Premier of Saskatchewan
President of Executive Council
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
MLA for Swift Current
Brad Wall was first elected Premier of Saskatchewan in the November 2007 provincial election. His government was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election with 64 per cent of the popular vote – the highest percentage of any political party in Saskatchewan history.
Premier Wall’s government can point to a remarkable list of achievements, including:
- Seven consecutive balanced budgets;
- The largest tax cuts in the history of Saskatchewan;
- Reducing the province's debt by 44 per cent;
- Saskatchewan receiving a AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s for the first time in the province’s history, the highest level possible for a provincial government;
- More support for people with disabilities, those suffering from diabetes and being the first province in Canada to fund clinical trials for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Liberation Treatment;
- Saskatchewan’s population hitting an all-time high of more than 1.13 million people;
- The most aggressive youth retention program in the country to ensure Saskatchewan’s young people stay and work in the province; and
- Record infrastructure spending to improve roads, schools, hospitals and senior's facilities all across Saskatchewan and to provide more affordable housing for those with lower incomes.
Premier Wall was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1999, representing the constituency of Swift Current. Prior to entering elected politics, he was active in his local business community and involved in service work spanning local events, economic development and health care recruitment.
One of his earliest forays into politics was in the late 1980's as a founding member and western co-chair of the Alliance for the Future of Young Canadians. This was an organization dedicated to promoting free trade.
Premier Wall was born and raised in Swift Current, which is in Saskatchewan’s southwest. He still lives there with his wife, Tami. He and his wife have three children.
Premier Wall received his post secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned an Honours degree in Public Administration.
During the last few years, Premier Wall has been consistently rated as Canada’s most popular premier in public opinion polls. He has earned a national reputation as a forceful and articulate defender of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s trade interests, particularly in the areas of energy and agriculture.
He is also an advocate of health care reform and, along with Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz, he served as co-chair of the Council of Federation’s Health Care Innovation Working Group.
In his spare time, Premier Wall enjoys spending his time with family, reading, cooking, golfing, cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and tinkering with his 1967 Dodge Coronet.