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Rick Wallace has been involved in research work during and since obtaining his MA in sociology in 1987. He has previously worked for the Alberta Government in the Child Welfare Department in program policy development and for Strathcona County in corporate planning as their strategic information analyst.
In 1995 the Alberta government followed the example of Margaret Thatcher in Britain, and began to deregulate Alberta's electricity industry. Defying critics, the government promised Albertans lowered electricity prices and more stable supplies once electricity was subjected to the competitive pressures of the marketplace.