Op-eds | June 24, 2010

Tax the bads, not the goods:

Time to talk about Calgary's revenue needs

Across Canada, we are seeing a more grown-up media conversation about public revenues. Gone are the foot-stomping, the “read my lips” rhetoric, and the fear that mentioning the t-word will cause the sky to fall.

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For Immediate Release | June 15, 2010

Calgarians ready for a mature conversation about taxes:

Parkland Institute releases new report

CALGARY – A new report released this morning by the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute says that Calgarians’ vision of their city requires excellent public services and infrastructure, and that City Council will need to find fair and sustainable revenue streams to pay for them.

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Op-eds | June 07, 2010

Proposed changes to Alberta Health Act require reassessment:

Bankruptcy of for-profit Calgary clinic portends worse, more costly system

In the same month as the Alberta Government launched consultations on a new Alberta Health Act, one of its prodigal private surgery centres, the Health Resources Centre in Calgary, declared bankruptcy. Before consultations have even begun, the Alberta Health Act initiative has been seriously undermined because the Act is all about that style of private for-profit delivery.

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For Immediate Release | June 02, 2010

Nothing to gain and everything to lose:

New Parkland Institute report says Alberta Health Act initiative should not proceed

A new report released this morning by the U of A’s Parkland Institute says that the current initiative by Alberta Health Services to create an Alberta Health Act carries too many risks and should not proceed as currently conceived.  The report, the first of two in a series, is entitled “The New Alberta Health Act: Risks and Opportunities”. It was written by Parkland Research Director Diana Gibson and Vancouver-based health policy researcher Colleen Fuller.

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