“This is the new Saskatchewan, and with that, hope wins here.”
With that, Brad Wall closed out his political career Saturday afternoon in a passionate address to Saskatchewan Party supporters before they elected their new leader.
Wall went directly after the NDP and reminded Saskatchewan Party faithful in his half-hour farewell speech that they are doing well financially and at the polls, even after a budget which was deemed unpopular because of the many cuts in it.
He told the gathering at Prairieland Park that the provincial NDP has no sense of fiscal responsibility which they did at one time in the 90’s. He also went after the federal NDP and their Leap Manifesto—a document which is against fossil fuels which Saskatchewan is famous for.
“This thing could not be any more anti-Saskatchewan if it were called the ‘We Hate Bunny Hugs, Perogies and Vi-Co Manifesto,”‘ he said, referring to the uniquely Saskatchewan terms for hoodie and chocolate milk.
Wall started his speech by thanking all of those who helped him and the Saskatchewan Party be where they are today. He said many leaders make a farewell speech after an election-night defeat which is something he never had to do.