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Alberta needs balanced attack on financial woes

This op-ed by Bob Ascah, Trevor Harrison, and Richard Mueller appeared in the Edmonton Journal on September 12, 2019.

Panel to discuss implications of Premier Kenney’s promised assault on critics of the Alberta oil and gas industry

Tonight, a panel of experts from across Canada will explore the question of whether Premier Kenney’s announcements of a $30-million “war room,” a $2.5-million public inquiry into environmental advocacy activity, and threats of possible defamation suits against critics of the Alberta oil and gas industry are legitimate government initiatives or actions that chill free expression and undermine democracy.

‘Alternative blue-ribbon report’ offers balanced look at Alberta’s fiscal picture

An alternative—and more balanced—analysis of Alberta’s finances released today by the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute concludes that long-term fiscal stability in the province cannot be achieved without addressing Alberta’s long-standing revenue problem.

Response to MacKinnon report from Parkland Institute research associates

In response to today’s release of the Report and Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta’s Finances, two Parkland Institute research associates who are currently finalizing an alternative report on the state of Alberta’s financial picture had the following initial reactions to the MacKinnon report, and are available for further comment.

Alberta should plan now to ensure future labour needs are met

Immigration, more effective use of current labour pool are key

With Alberta’s economy in recovery and a return to healthy growth projected in 2020, the provincial government should be planning for how to meet future labour market needs to avoid a return to the labour shortages of the early 2000s, argues a new Parkland Institute report.

Alberta’s blue-ribbon panel: the sound of one hand clapping

This op-ed by Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison appeared in the Lethbridge Herald on May 15, 2019.

Jason Kenney’s winds of anger

This op-ed by Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison appeared in the Lethbridge Herald on May 1, 2019.

Ask candidates how to clean up Alberta's orphaned wells

This op-ed by Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison and University of Alberta School of Business emeritus professor David Cooper appeared in the Edmonton Journal on April 5, 2019.

Perils of a jobless future

Automation is taking away an increasing number of jobs

This op-ed by Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison appeared in the Lethbridge Herald on March 12, 2019.

Alberta hikes minimum wage, adds food service jobs for the third straight year

This op-ed by Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey appeared on the National Observer on February 21, 2019.

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