Brad Wall made one of his final appearances as premier Wednesday on 650 CKOM and 980 CJME.
He showed up on Gormley for one last installment of the Ask-the-Premier segment he’s done semi-regularly for a decade, taking listener questions on topics ranging from the ongoing carbon tax spat with Ottawa to concerns about potential cuts to education.
He also snuffed out more than a few calls from people wondering if an ambassadorship or a run at the federal level might be in his future.
“Like I said earlier, this is the best job I’ve ever had no matter what comes next —and I don’t know what comes next— but I would like to move away from public life.
The premier said he was proud of the attitude shift he saw in Saskatchewan amid years of strong economic growth. But he admitted that a decade in the province’s top job had come with its share of stress, too.
“The guy looking back from the mirror seems more than 10 years older, frankly.” he said.
While he flat-out rejected a full-time co-hosting gig, Wall did tease the prospect of returing to the airwaves after he steps down as premier on Jan. 27.
“Maybe we won’t talk politics – we’d have to talk about something else, maybe football or music, but sure.”
Check out the full audio of Brad Wall’s final Ask The Premier here: