A new report released today by the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute finds that contrary to the enduring political stereotype, New Democratic Party (NDP) governments in Canada—including Alberta’s current government—have not been overly profligate spenders on health care.
Two dozen speakers will look forward to the issues and political dynamics that will influence Albertans in the spring provincial election at the 22nd annual Parkland Institute conference, Alberta 2019: Forces of Change, taking place this weekend on the University of Alberta campus.
As debate continues to rage over pipelines and the current price differential for Alberta’s oil, a new Corporate Mapping Project report analyzes how the five companies that dominate the oil sands sector have fared during the recent boom-bust commodity cycle.
Survey data prior to feud indicates support for nuanced approach
Data from a survey of residents of Alberta and BC taken just as the conflict over the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) was set to erupt suggest that the polarization of opinion between the two provinces over the past year is more the result of overheated political rhetoric than a significant difference in beliefs.
The major investors in Canada’s fossil-fuel sector have high stakes in maintaining business as usual rather than addressing the industry’s serious climate issues, a new Corporate Mapping Project study reveals.
Report calls for public debate on future role of Canada's only public bank
The Alberta government could be making much better use of the unique competitive advantage of owning Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB Financial) to help the province make the transition to a new economy, according to the authors of a new report released today by Parkland Institute.
The University of Alberta-based Parkland Institute has received a $1 million gift to its endowment fund from an Alberta donor who asked to remain anonymous. The province-wide public policy research centre will use the donation to bolster its current endowment fund to support ongoing research and education programming.
Canada’s long-term energy security needs and climate commitments cannot be met without major changes
A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes anchors the heated debate about pipelines and energy infrastructure within the realm of science and evidence. The study, which offers a comprehensive review of Canada’s energy systems, reveals that Canada’s existing plans fall short of meeting energy security and emissions reduction targets.
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.