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From Gap to Chasm

Alberta’s Increasing Income Inequality

The gap between the rich and the poor in Alberta is the widest in the country, and the disparity between those Albertans at the top of the income ladder and those at the bottom has been growing faster than in any other province.

A Monochrome Political Culture?

Examining the Range of Albertans' Values and Beliefs

This survey-based study examines the diversity of Albertans' values and beliefs on four dimensions: economic conservatism, traditional values, libertarianism, and political alienation.

Looking in the Mirror

Provincial Comparisons of Public Spending

Does Alberta really have a spending problem? Is public sector spending in the province really outpacing the level of public expenditures in other provinces? This fact sheet brings facts to the Alberta budget discussion.

The Alberta Disadvantage

Gender, Taxation, and Income Inequality

This report analyzes gender inequality in Alberta, and offers a series of recommendations to reverse the decades-long slide in gender equality in Alberta, restore stability to provincial revenues, and create a more equitable provincial taxation system.

A Dirty Business

The Exclusion of Alberta Farm Workers From Injury Compensation

Alberta farm workers are excluded from workers' compensation protection, despite facing a high risk of workplace injury, including developing occupational cancer. This report examines why the Alberta government continues this exclusion.

A Profitable Brew

A Financial Analysis of the SLGA and Its Potential Privatization

A joint study by Parkland Institute and the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives analyzing the economic arguments against privatization of liquor sales in Saskatchewan. 

Directly and Adversely Affected

Public Participation in Tar Sands Development 2005-2014

Will Albertans have a voice in the fate of the tar sands under the new Alberta Energy Regulator? Lessons from the previous regulatory regime suggest it will be an uphill battle.

On the Job

Why Unions Matter in Alberta

By focusing on the impact of unions in the areas of wages, worker safety, and income inequality, this report documents the contributions of the labour movement to ensuring the well-being of all Albertans.

Less Exclusion, More Engagement

Addressing Declining Voter Turnout in Alberta

A survey-based study looking at who doesn't vote in Alberta elections and why.

The Way Forward

Progressive Income Tax in Alberta

With the 2014 Alberta Budget the Alberta government missed an opportunity to address a significant roadblock to improved health, happiness, prosperity, and overall well-being for the province by failing to address the province's growing income inequality.

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