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 Energy Policies from Lougheed to Klein
One year after the Notley government announced its new royalty framework, Parkland Institute's Ricardo Acuña looks at whether the changes have accomplished the stated goals.
"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."
The anti-climactic nature of Alberta's new royalty framework should not be taken to mean that it is without significance or that it will be without impact going forward. This blog provides a brief overview of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the new royalty framework.
The Notley government's royalty review panel is underway, and has been met with the usual dire warnings of economic decline, job losses, and capital flight. Former Parkland researcher Regan Boychuk looks at the lessons Albertans should take from past royalty reviews as they 'talk royalties' this time.
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.
The Decline in Alberta Oil and Gas Royalties
The same ruling party. The same manufactured crises brought into stark relief by a drop in oil prices. The same rhetoric about belt-tightening. The same refusal to look at real revenue solutions that could finally get the province off the oil price roller coaster. Year after year after year.
Extraordinary Profits in Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry
Alberta’s oil and gas industry continues to rake in billions of dollars’ worth of profits while the provincial government continues to run deficits and underfund education and health care services in the province. The report looks at the latest figures for oil industry profits an