An article in The Globe and Mail references AIMS's paper “Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada.” Co-authors Marco Navarro-Génie and Matthew Lau discuss the issues surrounding the " loss of training opportunities caused [...]
An article in the Acadie-Nouvelle in New Brunswick discusses AIMS's paper, "Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada." Co-Author Marco Navarro-Génie says that higher minimum wages "won't reduce poverty. It [...]
HALIFAX, NS – Trade is a fundamental ingredient to Nova Scotia's economic success, as identified by the provincial government and the Ivany Commission. And yet there are numerous lingering examples [...]
http://www.aims.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sheldon-Marco-Minimum-Wage.mp3 On July 19, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie appeared on News 95.7's Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the minimum wage. He is co-author of the AIMS [...]
On June 7, 2017, AIMS Author Pierre Lemieux joined Jean-Albert Maire of Radio-Canada to discuss his latest paper, The Benefits of Trade. The interview is in French. http://www.aims.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Lemieux_Radio_Canada_Free_Trade_Jun_7_17.mp3
"With this momentum, it is crucial not to price the product out of the retail market. These days, a $30 lobster roll is not unusual, and such higher price points may scare consumers away from the product. This is what happened to beef a few years ago when prices skyrocketed, forcing consumers to look elsewhere."
How many times have you driven one town over to purchase cheaper gasoline over "just a couple of cents"? Gasoline that transports workers in rural Nova Scotia from their homes to their jobs, allows them to provide for their families and stimulate the economy. Our latest study "What's Still Missing From Your Wallet" by Marco Navarro-Génie examines the adverse effects of gasoline regulations, including the cost of facilitating the regulation:
"Only two thirds of your hard-earned dollar, that has already been taxed at an average of 26 percent, accounts for the actual value of fuel in Atlantic Canada"
Hear author and President of AIMS Marco Navarro-Génie discuss this further on the Rick Howe Show this morning at 9:30 AST
"As a result, supply management has become a political mirage. Most politicians have told us it’s good for us and our economy, without fully explaining the rationale. Only a few politicians have sought to demonstrate the indirect costs of maintaining the system: lost opportunities and lack of innovation to support trade with other countries."
In his latest op-ed, AIMS Senior Fellow Sylvain Charlebois examines not only supply management, but the way we as Canadians understand it. To learn more about the costs of maintaining the system, read the article on our website:
Many thanks to the sponsors of this year's Annual AIMS Chairman's Dinner McInnes Cooper, Bell Aliant, Mackenzie Investments and Scotiabank. It is through generous support such as theirs that we are able to host events and produce relevant research that focuses on prosperity for Atlantic Canada!