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Brad Wall and the beginning of the next chapter of conservative politics

By Tim Powers      

The veteran politician's resignation opens space for a new leader on the right among Canada's premiers.

Brad Wall resigned as leader of the Saskatchewan Party and Saskatchewan's premier Aug. 10, after leading the province since 2007. He said he will stay on the job until a new premier is chosen. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—As Brad Wall steps away from politics, an era of conservative leaders is now retired and the door is open for new champions to emerge. Since Stephen Harper hung up his skates, Brad Wall was the most powerful and dominant conservative politician in Canada. He was the dean of the provincial premiers, and the one most forceful in reminding the prime minister that some resource-producing provinces and Canadians aren’t uniform in the view that carbon taxation is the

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