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Bill 6 will right a long-standing wrong

The Alberta government's Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, has become the most contentious legislation of NDP government's short tenure. Athabasca University professor of labour relations Bob Barnetson looks at five of the main arguments against the bill.

We’re putting fossil fuel industry influence under the microscope

In the second of two blogs on the recently announced SSHRC-funded Corporate Mapping Project, co-directors Shannon Daub and Bill Carroll explain what the project aims to accomplish over the next six years.

Why corporate power is a problem at the climate crossroads

In the first of two blogs on the recently announced SSHRC-funded Corporate Mapping Project, co-directors Shannon Daub and Bill Carroll explain why the project is necessary in the context of the climate crisis.

Five ways Alberta can improve its regressive labour laws

Alberta’s regressive labour laws have played an important role in making Alberta the least unionized province in Canada. Athabasca University associate professor of labour relations Bob Barnetson outlines five potential changes that could ensure workers in the province can exercise their associational rights.

Alberta: Fossil-fuel belt or green powerhouse?

Parkland Institute will be hosting the Edmonton book launch of Parkland founder and former director Gordon Laxer's new book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians as part of our 19th annual fall conference. Here's an excerpt from the book, "Alberta: Fossil-Fuel Belt or Green Powerhouse."

Alberta’s deficit and debt aren’t problems (yet), but revenue is

Despite dire warnings of financial catastrophe from the official opposition, Alberta's deficit and debt levels aren't a problem - at least not yet. Revenue, however, is a problem. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey explains.

Six things Albertans should know ahead of Budget 2015

Here are six things from the new Parkland Institute report, Hard Math, Harder Choices: Alberta’s Budget Reality, that Albertans should know in advance of the October 27 release of the NDP government's Budget 2015.

Learning the lessons of past royalty reviews

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.

Detaxation got us into this mess, can Alberta’s new government get us out?

With a budget deficit approaching $6 billion, Albertans are seeing the impact of decades of Progressive Conservative detaxation policies. Albertans voted last May for a new approach to government, but it remains to be seen if the NDP government will be able to deliver.

Alberta politics, the sands, and the truth

Are Linda McQuaig's widely publicized comment that "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" truly "anti-Alberta" as Wildrose Leader Brian Jean has suggested? Or is it a conversation that Albertans need to have? Parkland Institute Research Manager Barret Weber wades into the debate.

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