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Recent Research

A Basic Income for Alberta

This report looks at whether introducing a "basic income" is an effective policy response to address the changing nature of work, including increasing employment precarity, labour market restructuring, and job loss due to automation.

Alberta's Coal Phase-Out

A Just Transition?

This report analyzes Alberta’s coal phase-out and compares the transition programs for impacted workers and communities put in place by the Notley government to the key principles of the "just transition" literature.

Recent Blog Posts

Alberta’s Coal Phase-Out

A Case Study on Parkland County

Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey highlights the community case study on the municipal district of Parkland County from his recent Corporate Mapping Project report, co-written with Emma Jackson, that analyzes Alberta’s coal phase-out to date.

Bill 26 strips farm workers' basic employment rights

Athabasca University labour relations professor Bob Barnetson analyzes the UCP's Bill 26, which repeals many of the gains Alberta farm workers gained with 2015’s Bill 6, adds new exclusions, and strips agricultural workers of many basic employment rights. 

What you need to know about Alberta Budget 2019

The UCP government tabled its first budget on October 24—an austerity budget with cuts not seen in a generation. Parkland Institute research managers Alison McIntosh and Ian Hussey outline some key takeaways and impacts from the budget.