Visioning a more equitable and just Alberta
Alberta's growing inequality carries tremendous costs that cut across all of society. This policy agenda comes out of the ongoing work of the Alberta College of Social Workers to identify the sources of that inequality and recommend solutions.
Alberta most unequal province in Canada
Alberta ranks last in Canada on a number of measures of women's economic equality. Alberta is also the only province where there is no voice for women, either through a ministry responsible for the status of women, women's directorate, or advisory council on the status of women.
Parkland in the Media
April 23, 2015 | for immediate release
At least 40 percent of Alberta’s projected deficit for fiscal year 2015/16 could be eliminated by simply returning to the royalty formulas in place prior to 2009. Read more »
April 20, 2015 | for immediate release
Return to progressive tax would help reverse troubling trend
The gap between the rich and the poor in Alberta is the widest in the country, and the disparity between those Albertans at the top of the income ladder and those at the bottom has been growing faster than in any other province, according to the findings of a new fact sheet released today by the Parkland Institute. Read more »
April 09, 2015 | for immediate release
Voters values and beliefs don’t fit neatly into left vs. right camps
With Albertans in the early days of another provincial election cycle, a new report released today by the Parkland Institute says that the values of Albertans are much more diverse than over 43 years of unbroken Progressive Conservative rule would suggest, and don’t fall neatly into left-versus-right polarization.
The report, A Monochrome Political Culture? Examining the Range of Albertans’ Values and Beliefs, is based on public opinion surveys conducted by the University of Alberta’s Population Research Laboratory in 2014. Read more »
March 20, 2015 | Edmonton Journal
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