A Profitable Brew: The Financial Case for Keeping Liquor Public

A Profitable Brew: A Financial Analysis of the SLGA and Its Potential Privatization by David Campanella challenges a number of the government’s economic assumptions in regards to the proposed privatization of liquor sales in Saskatchewan. Campanella's thorough analysis of the available data reveals no financial reason why Saskatchewan should sell its liquor retail assets. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) currently provides exceptionally high returns to the provincial government while addressing social concerns of alcohol use and avoiding spikes in retail liquor prices. It would most likely earn even higher profits by directly owning and operating new liquor stores in urban settings, and it has achieved superior financial results in comparison to the privatized systems of Alberta and British Columbia. View the full report here.