Government Investment in Private Enterprises – Report

Crown Corporations, Manitoba, Publications, Sheldon Schwartz, Winnipeg

The public policy purpose of government ownership of a commercial natural monopoly in the early stages of a jurisdiction?s economic development is to ensure that safe, reliable, cost-effective economic infrastructure services are made available to all citizens and businesses. Once the infrastructure is in place, and the original public policy purpose is presumably achieved, then citizens can and should determine whether government ownership continues to serve a continuing public purpose.