Economic Imperative or Political Choice?
This report provides an analysis of the North West Territories' financial picture and underlying economy to determine whether the government's cuts are necessary.
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Discipline in Alberta
What will our economy look like when our non-renewable resources have dwindled? In the current boom the Alberta government has an opportunity to act, but this opportunity will disappear as available resource wealth declines. Now is the time for a responsible approach to saving.
Why Canada Needs Strategic Petroleum Reserves
Canada is currently the most vulnerable country in the industrial world to short-term oil supply crises, and we need to establish strategic petroleum reserves to remedy the problem. This is the key finding of a report released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Polaris Institute.
Alberta's Royalty Review Panel Fails the Public Interest
Alberta has been experiencing a boom, and yet many Albertans feel they are being passed by.
National Trends and Opportunities for the City of Edmonton
Greening the Fleet. It’s a new phrase that is quickly becoming a household term in municipalities across Canada, as they seek ways to reduce fuel consumption and emissions produced by their fleet of vehicles.
Incomes, Profits and Poverty in Alberta
Alberta has been experiencing a boom, and yet many Albertans feel they are being passed by. Though unemployment levels are at all-time lows, inflation rates are also running at national highs, leaving many Albertans literally out in the cold.
An Alternate Development Strategy for Alberta
With over $169 billion in large scale construction projects on the horizon, Alberta’s already overheated economy is only going to get worse.
Oil and Gas Royalties, Corporate Profits, and the Disregarded Public
The world of oil and gas is split between industrialized consumer countries and their oil corporations, and less developed producer countries, many of which are former colonies. Canada is somewhat unique, as a relatively wealthy country in a close relationship of dependency with the United States, which consumes the majority of our production, and whose oil companies dominate our industry.
Budgeting and Government Finance in Alberta
The Alberta government's formal budgeting process leaves a great deal to be desired in terms of accountability and democracy.
A Report on the Athabasca Tar Sands and U.S. Demands for Canada's Energy
The Athabasca tar sands of northern Alberta contain an estimated 175 to 200 billion barrels of recoverable oil — the largest known hydrocarbon deposit ever discovered. This estimate is based on using existing technologies. Using newer technologies, as much as 2.5 trillion barrels of oil might be recovered — but the costs would be enormous.