Wall pushing Saskatchewan’s concerns to Ottawa after winning third term

Premier Brad Wall says he's not going to be a thorn in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's side, but he will defend Saskatchewan's interests on the national stage.

REGINA — Premier Brad Wall says he’s not going to be a thorn in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s side, but he will defend Saskatchewan’s interests on the national stage.

Wall spoke the day after his Saskatchewan Party resoundingly won another majority in Monday’s provincial election.

The premier says he appreciates Trudeau calling to offer congratulations.

But Wall says he also told Trudeau that he wants to keep talking about changes to employment insurance benefits that are meant to help energy sector workers who are out of a job.

Wall has said Ottawa made a mistake because the changes don’t include workers in southern Saskatchewan’s oil producing regions.

He also continues to oppose a national carbon tax and says he will keep pushing Ottawa to support the Energy East pipeline.