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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 January 6, 2018 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.

Liberalism is its own worst enemy

Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison looks at the history and limitations of liberalism in this Winnipeg Free Press op-ed.

History of Alberta’s oil sands policy highlights importance of government involvement

A new report analyzing the oil sands policies of previous Alberta governments reveals the critical role of government involvement and funding in ensuring more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen resources.

Case for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline built on faulty assumptions, including tidewater price fiction: study

As Kinder Morgan Canada turns to the stock market to finance its Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMEP), a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Alberta oil sold on international markets would likely command a lower price than if sold in North America.

Rethinking the future of work

Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison offers three possible solutions to the impending crisis of work that his being brought about by increased automation.

Albertans think high-income earners, corporations not paying enough tax: poll

Results from a public opinion poll commissioned by Parkland Institute show that although a majority of Albertans feel they pay too much in taxes, they support progressive taxation and feel that Alberta’s highest-income earners do not pay enough in taxes, and that low-income earners are paying too much. Most Albertans would also be willing to pay slightly more in taxes if it meant protecting or enhancing key public services.

States have interests, not friends

Canada, writes Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison, is about to relearn the truth in the old maxim, "States do not have friends; they have interests."

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