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In the Shadows

Living and Working Without Status in Alberta

This report examines the lives of undocumented migrant workers living in Alberta. It discusses the results of a research study of 32 undocumented workers, outlines the circumstances that led to their loss of status, describes their work and living conditions, and explores their reasons for staying and their hopes for the future.

Alberta’s $15 minimum wage is good for workers and the economy

Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey writes about which Albertans have benefited from the $15 minimum wage and its impact on employment and hours of work.

Scrutinizing Alberta's Public Sector

How Its Size and Compensation Compare to Other Jurisdictions

This report compares the size and compensation of Alberta's public sector to Canada and the other three large provinces, and concludes that Alberta's public sector does not stand out in any significant way in comparison to these other jurisdictions.

Alberta needs balanced attack on financial woes

This op-ed by Bob Ascah, Trevor Harrison, and Richard Mueller appeared in the Edmonton Journal on September 12, 2019.

Cutting Through the Blue Ribbon

A Balanced Look at Alberta's Finances

This report offers a balanced analysis of Alberta's finances—looking at both expenditures and revenues—and concludes that long-term fiscal stability cannot be achieved without addressing the province's long-standing revenue problem.

Bill 2 grinds wages, complicates payroll, and impedes union drives

Despite the stated benefits of the UCP government's new labour legislation, Bill 2 will reduce workers' income, make payroll administration more complex for employers, and impede workers seeking to join a union.

UCP platform will drive down wages

Athabasca University labour professor Bob Barnetson breaks down exactly what the UCP platform planks on employment, labour, and training would mean for workers in Alberta.

Is Alberta ‘closed for business’ because of the $15 minimum wage?

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has proposed changes to labour legislation, including reducing the 17-and-under minimum wage to $13 an hour. Ian Hussey looks at claims that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour has had a "job-killing impact."

Alberta hasn’t suffered for raising the minimum wage

Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey contrasts the predicted and actual impacts of recent minimum wage increases in Alberta in this January 6, 2018 op-ed for the Globe and Mail.

Minimum wage study is fundamentally flawed

Ian Hussey debunks the recent CD Howe Institute report that claims the move by the Alberta government to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 in 2018 could lead to 25,000 job losses.