The Saskatchewan Party will look a lot different the next time politicians come to the Legislature.
Premier Brad Wall’s last day as leader of the party and premier of the province Thursday, and the party has begun the search for a new leader.
Wall says he looks back to when he began his political career in his home town.
“I always thought I loved Swift Current from an early age, and even at University I thought ‘if I could get back there, it’s a great place to raise a family’,” Wall says. “So would there be an opportunity to be the representative for Swift Current, or Cypress Hills-Grasslands if it was Federal.”
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Wall has led the Saskatchewan Party since 2004, and served as premier since 2007.
Nicole Sarauer, interm leader of the opposition, says it has been a learning experience to go up against Wall in question period.
“I think the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with the Premier in Question Period has allowed me an to grow as an MLA, I hope it has in the future,” Sarauer says. “I think what you saw (Thursday) is largely reflective of this building. You don’t see it every day, or maybe it isn’t always shown, but this is a room of people that do respect each other.”
A new premier and leader of the Saskatchewan Party will be chosen on January 27th.