Premier Brad Wall rose to make a ministerial statement Wednesday afternoon in the Legislature to acknowledge the naming of three buildings, a lake and dam after four former Premiers.
In Moose Jaw the W. Ross Thatcher building is located on the Sask Polytech Campus.
In Regina the adult campus is named after Allan Blakeney and the Provincial Laboratory is named after Roy Romanow.
Near Alameda a lake and dam, both formally with no names, will now be known as Grant Devine Lake and Dam.
Wall says it’s important to recognize former premiers of Saskatchewan.
“I think it’s reasonable that we would have a formal policy for naming things after former premiers, so long as the premier is not naming something after his/her self, or even their predecessor and that’s also in the policy,” Wall says. “Regardless of how you feel about politics, all of these four individuals contributed greatly to this province, they served this province.”
Wall also says naming buildings has become more difficult as more and more buildings are already named after someone or something in Saskatchewan.