The Alberta speech from the throne was an exercise in contradictions, with a heavy emphasis on pipelines, diversification, and calls for unity. Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae tries to make sense of the paradoxes.
September 30, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first large oil sands mine and processing plant in Alberta. Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey suggests five things to consider as we mark the anniversary.
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.
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.
Bigstone Cree Nation member Angele Alook shares her letter of concern about the potential impact of proposals from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and Husky Energy on her nation's groundwater supplies.
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.
Comparing 11 key policy issues
As we enter the final weekend of Alberta election 2015, Parkland Institute compares the platforms of the four major parties on 11 key policy areas.
Chiefs call on governments to protect Athabasca river
Contaminants and low water levels in the Athabasca River system are impacting treaty rights, finds a new report released today in Edmonton.
The peer reviewed study was conducted with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Mikisew Cree First Nation. It examined traditional land and water use, and the impact of contaminants and low water levels in the lower Athabasca River system.