With the Saskatchewan Party selecting it’s new leader and next Premier this weekend, Brad Wall’s time as a politician is coming to a close.
Wednesday he officially handed in his letter of Resignation as the MLA for Swift Current, and will attend his final cabinet meeting and government caucus meeting.
Wall is attending his final meetings this week and has even cleaned out his desk in the legislature.
A new leader will be elected in Saskatoon on Saturday.
Wall says the answer was simple when he was asked what are you going to miss most about being Premier.
“I enjoyed coming to work, people that I worked with have a good sense of humour, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but they were here for public service; that’s a pretty great group to work with,” Wall says. “Most of them, if not all of them, are friends, some life long friends. Of course, the people of Saskatchewan, I got to meet people all over this province that I otherwise won’t be meeting in the future.”
The countries most popular provincial leader says he looks back on the last ten years and is proud of the progress Saskatchewan made.
“There’s that sign that we’ve put up in the cabinet that says ‘have you left things better than you found it?’ and you consider a number of things, there’s 160,000 more people in the province today, there’s 60,000 more jobs, we have a AAA credit rating notwithstanding four years of stubbornly low commodity prices,” Wall says. “We have a different attitude in this province; it’s changed. Even through difficult times, people are positive about Saskatchewan and it’s role in the country and the world.”
That being said Wall knows much work still needs to be done such as contract negotiations with teachers and continuing to shrink the deficit.
Wall has been Premier since 2007, he announced his intentions to step down in August of 2017.