Canada Post is forecast to have an annual operating deficit of $1-billion by 2020. One way to help is to gradually eliminate the government monopoly. This could be done through contracting arrangements, which create a strong incentive for contracted employers and their employees to maximize their productivity.
Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Benjamin Dachis is a Senior Policy Analyst at the C.D. Howe Institute. He started with the C.D. Howe Institute in 2006 as a Research Fellow and also has experience with a major U.S. think tank. He returned to the C.D. Howe Institute as a Policy Analyst in January of 2008. Benjamin has an Hon. BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto.
Political leaders are again debating what to do with the LCBO. Some want to privatize it. Some want to retain the status quo. Rather than rely on the yearly profits from a single corporation, the government should auction off the right to operate alcohol wholesale operations and retail stores to the highest bidder. This would not be a full privatization, but effectively a franchising.
12/21/2012 12:33 EST
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