Rebecca Graff-McRae completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies at Queen’s University Belfast (PhD Irish Politics, 2006). Her work, which interrogates the role of memory and commemoration in post-conflict transition, has evolved through a Faculty of Arts fellowship at Memorial University Newfoundland and a SSHRC post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Alberta. She has previously worked with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Edmonton City Council.
Alberta's ho-hum budgetblog | Mar 24, 2018
Despite promises of "a path to balance" and "compassionate belt-tightening," and dire warnings of an economic apocalypse, Alberta's Budget 2018 is ... a little bit dull, writes Rebecca Graff-McRae.
Alberta's throne speech was an exercise in contradictionsblog | Mar 12, 2018
The Alberta speech from the throne was an exercise in contradictions, with a heavy emphasis on pipelines, diversification, and calls for unity. Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae tries to make sense of the paradoxes.
Some modes of elder care delivery are more equal than othersmedia | Feb 12, 2018
Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae challenges assertions made by the Alberta Continuing Care Association in this op-ed for the Calgary Herald.
Fertility services: At the boundary of public and private health careblog | Dec 06, 2017
What Alberta Health’s recent decision to end non-insured fertility services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Regional Fertility and Women’s Endocrine Clinic says about Alberta's commitment to health equity and truly universal public health care.
Blurring the line between public and private health careblog | Dec 01, 2017
Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-Mcrae blogs about her visit to one of Alberta's private membership clinics, and the findings of her recently released report, Blurred Lines.
Blurred Lines: Private Membership Clinics and Public Health Careresearch | Nov 28, 2017
This report looks at private membership clinics in Alberta, which charge membership fees for combined physician and complementary practitioner care, and examines the audit process that looked into these clinics to determine if there are sufficient measures to ensure the Canada Health Act is being upheld.
Cuts and privatization aren’t the answer for Albertamedia | Nov 02, 2017
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.
A rising tide doesn’t lift all boats: What Census 2016 reveals about income inequality in Albertablog | Sep 21, 2017
While the data on income from the 2016 census released last week has been presented as a good-news story, a closer look reveals a persistent and troubling degree of income inequality in Alberta.
The Day case: "Freedom of choice," but only for someblog | Sep 08, 2016
Despite narratives of "freedom of choice" and "timely access to care," Dr. Brian Day’s Charter challenge against the BC Ministry of Health is really about undermining the single-payer health system based on medical need, not ability pay.
A ‘Modernized Municipal Government Act’: Forward-looking or rooted firmly in the past?blog | Jul 05, 2016
With the provincial government in the midst of a 20-city summer tour to consult on its attempt through Bill 21 to "modernize" the Municipal Government Act, Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at what's likely to change if the bill is ultimately passed.