Tag: Brad Wall

Brad Wall takes on Calgary-based adviser role for ag and energy businesses

Former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has landed an adviser gig working with agri-food and energy clients for a law firm in Calgary. Wall is joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as a special adviser. “We are excited to be able to offer our clients his strategic insights, particularly in the energy and agri-food businesses where… Read more »

The reason for Brad Wall’s close relationship with farmers

Last week when Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced he is retiring from public politics, ag twitter exploded with an outpouring of kind words and mentions of sorrow that the unofficial leader of conservatives across from Western Canada will no longer be there to represent them. So what is it? Why did Premier Brad Wall have… Read more »

Brad Wall announces retirement

After almost 10 years as Premier of Saskatchewan, in a surprise to many, Brad Wall announced his upcoming retirement from politics on Thursday. “I’ve always thought that the 10 year mark – should I be so fortunate to serve that long – might be the right time to reevaluate,” said Wall in a video announcement…. Read more »

Trudeau Freudian Slips Referring to Premier Brad Wall and “His Farmers”

Christmas is supposed to be over and done with but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided his western Canadian based critics with a big gift — bow and all — over the weekend. In a TV interview Trudeau was trying to communicate the flexibility that Saskatchewan will have under his carbon tax plan and he blew… Read more »

Agrocorp Moving Canadian Headquarters to Moose Jaw

Singapore-based pulse and grain trading company Agrocorp has announced it’s moving its Canadian headquarters from Vancouver to Moose Jaw in early 2017. The company opened a $20 million pulse handling facility in Moose Jaw in 2013 — one of four plants Agrocorp operates in Canada. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was in town to make the announcement… Read more »

Saskatchewan Premier Calls out Prime Minister on “Disrespectful” Carbon Tax Announcement

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blindsided not just provincial environment ministers but also premiers (and perhaps Canadians) by announcing a national carbon tax scheme that must be implemented by 2018. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall released an emotionally-charged statement yesterday outlining how detrimental the carbon tax platform will be to Saskatchewan’s economy and the cost to individual… Read more »

Sask Deputy Ag Minister Moving to Province’s Top Public Servant Role

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced Thursday that Alanna Koch, who has served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture since 2007, has been appointed to the province’s top public servant role. Koch will replace Doug Moen as the new Deputy Minister to the Premier effective July 1st. “Alanna Koch has shown tremendous leadership over the past eight… Read more »

Ag Minister Re-elected as SaskParty Cruises to Victory

The incumbent Saskatchewan Party cruised to its third consecutive victory in the provincial election on Monday, receiving 63 percent of the popular vote and winning 51 out of 61 ridings. SaskParty leader and Premier Brad Wall was re-elected in Swift Current, receiving over 80 percent of the votes cast in his constituency. “We will not… Read more »

In Saskatchewan a New Winning Attitude is Creating a Culture of Excellence

The winds of change have blown through Canada. No longer is Alberta on top of the Canadian economic machine. Ontario is no longer the manufacturing super power. The word ‘Conservative’ cannot be found in the name of any governing provincial party and no one is joking about the attitude of Saskatchewan. “Excellence is not a… Read more »

Saskatchewan Government Commits $100,000 to International Year of Pulses

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall recently announced $100,000 in funding to support activities for the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses (IYOP), to be observed in 2016. The announcement was made in Mumbai, India, where the premier was touring promoting Saskatchewan as a supplier to India of food and fuel. “The International Year of Pulses will… Read more »

Wall & Ritz on Rail Logistics & the Ghost of the CWB’s Monopoly

Quick negotiations and a tentative agreement earlier this week between CN Rail and the union representing some of its employees was good news earlier for Canada’s supply chain, as it meant avoiding a threatened strike. Upon hearing of the potential for 3,000 workers to strike, Saskatchewan’s Premier Brad Wall wrote Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt,… Read more »

Premier Brad Wall on the Too-COOL U.S. Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the 956 page, $956.4 billion Farm Bill on Tuesday, following last week’s House approval, and is now awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature. The bill has been hugely controversial for many reasons, including Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), which remained in the 2014 Farm Bill despite reaction from eight major lobby groups… Read more »