the November 2007 provincial election.
His government was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election with 64 per cent of the popular vote – the highest percentage of any political party in Saskatchewan history.
Premier Wall’s government can point to a remarkable list of achievements, including:
Prior to his career in politics, Premier Wall was active in his local business community and was involved in service work spanning local events, economic development and health care recruitment.
One of his earliest forays into politics was in the late 1980's as a founding member and western co-chair of the Alliance for the Future of Young Canadians. This was an organization dedicated to promoting free trade.
Brad Wall was born and raised in Swift Current, which is in Saskatchewan’s southwest. He still lives there with his wife, Tami, as well as two of their three children: Colter and Faith. Their daughter Megan is enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan.
He received his post secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours degree in Public Administration.
Since his election in the fall of 2007, Brad Wall has garnered significant positive attention on the provincial and national media scene. In fact, Chantal Hébert from the Toronto Star named Brad Wall Canada’s most underrated politician in 2011 and CTV’s Don Martin named him the 2011 Politician of the Year.
Below are several quotes from media outlets across Saskatchewan and Canada:
“Brad Wall's subtle touch might be the very thing that has turned the Sask. Party into the formidable political machine it is…”
- Mandryk, Murray. The Regina Leader-Post, December 6, 2011.
“Wall is a moderate and a pragmatist, but he will bring his own Saskatchewan swagger to the federal scene. He has already shown his wicked sense of humour before national opinion leaders in Ottawa….he presides over a province that is bringing back its young, poaching workers from other provinces, has the country’s lowest unemployment rate, fast-flowing revenue and a balanced budget.”
- Harper, Tim. The Toronto Star, November 9, 2011.
“I didn’t know what to expect….he had everybody sitting on the edge of their seats. His message was right on target. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t have a greater future in Canadian politics.”
- Harrell, Bobby. Globe and Mail, September 14, 2011.
“Saskatchewan's Premier, Brad Wall, arguably Canada's most articulate pitchman…”
- Cattaneo, Claudia. The National Post, September 8, 2011.
Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid described Premier Wall as "...inspiration wrapped up in clarity, humour and eloquence."
- Braid, Don. Calgary Herald columnist, July 8, 2008.
"Anyone interested in the difference between good management and bad should take a look at Saskatchewan. There, the provincial government just brought down a balanced budget. It's the only one in Canada."
- Victoria Times Colonist, April 4, 2010.
"Amid the ruin that has devastated most governments' balance sheets, Saskatchewan stands as a beacon of light, tabling another balanced budget yesterday. The province has a tradition of fiscal rectitude that crosses party lines, but what is encouraging about this budget is that the government has taken a pre-emptive stab at spending cuts, although times there are relatively good. Other jurisdictions could stand to learn from its example."
- The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2010.
"Mr. Wall is anything but dull. At the Public Policy Forum's annual testimonial dinner in Toronto Thursday night, the Premier rocked the house, impressing the audience, full of heavy-weight bureaucrats and other politicians, with his wit, impeccable comedic timing and self-deprecating stories."
- Taber, Jane. The Globe and Mail, April 3, 2009.
"Premier Wall has done wonders promoting Saskatchewan as a place to take in a football game, do business and establish yourself. We give our regards to Premier Wall and his team, and say: Take notes, Canada!"
- Canadian Business Journal, April, 2009.