CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The premier of Saskatchewan resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, saying he was quitting politics after nearly 10 years as the leader of the resource-rich western Canadian province.
Brad Wall, who has been one of Canada’s most popular provincial leaders and was once considered a top contender for leadership of the Conservative party, did not give a reason for his departure in a video streamed on his Facebook page.
Wall’s right-leaning Saskatchewan Party holds a legislative majority, and his retirement is unlikely to affect the power balance in the province.
Reporting by Ethan Lou; Editing by Dan Grebler
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