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Liberalism is its own worst enemy

Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison looks at the history and limitations of liberalism in this Winnipeg Free Press op-ed.

History of Alberta’s oil sands policy highlights importance of government involvement

A new report analyzing the oil sands policies of previous Alberta governments reveals the critical role of government involvement and funding in ensuring more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen resources.

Case for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline built on faulty assumptions, including tidewater price fiction: study

As Kinder Morgan Canada turns to the stock market to finance its Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMEP), a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Alberta oil sold on international markets would likely command a lower price than if sold in North America.

Rethinking the future of work

Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison offers three possible solutions to the impending crisis of work that his being brought about by increased automation.

Albertans think high-income earners, corporations not paying enough tax: poll

Results from a public opinion poll commissioned by Parkland Institute show that although a majority of Albertans feel they pay too much in taxes, they support progressive taxation and feel that Alberta’s highest-income earners do not pay enough in taxes, and that low-income earners are paying too much. Most Albertans would also be willing to pay slightly more in taxes if it meant protecting or enhancing key public services.

States have interests, not friends

Canada, writes Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison, is about to relearn the truth in the old maxim, "States do not have friends; they have interests."

Canada responsible for ballooning greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel exports: new study

The amount of fossil fuel removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere as harmful carbon dioxide has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil fuel exports, finds a new Corporate Mapping Project study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Parkland Institute.

How can Alberta shift gears to the future economy?

Parkland Institute’s 20th annual fall conference will bring together leading academics, activists, and thinkers from across Canada and internationally to discuss how Alberta and Canada can best make the transition to the new economy.

The conference, Shifting Gears: Transitioning to the Future Economy, takes place on the University of Alberta campus from November 18-20, 2016.

Elder care in Alberta remains ‘in a state of crisis’

Unmet pledges of new government continuing a troubling trend

Stagnation in the number of long-term care beds, a continued shift to less-resourced and less regulated "supportive living" spaces, and higher levels of private for-profit delivery have left residential elder care in Alberta in a state of crisis, according to a new report released today by Parkland Institute.

Is the NDP making things worse?

Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison responds to an August 25, 2016 editorial in the Calgary Herald which accused the Alberta government of "blithely following a path of reckless borrowing."

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