Maxime Bernier, Former Industry and Foreign Affairs Minister and MP for Beauce – May 27, 2010
You have to be out there. You have to explain what you believe in and I think people are intelligent. If you have a good idea and it is based on facts and you can explain it, I think people will understand and they will vote for you.
Transforming Manitoba – January 16, 2010
Manitoba’s old style public sector model has placed the province firmly outside of western Canada's mainstream.
Privatize City Hall – August 11, 2009
"Toronto’s municipal strike is over. Some 30,000 garbage and other workers are back on the job. That’s at least 15,000 too many. If the strike has taught Torontonians anything, it’s that the city does precious little for its residents."
Debate of Course but Be Honest – July 30, 2009
Winnipeg residents need more accurate information about private service delivery options before they vote in a proposed referendum on the issue.
Learning from New Zealand: De-Politicizing Water Service Delivery – November 18, 2008
Left within municipalities, water will remain just a staid, old departmental activity with little emphasis being given to its special place in the lives of city citizens.
Time For A Review, Former Official Says – July 8, 2008
Much has changed in the dozen years since Saskatchewan Crown corporations were last reviewed, including the value of Crown assets and the Canadian dollar, inflation, technology and the level of competition in the marketplace. The review would also answer 'bigger picture' questions about the Crowns, such as whether they still have any public purpose or whether they represent an efficient use of taxpayers' dollars.
Birth Of A Behemoth – June 10, 2008
“Once we won and were in power, we realized that when the NDP had nationalized some of these industries it was just a huge negative signal to the rest of the world for investment,” he says. “So, to make a long story short, we said we’re open for business.”
Privatization: New Zealand Swimming Against the Tide – May 31, 2008
With the National Party’s decision not to move any state-owned enterprises to the private sector in its first term if elected this year, we appear to have a new political consensus between the major parties in New Zealand: privatisation is bad. This contrasts with the earlier consensus that privatisation is good.
Politically Risky Business – April 28, 2008
When the business of politics and the politics of business collide, strange things can happen. Case in point: the former NDP provincial government’s policy that Saskatchewanians should pay the lowest “bundle” of utility rates in Canada.
Capital's Cities Keep Competition Alive, Taxes Down – October 30, 2006
Mark Milke's response to Carolyn Heiman's suggestion of amalgamtion of Greater Victoria as a solution for property-tax breaks.