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Premier Brad Wall speaks with members of the media following the 2017 budget speech at the Legislative Building in Regina Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Mark Taylor/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Premier Brad Wall speaks with members of the media following the 2017 budget speech at the Legislative Building in Regina Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Mark Taylor/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Brad Wall is Justin Trudeau’s secret weapon in Washington Add to ...

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In Canada, Brad Wall is a thorn in Justin Trudeau’s side, threatening to take the federal government to court over its plan to bring in a carbon tax. But in Washington, the Saskatchewan Premier is the Prime Minister’s secret weapon.

Mr. Wall spent four days in the U.S. capital this week as part of Canada’s full-court press to head off U.S. President Donald Trump’s promised turn to economic nationalism – and his conservative bona fides were a key part of his pitch to the right-wing administration and its congressional allies.

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