As Saskatchewan’s $1.2 billion provincial deficit soars, the government is talking about possible wage freezes and job cuts for public-sector workers.
There are also whispers about selling SaskTel. Legislation proposed by the Saskatchewan Party last autumn would allow the government to sell up to 49 per cent of a company without it being considered privatization.
Author Simon Enoch has evaluated the desirability of privatization and whether Saskatchewan would fare better under a privately-owned or publicly-owned telecom.
Read Enoch’s findings here: Behind the numbers: Brad Wall, SaskTel, and the terrible horrible no-good, very bad idea.