With today being the last full day of Premier Brad Wall’s premiership, a University of Regina professor took the time to look back on Wall’s political career.
Tom McIntosh says Wall’s tenure as Premier could be remembered as a classy politician who lead the province in a unique way.
McIntosh, who is also head of the Department of Politics and International studies, says it will depend on which section of time people remember Wall’s time as Premier that will affect his legacy.
“I think it will depend on how people balance out the first two and a half terms as Premier and the last year,” McIntosh says. “I think it’s fair to say neither he, nor the party have had a good last year.”
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McIntosh says Wall was able to use social media to its advantage as it grew in popularity.
“He adapted to things like social media, which really came up while he was in office, and became a thing during his time in office,” McIntosh says. “He took to it really well, he had a natural instinct for what would work and how to use it, and how to be fun and playful on it, and also how to be serious on it.”
Wall will be in attendance as a new Premier is chosen Saturday at the Sask Party leadership convention in Saskatoon.