Canadian gov't plans to privatize assets

Government assets could go on block
Finance Department looking at ways to keep deficit down
By Andrew Mayeda, Canwest News ServiceFebruary 18, 2009

The Harper government, under pressure to prevent the federal deficit from ballooning, is pressing ahead with an asset review that could lead to the sale or privatization of several well-known Crown corporations, including Canada Post, Via Rail, the Royal Canadian Mint and the agency that oversees security at Canada's airports.

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