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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.”

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.

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.

Unpacking Alberta’s Infrastructure Spending

Real Increases Have Been Moderate

Although Alberta's infrastructure spending seems high and appears to have increased dramatically, the increases are very moderate when population growth, inflation and the premiums paid during the boom are considered

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Athabasca River Knowledge, Use and Change

A study on traditional land and water use, and the impact of contaminants and low water levels in the lower Athabasca River system on the treaty rights of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.

Misplaced Generosity

Extraordinary Profits in Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry

A close look at the profits generated in the oil and gas industry, and at the effectiveness of Alberta’s royalty and land lease regimes in meeting Alberta Energy's own revenue capture targets.

The New Alberta Health Act

Risks and Opportunities Report 2

Part two of Parkland's series on the proposed Alberta Health Act highlights the key challenges facing Alberta's health care system, and recommends concrete action for improving the system.

No Free Lunch

Financing the Priorities of Calgarians

Based on Calgarians' stated infrastructure and social priorities, this report considers the City's options for paying for those priorities justly and sustainably. We highlight infrastructure and social spending benefits, privatization costs, and issues around property taxes.

Rewriting Alberta’s Health Laws

A Trojan Horse for Expanding For-Profit Health Care

Alberta's provincial government has embarked on a new initiative to reform existing health legislation and create a new Alberta Health Act (AHA). There is a danger that the government is using the process to increase the role of private for-profit health care in Alberta.

The New Alberta Health Act

Risks and Opportunities Report 1

An assessment of the risks associated with the Alberta government's current initiative to reform existing health legislation and create a new Alberta Health Act.

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