The Impacts of Bill 32 (Part 1)
Bill 32 will have serious impacts on unionized and non-unionized workers, and it will restrict the voices of workers in our democracy. Jason Foster, Associate Professor, Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University, explains the implications for unionized workers in the first of a two-part blog series.
Where the major parties stand on 11 key policy issues
Heading into the final weekend of the 2019 Alberta election campaign, Parkland Institute research managers Alison McIntosh and Ian Hussey compare the platforms of the three major parties on 11 key policy areas.
Comparing Citizen Views in Alberta and British Columbia
The Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee is currently reviewing four key pieces of provincial legislation, including the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. Parkland Institute's Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the current act aimed at protecting whistleblowers.
I interviewed Stephen Harper in the fall of 1991 as part of my doctoral research into the Reform party. Of all the things he said at that time, the comment that has stuck most with me was that it was undesirable for a governing party to garner more than optimum electoral support; beyond that meant it owed too much to too many voters.
Comparing 11 key policy issues
As we enter the final weekend of Alberta election 2015, Parkland Institute compares the platforms of the four major parties on 11 key policy areas.
Examining the Range of Albertans' Values and Beliefs
Voters values and beliefs don’t fit neatly into left vs. right camps
With Albertans in the early days of another provincial election cycle, a new report released today by the Parkland Institute says that the values of Albertans are much more diverse than over 43 years of unbroken Progressive Conservative rule would suggest, and don’t fall neatly into left-versus-right polarization.
The report, A Monochrome Political Culture? Examining the Range of Albertans’ Values and Beliefs, is based on public opinion surveys conducted by the University of Alberta’s Population Research Laboratory in 2014.
The recent capitulation of Danielle Smith and eight of her Wildrose party colleagues to the governing Progressive Conservatives can only be understood by decoding the meaning of conservatism in Alberta and the political purposes that construction serves.
New report shows lack of time and inhibiting structural factors are important elements
A new study released this morning, on the second anniversary of the 2012 Alberta election, reports that Albertans cite a lack of time and inhibiting structural factors as key reasons for their failure to vote, and recommends increased advocacy and education efforts emphasizing voting as a responsibility of citizenship.