A speech delivered by Prime Minister Tony Blair to the Labour Party in London on June 8, 1999
Last week brought new evidence of accelerating change in the telecommunications industry. Bell Canada announced it would pay a premium price for 20% of Manitoba Telecom Services. As part of the deal the two companies will form a venture, two-thirds owned by MTS, to provide business services in Alberta and British Columbia.
Winnipeg is a case study example of artificial urban sprawl with 500 families a year now fleeing its sky-high property tax regime.
Not that long ago, centralized economies were all the rage. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, said it best: “The idea of planning and a planned society is accepted now in varying degrees by everyone.” He then led his country through a generation of economic stagnation