Follow The Bouncing Brad Wall

December 2008 — Pamela Wallin is appointed to the Senate of Canada as a Saskatchewan representative. Wallin says she will run in a Senate election for the Conservatives if the Saskatchewan government passes legislation requiring senators to be elected rather than appointed.

May 2009 – Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government passes legislation calling for province-wide elections to replace departing Saskatchewan Senators in Ottawa.

May 2011 – Brad Wall criticizes Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s appointment of new senators, saying nothing about Wallin.

November 2011 – Saskatchewan Senator and Saskatchewan Party member Pamela Wallin acts as a scrutineer for Saskatchewan Party candidate June Draude in the Kelvington-Wadena riding.

February 2013 – Brad Wall defends Senator Pamela Wallin, calling her a ‘clear’ and ‘regular presence’ in the province.

November 2013 – Brad Wall wants his government to repeal legislation allowing for Senate elections. Pamela Wallin is nowhere to be mentioned.

I wonder why Brad Wall’s not calling for a Senate election now? It’s not because Pamela Wallin couldn’t win now? Or is she too busy?

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

3 thoughts on “Follow The Bouncing Brad Wall”

  1. Brad Wall’s an interesting character, in that he seems to believe he will coast to national domination based on some sort of neo-slash-techno-industrial revolution, buoyed by a sustained extraction of every last resource the country owns by advanced, sometimes-troglidytic (fracking), scientific means. Like his provincial economy, he strikes me as Canada’s first truly Cyborgian politician.

    I would LOVE to see him deal with some truly challenging situations, like, say, a recession, instead of coasting on resource revenues, a sleepy, supportive public, and engineering and development firms doing the work of his totally useless Cabinet.

  2. I am convinced that the best Brad Wall can hope for, nationally, is to be made an ambassador. Any attempt at a national leadership bid will end…badly.

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