Ottawa, Ontario - August 10, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s announcement that he will retire from politics:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I thank Premier Brad Wall for his many years of service to Saskatchewan and our country.

“I have had the privilege of working closely with Premier Wall for more than a year and a half. In that time, we have made important progress on the issues that matter most to middle class Canadians, including pensions, health care, growing our agricultural industry, and promoting our natural resources to the world.

“Premier Wall has worked tirelessly to promote Canada and Canadian exports with our international trading partners. His efforts will benefit the people of Saskatchewan for years to come.

“Sophie and I thank Premier Wall for his many years of public service, and we wish him and his family the very best in the future.”