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ADMS 1000 Fall 2010 - Final Exam.pdf

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York University
Administrative Studies
ADMS 1000
Peter Modir

PART I QUESTION 1 (60 MARKS) Read the article below, then respond to the questions following the article. Your responses must make explicit reference to any relevant course material (concepts, frameworks etc.). Ontario government still wants to privatize the LCBO 1 The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) may soon be privatized, despite repeated promises to the contrary by the province's Liberal government, says the union representing LCBO employees. The LCBO generated record sales of $3.3 billion in the last fiscal year, resulting in $1.04- billion in profits for Ontario taxpayers. The agency is often described as the single most profitable liquor retailer in the world. Private corporations have been lobbying for decades to purchase the LCBO. "Unfortunately the government is still considering privatization," says John Coones, president of the Ontario Liquor Boards Employees' Union (OLBEU/NUPGE). It doesn’t seem to make any difference which government is elected to power, they all seem to be willing to give up high annual profits and social responsibility for a one time infusion of money," Coones adds. It has been estimated that selling the LCBO could net a profit of approximately $10 billion, equal to roughly a decade of profits at current levels. But selling it off would mean giving up untold billions more in future profits, and leaving taxpayers to fill the gap. "In spite of the promises made by Dalton McGuinty regarding privatization and the LCBO prior to his (2003) election, the Liberal government is no different than the (Mike) Harris government, except for the fact that Harris came right out and said what he was going to do while the Liberals try to do it all through the back door," the OLBEU leader said. Coones also questioned the sincerity of Joe Cordiano, the minister of Economic Development and Trade. "While (Cordiano) stated that he wanted the OLBEU to have more information and more input into the direction and the op
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