Parkland Institute Research: Reports

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December 03, 2014 | Report

A Profitable Brew:

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.
 

October 29, 2014 | Fact Sheet

Directly and Adversely Affected:

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.

May 21, 2014 | Report

On the Job:

Why Unions Matter in Alberta

By focusing on the impact of unions in the areas of wages, worker safety, and income inequality, this report documents the contributions of the labour movement to ensuring the well-being of all Albertans.

April 23, 2014 | Report

Less Exclusion, More Engagement:

Addressing declining voter turnout in Alberta

A survey-based study looking at who doesn't vote in Alberta elections and why.

March 07, 2014 | Fact Sheet

The Way Forward:

Progressive Income Tax in Alberta

With the 2014 Alberta Budget the Alberta government missed an opportunity to address a significant roadblock to improved health, happiness, prosperity, and overall well-being for the province by failing to address the province's growing income inequality.

February 25, 2014 | Fact Sheet

Sick of Inequality:

The Case for Action by the Government of Alberta on the Social Determinants of Health

New fact sheet says Alberta could save billions by addressing growing inequality

November 06, 2013 | Report

From Bad to Worse:

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

Delivery Matters:

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

Wrong Turn:

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

Making It Home:

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.

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