Ideas for Atlantic Prosperity

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization that provides a distinctive perspective on economic, political, and social issues. We stimulate public debate with well-considered argument and evidence-based data on six germane topics to Atlantic Canada:

  • Energy & Environment
  • Municipal Affairs & Economic Development
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Federalism
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Education & Training
  • Immigration & Labour

In addition to our policy papers, we contribute regularly to the regional and national media as a voice for market solutions. AIMS does not receive government funding.

L a t e s t   C o m m e n t a r i e s


 AIMS Board Member Robert Campbell named to
Order of Canada
Sept. 23, 2016

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 Chairman’s Dinner
Oct. 27, 2016

Speaker: Gary Doer, O.M.
Former Premier of Manitoba &
Canadian Ambassador to USA
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Friends of AIMS Luncheon
Nov. 8, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Schembri
Dep. Governor, Bank of Canada
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AIMS on Campus Talk
Nov. 16 – Mt. Allison University
Nov. 17 – Dalhousie University

Dr. Irvin Studin
Professor, University of Toronto
Event Info

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In the News

Think tank advises against return to equalization

An article for Newfoundland & Labrador's VOCM radio station website quotes AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie, who argues against a return to equalization for the province. Listen to the clip below. [...]

Federal government botches job file

A Calgary Herald editorial criticizes labour policies from the federal government. It quotes AIMS's Vice President of Research John Williamson, who fears that the government "is creating an EI trap." [...]

Atlantic premiers, Ottawa announce pilot project to boost immigration

In a Globe and Mail story by Jane Taber, Marco Navarro-Génie says, "More people alone can’t fix the economy, especially when we can’t retain the people that we do bring." [...]

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Latest Media Appearances

Should Newfoundland return to equalization

On Aug. 23, 2016, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie joined the VOCM "Open Line" program in Newfoundland & Labrador to discuss equalization.

John Williamson on HST for online purchases

On Aug 22, 2016, AIMS Vice President of Research John Williamson was a guest on News 95.7's Sheldon McLeod Show, where he discussed the proposal to exempt consumption taxes on [...]

Bilingualism on the Supreme Court

On Aug. 17, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart was a guest on News 95.7's Sheldon MacLeod show. They discussed the reform of the Supreme Court appointment process to include [...]

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