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Sask. Party president defends cash-for-access after second ...

Premier Brad Wall addresses the crowd at the Annual Premier's Dinner at the Credit Union EventPlex in Regina. TROY FLEECE / .and more »...

Wall's speech in Regina interrupted by protester yelling 'Stop the cuts!'

Shouts of “stops the cuts” rang out as Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall defended the provincial budget in a speech before 1,400 party supporters. Wall was...

Letter: The next leader of the Saskatchewan NDP should be a woman

Cam Broten, centre, celebrates winning the party leadership during the Saskatchewan NDP convention in Saskatoon on March 9, 2013 with former premiers Lorne Calvert, left...

Byelection may be more entertaining than insightful | Regina Leader ...

The Saskatchewan Party may be of two minds when it comes to the participation of Dr. Ryan Meili as the NDP candidate in the upcoming...

Mandryk: Cabinet shuffle exposes Brad Wall's depth problem

Wall did stress that one less minister translates to a $450,000 savings — suddenly a big factor for a government scraping together its pennies. In...

Mandryk: Wall battles racist attitudes

Premier Brad Wall shed a tear along with Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde after laying flowers at the La Loche Community School in...

Mandryk: Departures make Wall's cabinet shuffle even tougher

Alas, nothing seems that simple for Premier Brad Wall this summer. The circumstances surrounding the departure of former deputy premier Don McMorris and pending departures...

Editorial: It's been a rough few months for Wall

The government's fiscal acumen took another knock early last month when the provincial auditor said taxpayers didn't get a good deal on a multi-million-dollar land...

A long, hot summer for Brad Wall | Regina Leader-Post

Premier Brad Wall speaks to reporters at the Legislative Building Monday about Don McMorris's resignation from cabinet and caucus after being charged with ...Brad Wall 'Very,...

Brad Wall not interested in talking pipeline safety in wake of oil spill

Premier Brad Wall was the first elected official to raise the issue of pipeline safety in light of the recent oil spill in northern Saskatchewan,...

Opinion: Premier Brad Wall right to oppose carbon tax

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is determined to impose a national carbon tax, but Premier Brad Wall is warning him not to force one on Saskatchewan.

Premier Brad Wall says drinking water is the priority after Husky oil ...

Premier won't be visiting communities affected by the oil spill on Thursday, as was planned.Premier Wall celebrated Husky expansion in oil spill area on election...

Rachel Notley and Brad Wall talk beer in Whitehorse

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley cracked open a can of conversation late Thursday afternoon to talk beer. There has been a...

Wall expected to fight carbon tax, push for more provincial trade at premiers' meeting

As one of the most vocal opponents of a carbon tax, Premier Brad Wall is expected to mount a fierce argument against creating one when...

Mandryk: Wall should drop Boyd in next cabinet shuffle

This was the case in Premier Brad Wall's decision to accept the resignation of the late Serge Leclerc from the Saskatchewan Party caucus. Also, former...

Premier Brad Wall let down by Bill Boyd, other cabinet vets

Premier Brad Wall: B+ It is a leader's job to get his party elected to government and Wall accomplished this for a third consecutive term...

Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party government resorting to desperation

Part of the problem may very well be that Premier Brad Wall's grander vision doesn't extend much beyond the province's resources. Or at least, that...

Premier Brad Wall promoting Energy East pipeline across the country

Next week, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will go to Toronto and Saint John, N.B., to promote the Energy East pipeline. The pipeline would carry western...

Callers using Brad Wall's name to try to scam Regina residents

Premier Brad Wall's office has warned that any callers claiming to be the premier or part of his team are not who they claim to...

When the going gets tough, governments show their mettle — if any

Party leader of Brad Wall — someone who could be trusted to guard at least some of the province's traditional values, like public ownership of...

Fingas: Wall's handout hard to stomach

But there's a more important comparison to be drawn between the money being shovelled at Skip the Dishes and the choices the Wall government made...

Mandryk: Wall must stop picking business winners and losers

Now, one might take umbrage at MacKinnon's premise that the 75-per-cent reduction in the number of people waiting for surgery is all due to Premier...

Editorial: Province concealed deepening deficit during election

Premier Brad Wall's admission that Saskatchewan's 2016-17 deficit will be even bigger now than the $259 million forecast just before the provincial election campaign is...

Mandryk: Demise of NDP governments good for Wall

And even when a political foe departs it's good to be gracious, as Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall demonstrated in his reaction to this week's overwhelming...

Premier Brad Wall has set a date for when MLAs will return to the legislative assembly: May 17

That day will start with the election of the Speaker of the House followed by a Throne Speech that afternoon. On May 16, the government...

Letter: Don't credit Brad Wall for boom

Brad Wall based his re-election campaign largely on the contention that the boom in Saskatchewan occurred because his government made some changes eight years ago...

Mandryk: The messy demise of two NDP leaders

On Monday, instead of talking about the demise of Saskatchewan jobs, the provincial NDP's Cam Broten announced he would be stepping down as leader. The...

Mandryk: Wall faces tricky task managing large Sask. Party caucus

However, Wall does have one major advantage: Every one of the other 50 members of his government — all those rural members, including Boyd —...

Not if but how: carbon pricing debate bypasses Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

The chairman of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission has a message for Brad Wall as the Saskatchewan premier and high-profile carbon-tax opponent embarks on his third straight...

Gallery: Brad Wall attends campaign rally in Regina

Sask. Party leader Brad Wall attended a campaign rally at the Queensbury Convention Centre in Regina on April 1. Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall rallying...

Fingas: Wall has changed for the worse in power

But one theme deserves some further discussion as voters make their final decisions: namely, Cam Broten's challenge to Brad Wall that “you've changed.” Within the...

Letter: Brad Wall has been privatizing Crowns on the sly all along

In his March 18 column, Murray Mandryk accused the NDP of being “stupid” to bring up the fact that the Sask. Party has been hell-bent...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall calls vandal of SaskParty office in Regina a 'jackwagon'

Premier Brad Wall called the perpetrator a “jackwagon” on Twitter and asked people to call the Regina Police Service if they recognize the man. NDP...

Mandryk: Broten is still not defining the Saskatchewan NDP

Moreover, this was a very disillusioned party after former leader Dwain Lingenfelter set them back in 2011 and after a divisive 2013 leadership fight in...

Brad Wall can't be premier in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Remember the runup to the 2007 Saskatchewan election campaign when then-opposition leader Brad Wall was running those self-deprecating political ads? In response to the”wolf-in-sheep's-clothing” ads...

OpEd: Strong polling numbers for Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party

Brad Wall has governed as the province boomed. He shifts credit to the people, but makes it very clear that he strongly favours growth and...

Mandryk: Wall gets credit for jobs at the wrong time

Party government might have received a little too much credit for creating jobs during most of the past eight years when times were mostly good.

Reaction split on Wall's oilfield cleanup plan

On Monday, in an effort to help prop up toiling oil workers, Premier Brad Wall announced he was seeking $156 million from the federal government...

Mandryk: GTH land deal a big problem for Wall government

The bigger and still unanswered question for Economy Minister Bill Boyd, Premier Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party government is how taxpayers wound up paying...

Mandryk: Politics might be at play in Wall's mixed messaging

Party government may not be in a position to offer specific answers on how it intends to spend federal money it does not yet have...

Premier Brad Wall talks ideas to help battered Saskatchewan oil industry

The provincial government has “some very specific ideas” on ways to help the energy sector. But, no, says the premier, that doesn't include asking for...

Mandryk: Premier must act on troubled economy before election

Premier Brad Wall (left) and former finance minister Ken Krawetz were all smiles when the provincial budget was handed down last March, but oil prices...

Mandryk: Poll caution warranted, but Wall still comfortably ahead

Brad Wall is unlike any premier Saskatchewan has had in decades — a truly charismatic leader in an era of political blandness who has clearly...

Mandryk: Wall's prison food remark plays to his political base

Similarly, Premier Brad Wall's own Saskatchewan Party almost died on the vine at its own first convention in 1997, when it was forced to cater...

Brad Wall says he's here to stay, and that he's not taking French lessons

Premier Brad Wall faces challenges heading into an election year in 2016 — not the least of which are a faltering natural resources-based economy and...

Mandryk: Brad Wall's success not just down to good luck

But the arrival of new Canadians has given Wall the opportunity to boast that Saskatchewan's population has now grown by 146,000 people in the past...

Mandryk: Sask. NDP making little progress against Brad Wall

Cam Broten's biggest problem is that he might not yet realize he's fighting Brad Wall and not Grant Devine. In fairness to the NDP leader,...

Letter: Brad Wall struggling with deficit, poor decisions

Premier Brad Wall is again blowing his own horn and spreading propaganda though his slick advertising campaign about his good “work” in managing the Saskatchewan...

Mandryk: David Suzuki may prove to be saving grace for climate change deniers

Let us begin with Premier Brad Wall, who seems to have packed his bags for Paris with too much hype about this province's own environmental...

Predictions galore about Brad Wall's future

That being so, what do we make of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's frequent denials that he's not interested in seeking the leadership of the federal...