Financing the Priorities of Calgarians
Based on Calgarians' stated infrastructure and social priorities, this report considers the City's options for paying for those priorities justly and sustainably. We highlight infrastructure and social spending benefits, privatization costs, and issues around property taxes.
A Trojan Horse for Expanding For-Profit Health Care
Alberta's provincial government has embarked on a new initiative to reform existing health legislation and create a new Alberta Health Act (AHA). There is a danger that the government is using the process to increase the role of private for-profit health care in Alberta.
Risks and Opportunities Report 1: Risks of the Alberta Health Act
An assessment of the risks associated with the Alberta government's current initiative to reform existing health legislation and create a new Alberta Health Act.
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