A Financial Analysis of the SLGA and Its Potential Privatization
A joint study by theParkland Institute and the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives analyzing the economic arguments against privatization of liquor sales in Saskatchewan.
Public Participation in Tar Sands Development 2005-2014
Will Albertans have a voice in the fate of the tar sands under the new Alberta Energy Regulator? Lessons from the previous regulatory regime suggest it will be an uphill battle.
Why Unions Matter in Alberta
By focusing on the impact of unions in the areas of wages, worker safety, and income inequality, this report documents the contributions of the labour movement to ensuring the well-being of all Albertans.
Parkland in the Media
December 8, 2014 | Edmonton Journal, A13
by Regan Boychuk
Few ever heard of an obscure problem called “deferred maintenance” before Journal reporter Keith Gerein’s groundbreaking five-part series Condition: Critical. Thanks to the scope and calibre of his reporting, Albertans are now aware of the backlog of necessary and overdue work needed to properly maintain tens of billions of dollars worth of publicly owned schools, colleges, universities, highways, bridges, waterworks, laboratories, office buildings and hospitals. read more »
December 03, 2014 | for immediate release
The Saskatchewan government maintains that their proposed privatization of the province’s liquor retailing system will not result in diminished government revenues. However, a new joint study by Alberta’s Parkland Institute and the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives demonstrates that even with the existing mark-up and taxation regime in place, the government stands to lose millions in potential revenue under a privatized liquor system.
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A Profitable Brew
November 17, 2014 | for immediate release
People vs Profiteers – November 21-23, University of Alberta
Parkland Institute’s annual fall conference this year will seed to address why, at a time of remarkable wealth production, the money seems to be skewing in very particular directions, and away from workers, women, visible minorities, the disabled, and the poor and towards a small minority, and what can and should be done about it. read more »
October 29, 2014 | for immediate release
Single regulator makes it easier for industry, but maintains old barriers to public participation
June 28, 2014 | Lethbridge Heral
June 16, 2014 | Edmonton Journal
May 21, 2014 | for immediate release
Strong correlation with better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality
April 23, 2014 | for immediate release
New report shows lack of time and inhibiting structural factors are important elements
March 29, 2014 | Lethbridge Herald
Altruism of the wealthy is sometimes done for less saintly reasons
March 07, 2014 | for immediate release
Progressive taxes would reduce inequality, improve well-being, and stabilize provincial revenues