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Brad Wall's third majority win signals a changed Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan party's win, a third consecutive majority, establishes Brad Wall as a powerful voice of conservatism in Canada. Even with the West facing tougher fiscal realities, he's kept his lock on power by telling voters to expect more of the same.
Brad Wall and his wife Tami arrive at the Saskatchewan Party victory celebration at Palliser Pavilion in Swift Current, Sask., April 4, 2016. (Michael Bell/The Canadian Press)

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Brad Wall, leader of the Saskatchewan Party, received another resounding majority election victory on April 4, 2016, winning 51 seats in the 61-seat legislature.

Wall's third consecutive majority government puts him on the path to rival another long-serving and much-loved Saskatchewan premier, Tommy Douglas. 

Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall has been at the helm of provincial government for nearly 10 years, longer than any of Canada's other current premiers. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

And while the results of the vote came as a bit of a yawn to residents of the wheat province, Canadians outside Saskatchewan might be surprised by the stamp the small "c" conservative premier is making across the prairies and beyond.

With the federal Conservative Party in transition, many see Premier Wall as a leading voice for the struggling movement.

Guests in this segment:

  • Raymond Blake, professor at the University of Regina.     
  • Janice MacKinnon, former Saskatchewan NDP finance minister and professor of fiscal policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Jason Markusoff, Alberta correspondent for Maclean's.

The Current did request an interview with Brad Wall. We're hoping to talk to him in the near future. 

This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino and Julian Uzielli.

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