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:
Premier Wall was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1999, representing the constituency of Swift Current. Prior to entering elected politics, he was active in his local business community and 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.
Premier Wall was born and raised in Swift Current, which is in Saskatchewan’s southwest. He still lives there with his wife, Tami, their daughter Faith and their dog Zeke. Their other children - daughter Megan and son Colter - are enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan.
Premier Wall received his post secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned an Honours degree in Public Administration.
During the last few years, Premier Wall has been consistently rated as Canada’s most popular premier in public opinion polls. He has 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.
He is also an advocate of health care reform and, along with Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz, he served as co-chair of the Council of Federation’s Health Care Innovation Working Group.
In his spare time, Premier Wall enjoys spending his time with family, reading, cooking, golfing, cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and tinkering with his 1967 Dodge Coronet.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.