Parkland Institute Research: Reports
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.
November 01, 2012 | Report
Fairness and justice for all
Despite Alberta’s obvious wealth, inequality and disparity in the province are growing faster than almost anywhere else in the country.
October 30, 2012 | Report
The Economic and Social Consequences of Liquor Privatization in Western Can
A comparative study of liquor systems in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
April 18, 2012 | Fact Sheet
infrastructure privatization and accountability
This fact sheet examines the rapid expansion of private contracts to manage the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure in Alberta.
April 10, 2012 | Report
The high costs of for-profit health services in Alberta
Using Calgary's Health Resources Centre as a case study, this report explores the delivery of clinical services, specifically total hip and knee replacements, through private, for-profit clinics, and compares their cost and impacts versus public delivery.
March 15, 2012 | Report
Extraordinary profits in Alberta's oil and gas industry
Alberta’s oil and gas industry continues to rake in billions of dollars’ worth of profits while the provincial government continues to run deficits and underfund education and health care services in the province. The report looks at the latest figures for oil industry profits an
March 07, 2012 | Fact Sheet
Gender gap remains among the widest in the nation
Alberta continues to lag behind the rest of the country in terms of women’s equality, wages, and family-related benefits and services.