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Fast Facts

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.

   

Sharable Images

Let’s be clear: Public liquor sales & profits support communities, good jobs and public services.

   

Did you know? 70% of beer products are cheaper in Saskatchewan than they are in Alberta.

   

$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.

   

$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.