Parkland Institute Research: Reports
November 06, 2013 | Report
Residential elder care in Alberta
Drawing on extensive quantitative and qualitative data this report raises serious concerns about residential elder care in Alberta, and calls into question the government’s policies of privatization, offloading, and cutbacks.
October 09, 2013 | Report
Cyber Charter Schools and K-12 Education in Alberta
This report looks into the growth of for-profit cyber charter schools in the United States, and identifies it as a disturbing North American trend that Albertans should be wary of.
October 03, 2013 | Report
Is a P3 the best way to expand Edmonton's LRT?
This report recommends that the City of Edmonton should not proceed with a P3 approach for the building of the Southeast LRT line, and should opt instead for a traditional design-build arrangement.
September 26, 2013 | Fact Sheet
Alberta Workplace Injuries and the Union Safety Dividend
This fact sheet highlights the true rates of workplace injury in Alberta and demonstrates how unions protect workers both from unsafe workplaces and a government keen to downplay the risks.
September 19, 2013 | Report
Results-based Budgeting, Privatization, and Public Sector Cuts in Alberta
Alberta’s implementation of Results-based Budgeting (RBB) is likely to result in bloated bureaucracy and will be used to justify cuts and privatization. It will not yield the promised results of more effective and efficient service delivery.
May 21, 2013 | Report
The Need for Effective Whistleblower Protection in Alberta
This report examines Alberta's recently-adopted whistleblower protection legislation in light of international research on best practices.
May 09, 2013 | Report
This report uses public opinion data to examine citizens’ views on governance in Alberta. It addresses respondents' opinions on popular democracy, political alienation, and the workings of government.
April 17, 2013 | Report
The Case for Slowing Alberta's Bitumen Production
The public interest is not served by the Alberta government's current promotion and encouragement of unfettered development of the province's bitumen reserves. A high quality of life for all Albertans is best pursued by slowing down development of the tar sands.
February 28, 2013 | Report
A common sense approach
This report shows that the only workable solution to Alberta's fiscal woes is an increase in corporate taxation and a return to a progressive income tax regime in the province, and that Albertans would support such a move.
February 19, 2013 | Report
Public Infrastructure, Privatized Maintenance, and Government Transparency
Alberta’s contracting out of infrastructure maintenance to private firms has resulted in decreased transparency and accountability, and has put Alberta taxpayer dollars at risk.