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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.

Living in Hope

A Response to 2009-2010 Bed Closure Process at the Alberta Hospital

The Stelmach government's closed-door decision to remove 246 beds from Alberta Hospital Edmonton, and redistribute them without a detailed plan, demonstrates that mental illness is not treated in Alberta with the same level of service, care, and dignity afforded other serious illnesses.

ACSW Social Policy Framework 2010

Visioning a More Equitable and Just Alberta

Alberta's growing inequality carries tremendous costs that cut across all of society. This policy agenda comes out of the ongoing work of the Alberta College of Social Workers to identify the sources of that inequality and recommend solutions.

Women’s Equality a Long Way Off in Alberta

Alberta Most Unequal Province in Canada

Alberta ranks last in Canada on a number of measures of women's economic equality. Alberta is also the only province where there is no voice for women, either through a ministry responsible for the status of women, women's directorate, or advisory council on the status of women.

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