Parkland in the Media: Mentions

Articles that make reference to the Parkland Institute.

Mentions | January 24, 2014

Province says patient deaths at Calgary nursing home were ‘isolated incidents’:

Insufficient staffing found to be putting patient care at risk as far back as 2003.

Recent provincial audits of a Calgary nursing home uncovered inadequate wound care, gaps in patient paperwork and poor management of aggressive residents.  But Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne insisted Friday the reviews of McKenzie Towne Care Centre that he ordered last month after two patients died of neglect did not reveal systemic problems at the for-profit facility.  “The residents who are there are safe,” Horne told reporters.  “There were some quality issues identified, but there’s action being taken.”

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Related research:
Sustainable Healthcare for Seniors: Keeping it Public From Bad to Worse: Residential elder care in Alberta
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Mentions | October 11, 2013

Alberta government misrepresents workplace injury numbers, says researcher

Working in Alberta is 10 times more dangerous than the government would have you believe, says a labour relations professor.  The Parkland Institute, a non-partisan research centre based out of the University of Alberta, released a report last month that indicates the number of workplace injuries is up to 10 times higher than government reports.

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Related research:
Making It Home: Alberta Workplace Injuries and the Union Safety Dividend
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Mentions | August 25, 2013

Liquor privatization: Did Albertans get what was promised?:

20 years later, consumers have lots more choice but prices aren’t necessarily cheaper

EDMONTON - Twenty years ago next month, the province uncorked a plan to end the 69-year government monopoly of liquor retailing in Alberta.  The privatization scheme announced in September 1993 promised to create more selection, lower prices and convenience for the consumer, greater opportunities for small business, and help get government out of the business of being in business.

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Related research:
Sobering Result: The Alberta Liquor Retailing Industry Ten Years after Privatization Impaired Judgement: The Economic and Social Consequences of Liquor Privatization in Western Can

Mentions | June 21, 2011

Billing Doctors:

A look at criticisms of fee-for-service in health care

Diana Gibson on Alberta Primetime looking at fee-for-service medicine as an Alberta doctor is accused of charging the province for seeing more than one hundred patients a day.

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Mentions | November 18, 2010

Starting the debate:

Margaret Atwood and the Parkland Institute tear up Canadian mythology to write a new one

At last year’s Copenhagen climate conference Canada was perceived in international media as obstructionist procrastinators and was the recipient of not one but two international pranks. The YES Men, pranksters-at-large, decided Canada wasn’t making the right decisions on climate change and made an announcement for Environment Canada, changing national climate policy to curb emissions and start a climate debt fund for the developing world.

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Mentions | February 14, 2010

Coverage on the Remaking Alberta conference

The Edmonton Journal reports on the Parkland Institute / AFL Remaking Alberta Conference this past weekend:  “Start moving forward,” Alberta left urged: ?Parkland Institute head tells progressives to lay out their education and health-care vision for province

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Mentions | February 11, 2010

Parkland Institute recent media interviews on the provincial budget

Parkland Institute’s ongoing work on the provincial budget and the Remaking Alberta conference meant that the organization had a tremendous media presence over the course of the days following the provincial budget. Here are links to numerous articles in which Parkland research is covered and staff are interviewed.

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Mentions | December 16, 2009

Parkland Flat Tax report the subject of iNews880 interview with Stelmach

Topics in the Parkland Institute’s report on the costs of Alberta’s “flat tax” structure, Giving Away the Golden Egg, were put as question to Premier Ed Stelmach on iNews880.com today.

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