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Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "History of Oil"

Sep 2 2008 - 7:00pm

History of Oil
Robert Newman. 46 minutes. 2006.

Robert Newman is a British comic and he does a brilliant job of putting oil centre stage as a major influence on geopolitical history.

The whole live show is pedal powered — very cool.

Cost: Free
Contact: Michael Kalmanovitch. 780.988.8105. kalman [at] interbaun [dot] com


Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 2, 2008 by Anonymous

Parkland's Latest Research in Oil and Gas Sector and Labour in Alberta

May 29 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Parkland Institute, Community Service-Learning, and the Work and Learning Network present:

Parkland’s Latest Research in Oil and Gas Sector and Labour in Alberta

David Thompson, Parkland Institute's Public Policy Research Consultant

The evening will include: Read more »

Posted May 29, 2008 by Anonymous

Speaker Series - Oil and Community: Struggles over labour and learning

Thursdays, May 8—June 5, 2008, 7:00 ­ 8:30 pm
ETLC 1-017, Maier Learning Centre, University of Alberta

Sponsored by: Parkland Institute, Community Service-Learning, and the Work and Learning Network Read more »

Posted May 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties. Time to 'think like an owner'.

The Parkland Institute has published an Op-Ed on the Royalty Review:

Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties

To get its fair share, Alberta must heed Lougheed's advice: 'Think like an owner'

Gordon Laxer for The Edmonton Journal
Published October 22, 2007

Albertans have been led astray by the heated rhetoric around the recommendations of the royalty review panel's Our Fair Share. Rather than increasing royalties by 20 per cent as headlines tell the public, the panel's recommendations would, if fully implemented, reduce them by 20 per cent by 2016.

That's right. According to the review panel, its proposals would have Alberta collect $2 billion less per year nine years from now, even though oilsands production is projected to more than double.

Alberta would collect only $7.6 billion in 2016, compared to $9.5 billion in royalties in 2006. And that doesn't seem to take inflation into account, meaning that in real dollars the province's royalty revenues would fall more...

Read the whole Op-Ed at the Parkland Institute's website.

Posted October 22, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Our Fair Share, Take Action on Royalties

From: Lindsay Telfer, Sierra Club of Canada

As time is of the essence, please send a message today to Stelmach and Oberg saying that at a bare minimum they must implement the full Royalty Panel's report. Read more »

Posted October 18, 2007 by Anonymous

New Study Shows Royalty Panel's Recommendations Would Continue the Giveaway of Alberta’s Resource Wealth

Today the Parkland Institute released its official response to the report and recommendations of the Alberta Royalty Review Panel. The report, entitled "Selling Albertans Short" is available for free download from the Parkland Institute web-site (, or can be purchased in hard-copy from the Parkland Institute office. Read the media release Read more »

Posted October 18, 2007 by Anonymous

Royalty Reform Town Hall

You are invited to a meeting on Resource Royalty ReformOur Resources, Our Future, Our DecisionsWho should get the royalties — big oil or the people of Alberta? Come and have your say. Panelists Include: Read more »

Oil & Environment in Alberta - Finding the Balance

Join us for a lively panel discussion on one of Alberta's most important resources.Featuring: Read more »

EnCana Makes the Case for Public Ownership in the Energy Industry

The Parkland Institute has published an Op-Ed on the Royalty Review, the energy industry's response, and the case for public ownership in the energy sector.

Monday, October 08, 2007

by Ricardo Acuña

In the weeks following the release of the recommendations of Alberta's Royalty Review Panel, energy giant EnCana has been one of the loudest opponents of any moves that might increase the direct benefits Albertans receive from their natural resources — going as far as publicly threatening to cancel a billion dollars worth of investment if the panel's recommendations are implemented.

The irony of these threats and the desire to see Albertans get less than full value for their oil and gas will not be lost on those who remember EnCana's history. Read more »

Posted October 11, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Royalty Review Panel Recommendations

Pembina Institute

The recent recommendations from Premier Stelmach's Royalty Review Panel represent a step forward for the province of Alberta. We need your help to ensure that Premier Stelmach implements the recommendations put forward by the Royalty Review Panel. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Read the report of the Royalty Review Panel, Our Fair Share: Report of the Alberta Royalty Review Panel
  2. Think like an owner.
  3. Insist that Premier Stelmach adopts all the royalty recommendations made by the Royalty Review Panel.
  4. Read more »

Posted October 3, 2007 by Anonymous

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