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Recent Research

Alberta in Context

Health Care Under NDP Governments

This report analyzes and compares the record of recent NDP governments on health care in five provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, and examines briefly the health care policies of the Alberta NDP government since 2015, highlighting points of intersection—and contrast—with the five provinces examined.

Boom, Bust, and Consolidation

Corporate Restructuring in the Alberta Oil Sands

This report for the Corporate Mapping Project analyzes the accumulation dynamics of the 'Big Five' oil sands producers through the latest commodity cycle of boom, bust, and consolidation.

Recent Blog Posts

Seven questions about the oil production cut

Parkland Institute executive director Ricardo Acuña asks seven questions about the Alberta government's plan to mandate production cuts in response to the oil price differential.

Farm injury data supports mandatory safety rules and injury compensation

Bob Barnetson looks at what WCB data reveals about the impact of mandatory workers’ compensation coverage for paid, non-family farm workers in Alberta.

Despite realpolitik, new farm worker safety rules are a significant win

While the government's new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rules affecting paid, non-family farm workers in Alberta represent a significant win for farm worker safety, a number of troubling exceptions will continue to heighten the risk of farm worker injury and death.