SaskTel sale proceeds may only eliminate a quarter of the province’s operating debt, says author

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.