September 30, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first large oil sands mine and processing plant in Alberta. Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey suggests five things to consider as we mark the anniversary.
Alberta's oil industry is held up as one of the province's main source of "good jobs," but how the sector is experienced by those who work in it varies greatly based on gender and race.
To mark National Aboriginal Day, this blog for the Corporate Mapping Project looks at how Indigenous rights and issues interact with the oil industry and the provincial government in Alberta.
A new report analyzing the oil sands policies of previous Alberta governments reveals the critical role of government involvement and funding in ensuring more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen resources.
Alberta's Energy Policies from Lougheed to Klein
Case for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline built on faulty assumptions, including tidewater price fiction: study
As Kinder Morgan Canada turns to the stock market to finance its Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMEP), a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Alberta oil sold on international markets would likely command a lower price than if sold in North America.
Is the NDP doing enough for Alberta women?
Parkland Institute researchers Emma Jackson and Ian Hussey look at the Notley government's efforts to address the link between Alberta's resource-revenue-dependent economy and its status as the province with the widest gender pay gap.
Internationals pull out, domestic majors double down
Far from being a response to the Alberta NDP's climate policies, the recent moves by Shell and ConocoPhillips to pull back from the oil sands are part of an ongoing restructuring of the oil industry, both here in Canada and at a global level.
Bigstone Cree Nation member Angele Alook shares her letter of concern about the potential impact of proposals from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and Husky Energy on her nation's groundwater supplies.