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 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
by Kathleen Lahey
Alberta is the richest jurisdiction in North America. But women living in the province are among the most disadvantaged in Canada, facing higher income gaps, unpaid work gaps, and after-tax income gaps than women living anywhere else in the country.
And despite the renewed and expanded commitments made in Canada to women’s equality in 1995, Alberta women’s equality has markedly deteriorated since then.
One day after International Women’s Day is the perfect time to ask why. Read more »
February 28, 2015 | The Globe and Mail
February 23, 2015 | Edmonton Journal, A13
Budget cuts of 1990s did lasting damage