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The provincial government has introduced Bill 4, which gives most public sector workers the right to strike for the first time in decades. Athabasca University labour relations professor Bob Barnetson looks at what impact the legislation could have on labour relations with the province's workers.

The Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee is currently reviewing four key pieces of provincial legislation, including the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. Parkland Institute's Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the current act aimed at protecting whistleblowers.

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.

Why midwives matter

The economic argument for improved funding

Midwife care proponents have taken to social media to push for increased and stable funding for midwifery in Alberta. Parkland Institute Research Manager Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the economic argument behind #mybabymybirth.

Little houses on the prairie

One solution to the refugee housing crunch

The lack of affordable and appropriate housing is one of the primary barriers to Alberta successfully welcoming an expected 2,500 to 3,000 refugees in the coming months and years. In this guest blog, Ashley Salvador offers one possible approach to address the need.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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