The Exclusion of Alberta Farm Workers From Injury Compensation
Alberta farm workers are excluded from workers' compensation protection, despite facing a high risk of workplace injury, including developing occupational cancer. This report examines why the Alberta government continues this exclusion.
By focusing on the impact of unions in the areas of wages, worker safety, and income inequality, this report documents the contributions of the labour movement to ensuring the well-being of all Albertans.
Drawing on extensive quantitative and qualitative data this report raises serious concerns about residential elder care in Alberta, and calls into question the government’s policies of privatization, offloading, and cutbacks.
Results-based Budgeting, Privatization, and Public Sector Cuts in Alberta
Alberta’s implementation of Results-based Budgeting (RBB) is likely to result in bloated bureaucracy and will be used to justify cuts and privatization. It will not yield the promised results of more effective and efficient service delivery.