SaskBigPicture wrote:Your use of a Crown telco to prove your point misses the obvious. The state has no business running a phone company or any other business. A government-run company like MTS (or Sasktel here in Saskatchewan) always ends up being a government-enforced monopoly which harms the local economy by scaring away potential private-sector competition.
"The obvious" in this case is that Manitobans were better off in every respect before MTS was privatized. Okay, not all Manitobans. The ones who bought MTS shares during the IPO and the flipped them a year later did pretty well. As for the rest of us, we lost a valuable revenue source, plus our phone rates went from the lowest in the country to the second-highest. (Speaking of "harming the local economy"...)