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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.

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?

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.

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