Parkland Institute

Parkland Institute Research: Reports

April 16, 2001 | Report

The British Columbia Advantage

Lessons from Alberta on the De-regulation of the Electricity Industry

In 1995 the Alberta government followed the example of Margaret Thatcher in Britain, and began to deregulate Alberta's electricity industry. Defying critics, the government promised Albertans lowered electricity prices and more stable supplies once electricity was subjected to the competitive pressures of the marketplace.

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