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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.

Report seeks to address ‘knowledge gap’ about Indigenous oil workers

A new report released today by the University of Alberta-based Parkland Institute is a first step in beginning to address the dearth of research and knowledge about the lived experiences of Indigenous workers in northern Alberta’s oil sands region.

Fact-checking Alberta's pipeline ads

This op-ed by Corporate Mapping Project researcher David Hughes appeared in the Edmonton Journal on February 20, 2019.

Stereotype of NDP governments as big spenders on health care not supported by historical data

A new report released today by the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute finds that contrary to the enduring political stereotype, New Democratic Party (NDP) governments in Canada—including Alberta’s current government—have not been overly profligate spenders on health care.

Conference to look forward to issues set to dominate the 2019 Alberta election

Two dozen speakers will look forward to the issues and political dynamics that will influence Albertans in the spring provincial election at the 22nd annual Parkland Institute conference, Alberta 2019: Forces of Change, taking place this weekend on the University of Alberta campus.

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