Saskatchewan Premier Wall Heading to Secretive Bilderberg Meeting in UK

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Premier Wall heading to Bilderberg meeting

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REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is heading to a high-powered meeting of world government and business leaders that is known for its tight secrecy.

Wall is to attend the Bilderberg conference starting Thursday in Hertfordshire, England.

The conference's website says it was founded in 1954 to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. The site describes it as a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about global issues.

Wall said it's a chance to tell Saskatchewan's story to major players and to network.

"Saskatchewan increasingly is playing a role in the world, especially from an economic standpoint," Wall said Monday.

"When you have 45 per cent or so of the world's potash reserves, a world that increasingly needs to grow more food, where emerging economies like China and India have a growing middle class and want higher protein intensities in their diet, we have the fertilizer and the food.

"And of course from an energy standpoint, we're an international player when it comes to uranium. We're an international player increasingly around clean coal, which is a big issue in many countries in Europe."

The website says key topics this year include job growth, cyber warfare and politics within the European Union. …