This edition of Selling Saskatchewan marks our third update of the history of privatization, contracting-out of public services and public-private-partnerships under the Saskatchewan Party government. Despite often claiming that they harbour no “privatization agenda,” we estimate that the government has sold off over $1.2 billion in public assets and eliminated over 2,000 public sector jobs via privatization and out-sourcing since coming to power. We identify, to the best of our ability, the most significant statements and policy decisions involving privatization, public-private partnerships and out-sourcing made in Saskatchewan since 2007. This year's edition also includes a special section on the strategies governments employ to sell the public on privatization.
Now with more than a decade of Privatization! 2007 - 2023
December 5, 2023