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Privatize the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation—it’s a no-brainer

The private sector typically provides better hours, better selection and more convenience for customers.

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Privatizing liquor sales —a no-brainer for Newfoundland and Labrador

The province’s debt interest payments are estimated at $956 million this year.

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Murray Smith, a former Alberta cabinet minister in the Ralph Klein government, the one that privatized government liquor stores and licence registries in 1993, once told me about a side benefit of such divestments (and I paraphrase): fewer distractions, which led to more focused government.