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New union dues opt-in provisions enacted as part of Bill 32 – the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act – took effect last month. On the surface, the law is about unions and the workers they represent. But its consequences are far-reaching, and threaten to cost millions in lost donations to charities and community organizations in the province.
A new research report published by the Parkland Institute argues that a crisis is brewing in rural Alberta. An influx of investors buying farmland is making land more expensive as farmers struggle, tenant farming becomes prevalent, and very few can afford to get started as new farmers.
This study examines how campaign finance legislation passed by the UCP government in 2020 allows the wealthy to influence elections.
UCP must change AIMCo governance to reflect pension ownership by 460,000 Albertans
Parkland Institute’s latest report Can AIMCo Be Fixed? demonstrates how the UCP government’s changes to the Alberta Investment Management Company’s (AIMCo) governance and its poor performance has eroded trust in the agency.
New Report shows impact of provincial government’s changes and cuts
A new report by Parkland Institute challenges the Alberta government’s plan to transform post-secondary education in the province.
A new Parkland Institute report by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson examines the extensive impacts of the government’s policy decisions and budget cuts on municipal infrastructure and service provision.
A new report shows that Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act (2020) moves Alberta’s labour relations environment closer to the U.S. model to the detriment of workers in the province.
A new report, “Not Well Spent: A review of $1-billion federal funding to clean up Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells,” finds that, based on available data, the federal funding amounts to little more than a bailout to the oil and gas industry, and the $1 billion dispersed by the Government of Alberta’s program – the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) – was not well spent.
Immigrant women health-care aides speak out about crisis in long-term care during pandemic
A first-of-its-kind report highlights the experiences of 25 immigrant women health-care aides working in long-term care (LTC) during the pandemic and shows how this essential work is socially and economically devalued. The report presents 12 policy recommendations to improve workplace standards and well-being for health-care aides in LTC in Alberta and across Canada.
The oil and gas industry isn’t delivering on jobs or government revenues and its projected emissions growth will cause Canada to break our climate change commitments. A new report says TMX and Line3 export pipeline expansions should be cancelled.