Parkland Institute

Parkland Institute

Type Think Tank
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1996
Location Edmonton, AB Canada Canada
Functions Research
Tags economics governance social policy
Summary Parkland Institute studies economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy. The Institute shares the results of its research widely and promotes discussion of the issues its research raises.

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Parkland Institute · 1 February 2023 English

Countries around the world are transitioning their economies to reduce carbon emissions and slow the impact of the climate crisis. In Canada, the federal government has a plan to reduce …

Parkland Institute · 3 October 2022

Significant restructuring and consolidation of the Alberta oil sands industry have occurred since the 2014 global oil price crash. Four companies now dominate oil sands production in the province: Suncor …

Parkland Institute · 19 September 2022

New union dues opt-in provisions enacted as part of Bill 32 — the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act — took effect in August 2022 and will cost community organizations …

Parkland Institute · 13 June 2022

Alberta has over 50 million acres of farmland. What happens on this land? Who owns it? Who can access it? Most of all, why are land relations structured the way …

Parkland Institute · 30 May 2022

Over many years, post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) around the world have undergone a transformation toward the corporatization of education. Increasingly, these institutions are seen (and funded) less as providers of …

Parkland Institute · 30 January 2022 English

Laboratory workers are an integral part of the health-care system. The testing they do provides physicians with information necessary to complete diagnoses and choose treatment options for patients. Their role …

Parkland Institute · 15 December 2021 English

The pension security of over 460,000 Alberta workers and retirees depends on the investment management performance of a provincial agency called the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). AIMCo is one …

Parkland Institute · 14 October 2021 English

This Parkland Institute fact sheet will help Alberta voters understand the new rules that determine how municipal candidates are able to raise funds for their campaigns, as well as the …

Parkland Institute · 5 October 2021 English

On April 29, 2021 the Alberta government released "Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs," a document outlining a 10-year strategy for transforming the province’s post-secondary education system. This report critically …

Parkland Institute · 22 September 2021 English

Municipalities provide critical local services to residents. Public services – and the public servants providing these services – directly impact the safety, well-being and prosperity of Alberta’s communities. However, Alberta’s …

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