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.
A Financial Analysis of the SLGA and Its Potential Privatization
A joint study by theParkland Institute and the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives analyzing the economic arguments against privatization of liquor sales in Saskatchewan.
Public Participation in Tar Sands Development 2005-2014
Will Albertans have a voice in the fate of the tar sands under the new Alberta Energy Regulator? Lessons from the previous regulatory regime suggest it will be an uphill battle.
Parkland in the Media
February 28, 2015 | The Globe and Mail
by Kathleen Lahey
The Alberta government boasts in every budget that with its “Tax Advantage” program, Albertans pay the lowest taxes in Canada, and maybe even in North America. All personal and corporate incomes are taxed at a single 10-per-cent rate – except for small businesses, which pay a low 3-per-cent rate. Read more »
February 23, 2015 | Edmonton Journal, A13
Budget cuts of 1990s did lasting damage
by Ricardo Acuña
It’s curious how the proponents of the “cut first and ask questions later” approach to provincial budgeting continue trying to spread the myth Ralph Klein’s cuts in the 1990s were necessary, and that somehow Alberta and Albertans are better off because of them. It’s as if they believe that singing the same refrains over and over will make them true. But the reality is that these claims are as false today as they were back in 1993. Read more »
January 31, 2015 | Edmonton Journal
by Gordon Laxer
As Alberta’s economic engine falters, now is a good time to rethink the province putting all its eggs in bitumen’s basket.
When their crops failed, Alberta’s farmers had the pluck to persevere. There’s always next year. That resilience in the face of adversity served them well. But a next-year-country optimism is misplaced when applied to Alberta’s unconventional oil. Read more »
January 15, 2015 | for immediate release
January 3, 2015 | Lethbridge Herald | Winnipeg Free Press
December 8, 2014 | Edmonton Journal, A13
December 03, 2014 | for immediate release
November 17, 2014 | for immediate release
People vs Profiteers – November 21-23, University of Alberta
October 29, 2014 | for immediate release
Single regulator makes it easier for industry, but maintains old barriers to public participation