Brad Wall doesn’t even need to be in the Legislature to still be discussed.
On Tuesday, it was announced the Saskatchewan’s former premier had accepted a position as a special advisor with Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP’s Calgary office.
The news of Wall’s new job caught NDP MLA Nicole Sarauer off guard.
“I had no idea where he was going to go,” she said. “I knew he was going to pursue something.”
Minister of Export and Trade Jeremy Harrison wasn’t as shocked as his counterpart from across the aisle, but was quite thrilled for Wall.
He said he’s sure Wall will follow the established rules in place for public figures accepting non government jobs.
“There’s conflict laws that are in place in the province,” said Harrison. “I haven’t talked to Brad about it, but I’m sure he’s spoken with the Conflict of Interest commissioner.”
Wall is not the first former government leader to accept a job like this, as former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Quebec Premier Jean Charest have accepted jobs of this nature in the past.