Provincial Comparisons of Public Spending
Does Alberta really have a spending problem? Is public sector spending in the province really outpacing the level of public expenditures in other provinces? This fact sheet brings facts to the Alberta budget discussion.
Gender, Taxation, and Income Inequality
This report analyzes gender inequality in Alberta, and offers a series of recommendations to reverse the decades-long slide in gender equality in Alberta, restore stability to provincial revenues, and create a more equitable provincial taxation system.
The exclusion of Alberta farm workers from injury compensation
Alberta farm workers are excluded from workers' compensation protection, despite facing a high risk of workplace injury, including developing occupational cancer. This report examines why the Alberta government continues this exclusion.
Parkland in the Media
March 26, 2015 | for immediate release
Edmonton - The 2015/16 provincial budget tabled this afternoon by Finance Minister Robin Campbell is a missed opportunity to make the structural changes necessary to stabilize provincial revenues and equitably wean the province off its overdependence on resource revenue, according to the Parkland Institute. Read more »
March 20, 2015 | Edmonton Journal
by Barret Weber
In late February, Premier Jim Prentice betrayed his lack of vision for post-secondary education in the province, saying: “There are always carrots and sticks.” But what’s the objective? Read more »
March 19, 2015 | for immediate release
A week before the Prentice government introduces its 2015/16 provincial budget, a new fact sheet released today by the Parkland Institute challenges the often-repeated claim that Alberta’s current fiscal woes are due to overspending by the provincial government. Read more »
March 9, 2015 | Edmonton Journal, A15
February 28, 2015 | The Globe and Mail
February 23, 2015 | Edmonton Journal, A13
Budget cuts of 1990s did lasting damage