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EPCOR: A Study of Ownership, Accountability and the Public Interest

Research Report by Diana Gibson

This report discusses the many characteristics of EPCOR that make it a company with many contradictions. Diana Gibson points to the fact that EPCOR is owned by the City of Edmonton, yet is not answerable to the public, and that it is not a private company yet it has stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange and operates in areas outside of Alberta (including the US). Gibson considers the unique positioning of EPCOR in light of accountability and public interest. In her opinion EPCOR's shortage in these areas is of immediate importance because the City of Edmonton is considering handing its drainage system over to EPCOR. Gibson suggests a number measures that could improve accountability.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Diana Gibson;
Publisher: Parkland Institute [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Provincial;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management / Government & Business Enterprises
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral / Energy
Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management / Government & Business Enterprises / 2005
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral / Energy / 2005
Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral

Keywords / Tags:

Canada; EPCOR; City of Edmonton; accountability; public interest; crown corporations; regulation; privatization; private sector accountability.;