Study finds roughly one in five workers hurt at work
As workers across the province prepare to mark the April 28 Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured, and disabled on the job, a new report from the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute suggests that official statistics are radically underestimating the scale of workplace injury in the province.
Response by oil sands majors falling far short of Paris Agreement targets
The five largest producers in the Alberta oil sands are failing to take meaningful action in line with the targets Canada has agreed to under the Paris Agreement on climate change, creating billions of dollars in economic and environmental risk in a world increasingly recognizing the need to transition away from fossil fuels.
A new report released today by Parkland Institute reveals that private membership health care clinics in the province have for years blurred the line between private and public delivery due to a lack of information and inadequate enforcement tools to ensure they operate in compliance with the Canada Health Act.
Parkland Institute’s 21st annual fall conference, Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis, taking place November 17-19 on the University of Alberta campus will bring together leading academics, activists, and thinkers from across Canada.
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.
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.
Results from a public opinion poll commissioned by Parkland Institute show that although a majority of Albertans feel they pay too much in taxes, they support progressive taxation and feel that Alberta’s highest-income earners do not pay enough in taxes, and that low-income earners are paying too much. Most Albertans would also be willing to pay slightly more in taxes if it meant protecting or enhancing key public services.
The amount of fossil fuel removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere as harmful carbon dioxide has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil fuel exports, finds a new Corporate Mapping Project study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Parkland Institute.
Parkland Institute’s 20th annual fall conference will bring together leading academics, activists, and thinkers from across Canada and internationally to discuss how Alberta and Canada can best make the transition to the new economy.
The conference, Shifting Gears: Transitioning to the Future Economy, takes place on the University of Alberta campus from November 18-20, 2016.
Unmet pledges of new government continuing a troubling trend
Stagnation in the number of long-term care beds, a continued shift to less-resourced and less regulated "supportive living" spaces, and higher levels of private for-profit delivery have left residential elder care in Alberta in a state of crisis, according to a new report released today by Parkland Institute.