Premier Wall announces retirement

By CJME News Staff
August 10, 2017 - 8:54am Updated: August 10, 2017 - 10:23am

Premier Brad Wall has announced his retirement.

He will remain premier until a next Saskatchewan Party leader is chosen but currently there is no timeline for that.

Wall maintained after 10 years it 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.

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