Parkland Institute research managers Rebecca Graff-McRae and Ian Hussey respond in this National Observer op-ed to the recent paper on the Alberta budget by Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz.
Is the NDP doing enough for Alberta women?
Parkland Institute researchers Emma Jackson and Ian Hussey look at the Notley government's efforts to address the link between Alberta's resource-revenue-dependent economy and its status as the province with the widest gender pay gap.
The Alberta government has introduced Budget 2017, dubbed the "Working to Make Life Better" budget. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey lays out 10 key things you need to know about the budget.
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.
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."
On May 24, 2015, Rachel Notley was sworn in as the 17th premier of Alberta, promising to usher in an era of governance inclusive of gender, race, indigeneity, and socio-economic status. Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at whether the NDP's budget lives up to its promises of real action on equity issues.
"There is no easy way out of Alberta’s fiscal mess," writes Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison. "Alberta must find new revenue streams and must break free of oil dependency. The transition will be hard."
Discussions about Alberta’s $10 billion deficit and estimated debt of $33 billion by 2018-19 have dominated the media since the introduction of Budget 2016. Parkland Institute Research Managers Ian Hussey and Rebecca Graff-McRae argue that revenue, not debt, is the immediate concern coming out of the budget.
Statement by Parkland Institute Executive Director Ricardo Acuña in response to Alberta Budget 2016.
Tax measure would help Alberta get back onto a solid financial footing
Alberta must bring in a harmonized sales tax. This is the conclusion reached by myself and 18 economists, political scientists, sociologists and other public policy experts in an article that recently ran in two major Alberta newspapers. Why did we say this?
Put simply, there is no realistic alternative if the province hopes to return to a balanced budget and pay for necessary services.