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Politics versus the future

Canada’s Orwellian energy standoff

This op-ed by David Hughes, author of the Parkland Institute/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Canada’s Energy Outlook: Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future appeared in the May 14, 2018 Vancouver Sun.

Pipeline feud underscores need for evidence-based energy strategy

Canada’s long-term energy security needs and climate commitments cannot be met without major changes

A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes anchors the heated debate about pipelines and energy infrastructure within the realm of science and evidence. The study, which offers a comprehensive review of Canada’s energy systems, reveals that Canada’s existing plans fall short of meeting energy security and emissions reduction targets.

Vast majority of Alberta workplace injuries not reported

Study finds roughly one in five workers hurt at work

As workers across the province prepare to mark the April 28 Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured, and disabled on the job, a new report from the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute suggests that official statistics are radically underestimating the scale of workplace injury in the province.

Why the oilsands era is over

This op-ed by Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey appeared in The Tyee on February 15, 2018.

Some modes of elder care delivery are more equal than others

Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae challenges assertions made by the Alberta Continuing Care Association in this op-ed for the Calgary Herald.

Billions in ‘carbon liabilities’ demands action from Big Five firms

Response by oil sands majors falling far short of Paris Agreement targets

The five largest producers in the Alberta oil sands are failing to take meaningful action in line with the targets Canada has agreed to under the Paris Agreement on climate change, creating billions of dollars in economic and environmental risk in a world increasingly recognizing the need to transition away from fossil fuels.

Alberta hasn’t suffered for raising the minimum wage

Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey contrasts the predicted and actual impacts of recent minimum wage increases in Alberta in this op-ed for the Globe and Mail.

Lack of information, enforcement allows private health care clinics to blur public/private line

A new report released today by Parkland Institute reveals that private membership health care clinics in the province have for years blurred the line between private and public delivery due to a lack of information and inadequate enforcement tools to ensure they operate in compliance with the Canada Health Act.

Conference to explore impacts of global crisis of neoliberalism

Parkland Institute’s 21st annual fall conference, Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis, taking place November 17-19 on the University of Alberta campus will bring together leading academics, activists, and thinkers from across Canada.

Cuts and privatization aren’t the answer for Alberta

Parkland Institute research managers Rebecca Graff-McRae and Ian Hussey respond in this National Observer op-ed to the recent paper on the Alberta budget by Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz.

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