end include: _nav

Scrutinizing Alberta's Public Sector

How Its Size and Compensation Compare to Other Jurisdictions

This report compares the size and compensation of Alberta's public sector to Canada and the other three large provinces, and concludes that Alberta's public sector does not stand out in any significant way in comparison to these other jurisdictions.

Political Challenges and Digital Frontiers

Reproductive Health and Services in Southern Alberta

The three papers in this report chart the history of reproductive justice and health in Canada and Alberta, survey emerging trends, and explore the myriad ways in which reproductive health services and reproductive justice are under threat.

Cutting Through the Blue Ribbon

A Balanced Look at Alberta's Finances

This report offers a balanced analysis of Alberta's finances—looking at both expenditures and revenues—and concludes that long-term fiscal stability cannot be achieved without addressing the province's long-standing revenue problem.

The Future of Alberta's Labour Market

The Role of Immigration, Migration, and Developing Existing Human Capital

This report looks at how Alberta can best meet its workforce needs once the province returns to prosperity and the Alberta labour market needs new sources of labour.

Indigenous Gendered Experiences of Work in an Oil-Dependent, Rural Alberta Community

This report aims to help address knowledge gaps about the lived experiences of Indigenous working families in the oil industry and how working conditions impact families and gender relations by presenting a case study of the oil-dependent community of Wabasca.

Alberta in Context

Health Care Under NDP Governments

This report analyzes and compares the record of recent NDP governments on health care in five provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, and examines briefly the health care policies of the Alberta NDP government since 2015, highlighting points of intersection—and contrast—with the five provinces examined.

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. 

Get timely research and analysis from Parkland in your inbox.

Subscribe to email from Parkland

Your donation supports research for the common good.

Donate to Parkland Institute