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Fact: Public liquor sales = a good balance
Saskatchewan government liquor stores balance good customer services with other social priorities — like promoting responsible drinking.
Good jobs keep Sask strong
Public liquor stores not only return good profits for Saskatchewan — they also provide about 800 good-paying jobs in cities and small towns across our province.
Profits gone… forever
Alberta has lost almost $1.5 billion in revenue from liquor sales since it privatized its stores in 1993.
Wages cut in half
Public means family-supporting jobs in communities big and small. But after Alberta privatized liquor sales, wages for full-time store clerks fell by 50 per cent.
Privatization creates powerful liquor lobby
Privatization creates a powerful industry lobby that works to reduce public revenue from liquor sales. To maximize profits, the Alberta liquor lobby stopped the province from collecting $180 million/year in badly-needed revenue.
$115 million in public profits lost in the first five years of liquor privatization. That’s enough to pave hundreds of kilometers of highways that desperately need repair.
$115 million in public profits lost in the first five years of liquor privatization. That’s enough to pay 240 RNs to provide care over that time period.
Did you know? 70% of beer products are cheaper in Saskatchewan than they are in Alberta.
Let’s be clear: Public liquor sales & profits support communities, good jobs and public services.