Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sask: Cost of state-run liquor soaring

Documents obtained through Freedom of Information by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) show the cost of running government liquor stores has soared by 33 per cent over the past four years.

Salaries for liquor store employees have jumped by 23 per cent since 2003 with largest increase (13 per cent) taking place over the past year. Salaries for head office workers have risen by 13 per cent since 2003. Labour costs account for 65 per cent of all expenditures.

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) spent $3.6 million on liquor store construction in 2005-06 – nearly five times the amount spent the previous year.

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Spakosky said...

This is enough to drive me to drink (more).

Money Bags4Me said...

And they say capitalists are greedy.

VanderHum said...

The politics of envy rears it's ugly head.

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