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Recent Research

Extracted Carbon

Re-examining Canada's Contribution to Climate Change through Fossil Fuel Exports

This study examines Canada’s contribution to global climate change in light of the Paris Agreement by looking at extracted carbon — the total amount of fossil fuels removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere — whether used for domestic purposes, or exported and combusted elsewhere.

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.

Recent Blog Posts

Farm worker injury study bolsters arguments for farm safety legislation

A 2015 report prepared for the former Progressive Conservative government and released after a freedom of information request reveals the extent of farm worker injuries and a lack of adequate insurance coverage for paid employees on farms.

Five things to know about Alberta's oil sands emissions cap

Alberta's oil sands cap went into effect in December 2016, limiting total oil sands emissions to 100 megatonnes. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey looks at five key facts about the cap.

Alberta's financial situation is a challenge, not a crisis

With Alberta’s budget only a couple of months off, Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison looks at the state of the province’s finances using the latest data from RBC Financial. He argues that Alberta faces a fiscal challenge, not a crisis.