Robert L. (Bob) Ascah


Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Robert L. (Bob) Ascah is a research fellow at The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta.

Recent Blog Posts By Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Will Danielle Smith veer back to the right and towards Alberta separatism?

The taxation and economic issues to watch for in the coming months from a newly elected majority government in Alberta, according to Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Alberta election: Is the province’s energy regulator acting in the public interest?

Canadian accounting firms like Grant Thornton and PwC Canada have had trouble in Alberta with environmental liabilities when acting as receivers

OSFI’s new guidelines: A step toward making banks and insurers more conscious of their climate impacts

New sustainability reporting standards will help determine who will pay for environmental cleanup costs when oilsands producers go bankrupt

Despite soaring profits, oil companies are not paying enough for their environmental damage

Oilsands producers are spending their windfall on buybacks and debt reduction rather than reinvestment, with implications for Alberta economy, taxation

A provincial sales tax is the solution to Alberta’s fiscal roller-coaster

The Alberta tax advantage is really an acceptance of the boom and bust cycle

The Big Four oilsands companies’ influence threatens Alberta democracy, argues political scientist

A close look at the revenue and tax paid by the Big Four oil producers in Alberta

Alberta oilpatch may face lending crunch as financial regulators worry about the risks of climate change

Banks, lenders will be less keen to lend to the oilsands, says Alberta economist