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Despite a “dizzying array of social services” available in Calgary and other cities across the country, people who need help often don’t know where or how to access those supports, a new report from the School of Public Policy indicates. Written by School of Public Policy fellow Alina Turner and Diana Krecsy, the president and […]

Trevor Tombe is an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and a research fellow at the School of Public Policy. Financial transfers from Ottawa – and the provinces’ disputes over them – are central to the Canadian experience. They are a key reason why our country exists at all, but also a […]

It was one of the toughest decisions Alberta has ever taken, wrote Premier Rachel Notley. She’s right. Alberta — one of the largest oil and gas producers on earth — will cut oil production by 325,000 barrels per day or roughly 8.7 per cent, starting in January. This was a big decision, but one firmly grounded in both […]

Data collected by the University of Calgary’s The School of Public Policy shows unemployed Albertans are, on average, out of work for nearly 21 weeks, a duration nearly three times longer than the average from 10 years ago. The report released Wednesday indicated that, as of October 2018, the average unemployed Albertan was out of […]

Alberta oil producers have been struggling with low crude prices for months, but the situation leapt to national prominence this week as prices skidded below $14 US a barrel and some companies began calling for the provincial government to mandate production cuts. Opinion on whether Premier Rachel Notley should intervene in the marketplace is divided […]