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Recent Research

Canada's Energy Sector

Status, evolution, revenue, employment, production forecasts, emissions and implications for emissions reduction

A new report from veteran earth scientist David Hughes and the Corporate Mapping Project looks at the state of Canada’s energy sector and the need for a stark change in direction so Canada can meet emissions targets and plan for a just transition for workers and communities.

Time to Care

Staffing and Workloads in Alberta’s Long-term Care Facilities

Time to Care: Staffing and Workloads in Alberta’s Long-term Care Facilities by Parkland research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae reveals that many seniors continuing care centres are chronically understaffed and unable to meet the basic care needs of seniors.

Recent Blog Posts

Overdose epidemic resources continue to be cut

As Alberta sees more cuts to help with the overdose epidemic, now is a time to be investing more, not less in the overdose epidemic response, according to an op-ed that originally appeared in the Edmonton Journal. Dr. Stan Houston co-authors the piece with Dr. Ginetta Salvalaggio.

Review of Alberta’s Whistleblower Law Being Led Astray

The public interest commissioner opposed four of Cam Hutchison's recommendations that are basic to ensuring whistleblowers feel safe to come forward to report wrongdoing. These reforms are based on his Parkland report released late last year. All are considered part of international best practices and have precedent in other jurisdictions. However, all were portrayed by the commissioner as deeply problematic, reflecting her lack of understanding about whistleblower protection outside of the Alberta experience, and a troubling misinterpretation of the law and her particular administrative role. 

For Alberta's carbon tax and pipeline problems, hope is not a plan

After Canada’s Supreme Court ruled the federal government’s carbon tax is constitutional, Premier Kenney made the astonishing admission that his government didn’t prepare a fallback plan on implementing a consumer carbon tax because they were hoping to win in the country’s top court. For the UCP, apparently hope springs eternal, even when the fiscal boat itself is springing leaks.