For Immediate Release | February 23, 2012

In Residential Long-term Care, Delivery Matters:

Research shows direct link between for-profit ownership and lower quality

A new fact sheet released this morning by the U of A’s Parkland Institute points to a direct link between the ownership of residential long-term care facilities and the quality of service delivery.

The fact sheet, entitled Delivery Matters, looks at a variety of US and Canadian research to come to the conclusion that for-profit residential long-term care facilities are more likely to provide inferior care.

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Op-eds | February 22, 2012

It’s time Alberta stopped giving away its oil

The Alberta government’s new budget is laudable for its commitment to providing stability to education and health-care funding, and for its reinvestments in some areas of social services, notably increased payments to AISH recipients.

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For Immediate Release | February 17, 2012

Family Day on the Treadmill:

Albertans have among the lowest leisure time and longest work hours in the world

A new fact sheet released on the eve of the Family Day weekend by the U of A’s Parkland Institute highlights that Albertans are spending less time with their families than anyone else in the country and most countries in the OECD.

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Op-eds | February 15, 2012

Does anyone in government really care about Canadian jobs?

The Harper government has recently stated it wants to “diversify Canada’s markets.” Hence, its support of the Northern Gateway pipeline and the prime minister’s upcoming trip to China.
On the surface, pronouncements about finding new markets appear no different than what Canadian governments have said for years.

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