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
Op-eds | May 7, 2015 | Winnipeg Free Press, A11
by Trevor Harrison
The autopsy into the death of Alberta's PCs has just begun. A host of explanations has already been advanced: the early election call, the television debate, voter anger and the stellar performance of Rachel Notley compared with that of Jim Prentice. There is good forensic evidence in support of all these explanations. But deaths of the sort witnessed Tuesday are also the result of a longer accumulation of causes. Read more »
Mentions | May 04, 2015
'The Tories chose to pretend the big blunder did not happen,' says consultant Jim Roy.
The Alberta government has failed to collect nearly $2.5 billion per year in resource royalties since 2009 due to a major calculation blunder, according to Jim Roy, a private royalty expert who advises governments around the world. Read more »
For immediate release | April 23, 2015
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 »
For immediate release | April 20, 2015
Return to progressive tax would help reverse troubling trend
For immediate release | April 09, 2015
Voters values and beliefs don’t fit neatly into left vs. right camps