Timeline

September
2007

Brad Wall states that “Crowns are not going to be privatized and (subsidiaries) are not going to be wound down.”

May
2008

SaskTel contracts out some SaskTel Max and internet installation to Jump.ca

July
2008

The Sask. Party government finalizes the sale of its share of SaskFerco to Norway-based Yara International for $738 million. Investment Saskatchewan had received more than $209 million in dividends since the province started investing in the fertilizer company in 1989.

October
2008

The Sask. Party government announces its “Saskatchewan First” policy, requiring Crown corporations to sell off out-of-province investments wherever possible. Over $150 million in holdings will be sold over the next three years.

March
2009

SaskTel outsources its email and conference call services to an out-of-province private company

October
2009

The Sask. Party government releases its “Patient First Review,” which advocates for more private sector participation in health care delivery.

October
2009

The Sask. Party government licenses the province’s first private wine stores, paving the way to public liquor privatization.