Parkland Institute Research: Reports

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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.

September 19, 2013 | Report

Smoke Screen:

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

Shooting the Messenger:

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

Governing Alberta:

Citizens' Views

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

Taking the Reins:

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.

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