Going, going, gone. A look at Ontario’s shaky track record with privatization

From skyrocketing fares on Highway 407 to overpriced medical tests in for-profit labs, Ontario has a long history of failed privatization ventures. And with the government’s proposed plan to sell off 60 per cent of Hydro One and the potential loss of billions in revenue if the LCBO is privatized, Ontario is poised to repeat the mistakes of its past.

Here’s a look at just some of the public assets and services that have been privatized or are currently at risk in Ontario.

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