Category Archives: Privatization

Parables of privatization: a cautionary tale of two telcos

At a time when the Ontario Liberal government is planning to privatize Hydro One and other provincial governments are also planning significant privatizations, it’s instructive to look back and see what the impact of earlier privatizations has been.

There’s an excellent example right here in Canada of two neighbouring jurisdictions of a similar size, one of which privatized a utility and the other that kept its similar utility under public ownership. It should be seen as a cautionary tale and an indication of what is likely to happen with other privatizations.

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Week in Review April 17, 2015

Week in Review April 17, 2015

  • Fight for $15 gains momentum
  • What about $70K minimum?
  • Inflation rising
  • Economic growth declining
  • Federal cuts killing jobs, services and safety
  • No P3 penalties for corporate crime
  • Hydro Gone?
  • Whack-a-union bill back in Senate.

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