The Parkland Institute


The Parkland Institute is an Alberta research network situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. It operates within the established and distinctive tradition of Canadian political economy and is non-partisan. Read more »
 
 

No Free Lunch:

Financing the Priorities of Calgarians

No Free Lunch

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.

Rewriting Alberta’s Health Laws:

A Trojan Horse for Expanding For-Profit Health Care

Rewriting Alberta’s Health Laws

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.

The New Alberta Health Act: Risks and Opportunities:

Report 1, Risks of the Alberta Health Act

The New Alberta Health Act: Risks and Opportunities 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.

Latest Research

January 15, 2015

A dirty business:

The exclusion of Alberta farm workers from injury compensation

December 03, 2014

A Profitable Brew:

A Financial Analysis of the SLGA and Its Potential Privatization

October 29, 2014

Directly and Adversely Affected:

Public Participation in Tar Sands Development 2005-2014

Parkland in the Media

January 15, 2015 | for immediate release

Politics leaves tens of thousands of farm workers without workers’ compensation protection

The agricultural industry has among the highest fatality rate of any occupation in the country, and farm workers face higher risk for a range of occupational cancers. Despite that reality, the Alberta government continues to exclude tens of thousands of Alberta farm workers from the provincial workers’ compensation system. read more »

Download the statement

Related research:
A dirty business

January 3, 2015 | Lethbridge Herald | Winnipeg Free Press

The meaning of Alberta conservatism

by Trevor Harrison
The recent capitulation of Danielle Smith and eight of her Wildrose party colleagues to the governing Progressive Conservatives can only be understood by decoding the meaning of conservatism in Alberta and the political purposes that construction serves. read more »

December 8, 2014 | Edmonton Journal, A13

Sad legacy of accountability deferred

by Regan Boychuk
Few ever heard of an obscure problem called “deferred maintenance” before Journal reporter Keith Gerein’s groundbreaking five-part series Condition: Critical.  Thanks to the scope and calibre of his reporting, Albertans are now aware of the backlog of necessary and overdue work needed to properly maintain tens of billions of dollars worth of publicly owned schools, colleges, universities, highways, bridges, waterworks, laboratories, office buildings and hospitals. read more »

Related research:
Delivery Matters

December 03, 2014 | for immediate release

Privatized liquor could cost Saskatchewan millions: report


November 17, 2014 | for immediate release

Conference challenges growing wealth concentration

People vs Profiteers – November 21-23, University of Alberta

October 29, 2014 | for immediate release

Alberta Energy Regulator unlikely to advance public interest – new report

Single regulator makes it easier for industry, but maintains old barriers to public participation

June 28, 2014 | Lethbridge Heral

For Harper government, bad policy is great politics


June 16, 2014 | Edmonton Journal

Tax advantage — but for whom?


May 21, 2014 | for immediate release

Unions critical to well-being of all Albertans: new study

Strong correlation with better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality

April 23, 2014 | for immediate release

Who’s not voting in Alberta and why?

New report shows lack of time and inhibiting structural factors are important elements

March 29, 2014 | Lethbridge Herald

Beware the wealthy bearing gifts

Altruism of the wealthy is sometimes done for less saintly reasons

Upcoming Events

+ ADD YOUR EVENT
Thursday, January 29 05:30 PM

Chris Dixon in Edmonton

Place: University of Alberta Campus
Time: 5:30 PM
Parkland Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the Edmonton stop of Chris Dixon's cross-Canada tour. Read more…

Thursday, February 19 06:00 PM
Join us for Parkland's annual

Gala Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Place: Faculty Club, U of A
Time: 6:00 PM
Featuring singer songwriter TERRY MORRISON

Join us for our annual fundraising gala dinner and silent auction.

Tickets are $100 each. Read more…

What's New

posted Dec 01, 2014

Parkland Employment Opportunity

Parkland Institute is hiring for the position of Communications Coordinator, a high energy and diverse communications professional who  will be responsible for the Institute’s media relations, outreach, public relations, and production of publications and reports. 

Read more...

posted Oct 20, 2014

Parkland is Hiring

Parkland Institute is now accepting applications for two Research Manager positions.

Read more...

posted May 07, 2014

Parkland Event and Alberta Could Tour

  • Parkland is co-sponsoring an event with Evidence for Democracy tonight: Standing up for Science-a crash course
  • PIA has launched a new tax reform campaign and website that will be followed up with a provincial tour
  • Fall conference dates

Read more...

All news »
 
 
Social media
Site search
Subscribe
 join

Be emailed when there's new Parkland research and events.


All RSS feeds

 
Advanced Search »