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Privatization in Canada: Ideology, Symbolism or Substance?

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Part of the Rochester Studies in Economics and Policy Issues book series (RSEP,volume 6)

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This study focuses on privatization in Canada conducted by both the federal and provincial governments from 1983 to May 1988. Privatization has largely taken the form of selling federal and provincial Crown corporations to private investors, although, as noted below, the term has been used to describe a variety of other things.

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I am indebted to Sandy Carter for efficient word processing services under pressure, and to several persons who commented on an earlier version of this paper -- including Rod Dobell, Walter Block, Richard Schultz and the anonymous referees. See also Stanbury (1988).

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  1. Jack Willoughby, “Government forms task force to examine what portions of CMHC can go private,” Globe and Mail, September 7, 1979, p. B5.

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  2. Roger Croft, “Five more crown companies heading for the auction block,” Toronto Star, September 14, 1979, p. A4.

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  3. Timothy Pritchard, “Ottawa to reduce holding in CDC,” Globe and Mail, November 20, 1979, p. B1.

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  4. Cecil Foster, “CP beats out 40 other bidders, buy CN hotels for $265 million,” Globe and Mail, January 30, 1988, pp. A1–A2.

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  5. David Stewart-Patterson, “Poll shows split on privatization of postal service,”Globe and Mail, July 21, 1987, p. A4

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  6. Kimberly Noble“Quebec denial fails to scotch speculation on Domtar sale,” Globe and Mail, February 22, 1988, p B3.

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  7. Paul Jackson,“Saskatchewan helps high-tech industries,”Financial Post, March 29, 1988, p. 26.

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Stanbury, W.T., Block, W., Schultz, R. (1989). Privatization in Canada: Ideology, Symbolism or Substance?. In: Privatization and State-Owned Enterprises. Rochester Studies in Economics and Policy Issues, vol 6. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7429-9_6

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