Mary Mckay, an MPA student studying under Prof. Paul Brown at Dalhousie University, has some sage advice for the Nova Scotia government

By | February 12th, 2000|Op-ed|

Learn from the example of cities such as Indianapolis and Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as the Department of National Defence in Ottawa. In all these cases, administrators demanded that in-house providers of public services give a true and transparent account of the cost of providing their service. That allowed rigorous cost-comparisons between public and private providers, and ensured that the most efficient, whether public or private, served the public, while saving the taxpayer a bundle.