Sheldon Schwartz, who has worked for the government of Saskatchewan, notes that it has been more than 15 years since the last review of Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations and five years since he first proposed one. The time for a new Crown Review has come.
In this study, Sheldon Schwartz, a former Crown Investments Corporation Vice President, examines the case for a new review of Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations. He argues that much has changed in the 15 years since the last review, and the time has come to take another look at the provinces asset portfolio.
A former Vice-President of Finance for Crown Investments Corporation critiques the Saskatchewan government’s decision to take 100% of the 2010 profits of commercial Crowns other than SaskPower.
Governments are not in the tobacco business; they shouldn’t be in the liquor business either.
Sometimes governments invest in or provide investment subsidies to private enterprises for reasons of national security or in times of national emergency. While the specifics of such intervention may be contentious, few would question the necessity. However, sometimes governments in …
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.