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Delivery Matters

Infrastructure Privatization and Accountability

This fact sheet examines the rapid expansion of private contracts to manage the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure in Alberta.

Delivery Matters

The High Costs of For-Profit Health Services in Alberta

Using Calgary's Health Resources Centre as a case study, this report explores the delivery of clinical services, specifically total hip and knee replacements, through private, for-profit clinics, and compares their cost and impacts versus public delivery.

Misplaced Generosity Update 2012

Extraordinary Profits in Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry

Alberta’s oil and gas industry continues to rake in billions of dollars’ worth of profits while the provincial government continues to run deficits and underfund education and health care services in the province. The report looks at the latest figures for oil industry profits an

Women’s Equality a Long Way Off in Alberta

Gender Gap Remains Among the Widest in the Nation

Alberta continues to lag behind the rest of the country in terms of women’s equality, wages, and family-related benefits and services.

Delivery Matters

The Impacts of For-profit Ownership in Long-term Care

Analysis comparing the US and Canadian research on the ownership and quality of services in these facilities concludes that for-profit facilities are less likely to provide quality care than nonprofit or public facilities.

Family Day on the Treadmill

Alberta Families at Risk of Too Much Stress

A look at leisure time, work hours, vacation and holidays, child care, and sense of belonging to communities paints a picture of Alberta families at risk of too much stress.

Alternative Water Futures in Alberta

Alberta Minister of Environment and Water Diana McQueen has promised public consultations in 2012 regarding how to reform the province’s water allocation system. This report challenges the market model proposed to date, and suggests workable alternatives for water in Alberta.

The Lion’s Share

Corporate Profits and Taxes in Alberta

Alberta’s economy has seen tremendous economic growth, but the lion’s share of that growth has been benefiting private corporations.

Room to Move

Alberta's Taxes Are Too Low

According to the Alberta Government, “If Alberta had any other provincial tax system, Albertans and Alberta businesses would pay at least $11 billion more in taxes each year.” Why, when facing another deficit budget, and another round of cuts to critical programs, would Alberta give away $10.9 billion in potential revenue?

Fixing What’s Broken

Fair and Sustainable Solutions to Alberta's Revenue Problems

This report sets out to answer how can we raise the revenues we need to cut our dependence on oil and gas? It explores what revenues Alberta currently brings in, how this revenue compares to other jurisdictions, what policy choices are possible and their effects on the budget.

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