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Unformatted text preview: consumers. k text p.324 refute that statement 1. what are the potential threats with privatization? k text p. 331-332 – public’s objectives…how then might consumers of hydro be negatively affected? possible class examples: alberta privatization of electricity did not result in more competition and ended up harming consumers both in terms of increase in cost of service and decrease in the quality of service; increase in user fees following privatization of highway 407 2. what are the potential threats with deregulation? k text p.306 – no longer protecting the public interest – and if the reduction in regulation does not help attract enough competitors then the industry could end up with one or few large businesses that could act like monopolies and take advantage of consumers (ie raise prices for consumers, and reduce quality of service)...
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