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Recent Research

Betting on Bitumen

Alberta's Energy Policies from Lougheed to Klein

This report examines the history of Alberta energy policies as they apply to development of the oil sands. It contrasts the policies of premiers Lougheed and Klein, two of Alberta's most popular premiers and key to oil sand development in the province.

Will the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tidewater Access Boost Prices and Save Canada’s Oil Industry?

This report challenges the argument that Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will lead to a higher price being paid for Alberta bitumen by getting oil from Alberta to tidewater.

Recent Blog Posts

How gender and race shape experiences of work in Alberta’s oil industry

Alberta's oil industry is held up as one of the province's main source of "good jobs," but how the sector is experienced by those who work in it varies greatly based on gender and race.

 

Ten things to know about Indigenous people and resource extraction in Alberta

To mark National Aboriginal Day, this blog for the Corporate Mapping Project looks at how Indigenous rights and issues interact with the oil industry and the provincial government in Alberta.

'Not a cutting-edge, lead-the-country reform'

An overview of the changes proposed in Bill 17

Bill 17 would introduce the first substantive changes to Alberta's labour legislation in 30 years. Bob Barnetson looks at what the new rules would mean for Alberta workers.