Legislation could enable government to sell 49 percent of a crown corporation

Are you concerned about privatization of our Crown corporations?

The recent sale of publicly-owned liquor stores was accompanied by musings on the part of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and the introduction of legislation which would enable the government to sell up to 49 percent of a crown corporation without submitting the proposal to a province-wide vote.

“It’s difficult to fathom how the sale of any of our crown corporations would provide us with better services or prices or profits than Saskatchewan people have benefited from for generations, ” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “Many GSU members will recall Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s experiment with partial privatization and which resulted a financial collapse, the loss of hundreds of jobs, the formation of Viterra, and eventually the takeover by transnational commodities giant Glencore PLC.”

If the potential for privatizing our crown corporations concerns you, communicate your views to government.

  • Visit the www.ownyoursaskatchewan.ca web site to quickly and easily send an electronic letter to your MLA and your city/town council.
  • Attend the Rally for Saskatchewan being held March 8 in Regina. The rally will begin at Regina’s Legislative Building at 12:00 noon. More information will be available soon.