Wall’s approach still needed: Hargrave

Joe Hargrave speaks to supporters during the 2016 election campaign. Herald file photo.

News of Premier Brad Wall’s decision to step down came as somewhat of a surprise to Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave.

Like most of his colleagues, Hargrave found out about Wall’s decision during the Saskatchewan Party caucus retreat on Wednesday.

On Thursday he said the news was unexpected, but understandable.

“It’s a tough, tough life,” said Hargrave, who has served as the Minister of Crown Investments Corporation and Saskatchewan Government Insurance under Wall since August 2016. “It’s 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It’s the fact that he’s done it for 10 years that’s a pretty remarkable feat and he has been involved with everybody.”

Since being elected in 2016, Hargrave said he’s had the chance to get to know Wall personally. He was impressed with how the premier handled his caucus, and how approachable and down to earth he was with voters.

“He’ll go down as one of the best premiers, I believe, this province has ever had,” Hargrave said.

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