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Recent Research

Losing Ground

Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis

Elder care in Alberta remains in a state of crisis, with the availability of long-term care beds plummeting over the last 15 years, an ongoing shift to "supportive living" beds and for-profit residential care, and chronic understaffing.

Can Canada Expand Oil and Gas Production, Build Pipelines and Keep Its Climate Change Commitments?

This study assesses the impact of projected expansion in the oil and gas sector on Canada’s climate commitments, and reviews existing pipeline and rail capacity for oil exports under Alberta’s 100 Mt oil sands emissions cap.

Recent Blog Posts

The Day case

"Freedom of choice," but only for some

Despite narratives of "freedom of choice" and "timely access to care," Dr. Brian Day’s Charter challenge against the BC Ministry of Health is really about undermining the single-payer health system based on medical need, not ability pay.

A ‘Modernized Municipal Government Act’

Forward-looking or rooted firmly in the past?

With the provincial government in the midst of a 20-city summer tour to consult on its attempt through Bill 21 to "modernize" the Municipal Government Act, Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at what's likely to change if the bill is ultimately passed.

Ten things to know about a $15 minimum wage in Alberta

The Alberta government is once again holding consultations on its plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey lays out 10 key facts Albertans should know about the proposed increase.