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The state of health care in Alberta

At the halfway mark of the NDP's term, Parkland Institute researcher Ian Hussey compares the current and previous PC governments on the state of health care and health care spending in Alberta.

Gendering the downturn

Is the NDP doing enough for Alberta women?

Parkland Institute researchers Emma Jackson and Ian Hussey look at the Notley government's efforts to address the link between Alberta's resource-revenue-dependent economy and its status as the province with the widest gender pay gap.

Restructuring in Alberta’s oil industry

Internationals pull out, domestic majors double down

Far from being a response to the Alberta NDP's climate policies, the recent moves by Shell and ConocoPhillips to pull back from the oil sands are part of an ongoing restructuring of the oil industry, both here in Canada and at a global level.

Albertans like the carbon tax when it’s tied to enhancing public services

Most Albertans don't go around thinking, “Gee, I wish I paid more taxes,” so opposition to the new carbon levy isn't surprising. But when a recent poll commissioned by Parkland Institute dug a little deeper, it found increased support if the funds raised by the levy were tied to enhancing specific public services or other particular outcomes.

Letter of concern on the land rights and water rights of Bigstone Cree Nation

Bigstone Cree Nation member Angele Alook shares her letter of concern about the potential impact of proposals from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and Husky Energy on her nation's groundwater supplies. 

What you need to know about Alberta Budget 2017

The Alberta government has introduced Budget 2017, dubbed the "Working to Make Life Better" budget. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey lays out 10 key things you need to know about the budget.

Farm worker injury study bolsters arguments for farm safety legislation

A 2015 report prepared for the former Progressive Conservative government and released after a freedom of information request reveals the extent of farm worker injuries and a lack of adequate insurance coverage for paid employees on farms.

Five things to know about Alberta's oil sands emissions cap

Alberta's oil sands cap went into effect in December 2016, limiting total oil sands emissions to 100 megatonnes. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey looks at five key facts about the cap.

Alberta's financial situation is a challenge, not a crisis

With Alberta’s budget only a couple of months off, Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison looks at the state of the province’s finances using the latest data from RBC Financial. He argues that Alberta faces a fiscal challenge, not a crisis. 

Has Alberta's new royalty framework achieved its aims?

One year after the Notley government announced its new royalty framework, Parkland Institute's Ricardo Acuña looks at whether the changes have accomplished the stated goals.

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