Insights & Analysis
Our world is complex and ever changing. We need insightful ideas and solutions to the challenges we face as a province.
We offer unique and thoughtful insights, commentary, and analysis on the current social and economic issues in Alberta–and Canada.
Explore and share our latest work below.
Four things we’re looking to see in the 2023 Federal Budget
Ahead of the 2023 Federal Budget, we outline recommendations to support Albertans, Canadians, and businesses over the short and long term.
Sorting fact from fiction: Dialing down the rhetoric on Canadian Healthcare
Addressing some commonly held myths to provide a stronger understanding of Canada’s health care system.
Alberta businesses remain optimistic: Results from the February 2023 Business Expectations Survey
Despite concerns about a global recession and a slowing Canadian economy, our February 2023 Business Expectations Survey shows AB’s biggest challenge as one of capacity rather than customers.
Did you know this is the busy season for mental health?
Physical health is only one part of our well-being, and right now, mental health matters even more.
While still positive, business optimism has softened: Results from the November 2022 Business Expectations Survey
While business sentiment remains positive overall, it has certainly softened. Businesses expect moderated growth as sales volumes level off in the coming year.
Canada and Alberta’s commitment to methane emissions reduction
A number of policy challenges accompany Canada’s increasingly stringent methane reductions for 2030.
A Look at the World Energy Outlook
In this analysis, we highlight three charts from this year’s World Energy Outlook and examine what they might mean for Canada.
The fast lane on a slow road: Capital investment trends in Alberta
A look at capital investment trends in Alberta, and how they compare to the rest of the country.
Alberta’s farmers can breathe a sigh of relief as crop estimates for 2022 look good
Examining how harvest season is shaping up. Are farmers headed for disaster? Or do crops look promising?
Climate policy changes: Good intentions, unintended consequences
A look at long-term climate policy uncertainty and what that means for Canada’s ambitious net zero targets.