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Boom, Bust, and Consolidation

Corporate Restructuring in the Alberta Oil Sands

This report for the Corporate Mapping Project analyzes the accumulation dynamics of the 'Big Five' oil sands producers through the latest commodity cycle of boom, bust, and consolidation.

Provinces Apart?

Comparing Citizen Views in Alberta and British Columbia

This report looks at data from a survey of residents of Alberta and BC taken just as the conflict over the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was set to erupt, and suggests less polarization of opinion between the two provinces than recent events would suggest.

Who Owns Canada's Fossil-Fuel Sector?

Mapping the Network of Ownership & Control

This report for the Corporate Mapping Project looks at who owns and controls Canada's fossil-fuel sector, and therefore has an interest in the sector's continued growth.

Alberta's Public Bank

How ATB Can Help Shape the New Economy

This report looks at the history and advantages of Canada's only public bank, Alberta Treasury Branches—now known legally as ATB Financial (ATB)—and how this unique public bank could play a leading role in helping transition the province to the new economy. 

Canada's Energy Outlook

Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future

This comprehensive report analyses Canada’s energy system and assesses future options to maintain energy security and meet climate commitments as a foundation for planning a viable long-term energy strategy.

Safer by Design

How Alberta Can Improve Workplace Safety

Based on a survey of 2,000 Alberta workers, this report looks at the failure of the occupational health and safety system to keep workers in the province safe, and makes recommendations to reduce the number of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

What the Paris Agreement Means for Alberta’s Oil Sands Majors

This report for the Corporate Mapping Project looks at the implications of the Paris Agreement on the five largest corporations operating the Alberta oil sands by analyzing the carbon liabilities embedded in their proven and probable reserves.

Blurred Lines

Private Membership Clinics and Public Health Care

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.

Betting on Bitumen

Alberta's Energy Policies from Lougheed to Klein

This report examines the history of Alberta energy policies as they apply to development of the oil sands. It contrasts the policies of premiers Lougheed and Klein, two of Alberta's most popular premiers and key to oil sand development in the province.

Will the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tidewater Access Boost Prices and Save Canada’s Oil Industry?

This report challenges the argument that Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will lead to a higher price being paid for Alberta bitumen by getting oil from Alberta to tidewater.

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