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Acuna: It's wise to look at energy industry's influence

By Ricardo Acuna

Re: “What’s the real point of Parkland Institute’s fossil fuel study?,” Deborah Yedlin, Opinion, Nov. 18, and “Tax dollars fund witch hunt against oilsands,” Aaron Wudrick, Opinion, Nov. 639 more words


Wudrick: Tax dollars helping to fund anti-oilsands witch hunt

By Aaron Wudrick

The University of Alberta-based Parkland Institute was recently awarded $2.5 million in federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for a project entitled “Mapping the Power of the Carbon-Extractive Corporate Resources Sector.” 647 more words


Yedlin: What's the real point of $4.5M study into fossil fuel industry?

The Parkland Institute last week announced it had received $4.5 million to study Western Canada’s fossil fuel industry and the influence associated individuals and corporations have on the political system. 819 more words


Western Canada's energy sector to get in-depth look in new $4.5M study

Western Canada’s oil, gas and coal industries, their political ties and their international connections will be put under the microscope in a new six-year, $4.5-million research project. 240 more words

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Alberta failing to ensure safe, fair work for teens, report finds

Many Alberta teens are employed in prohibited occupations or unsafe workplaces while working more hours than legally allowed, a Parkland Institute study of youth labour in the province asserts. 587 more words

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Laxer: Premiers blowing hot air on climate change

Last week, Canada’s premiers agreed to a master energy and climate-change plan. It’s specific on fast-tracking pipelines, but aspirational on climate action. No wonder. Building more pipelines to export oil will gut any serious plans to cut greenhouse gases. 634 more words


Braid: Minimum wage and the NDP drive to uproot conservatism

Wildrose calls it radical. The NDP says it’s wonderful. Nothing shows Alberta’s power upheaval more vividly than the debate over raising the minimum wage.

On Monday, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean asked Premier Rachel Notley if the NDP “is committed to radical policy actions that will simply cost Albertans their jobs.” 630 more words

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