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Minimum Wage Study (Matthew Lau and Marco Navarro-Génie) quoted in article

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 [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie quoted in Minimum Wage article (French)

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 [...]

“Buy local” against the spirit of free trade

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 [...]

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Latest Media Appearances

Alex Whalen in the Telegraph Journal

On August 14th, 2017, Operations Manager Alex Whalen commented on the softwood lumber dispute in an interview with Adam Huras from the Telegraph Journal. Full article can be read here

Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon MacLeod Show: The Minimum Wage   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 [...]

Pierre Lemieux on “Le Réveil” (Radio-Canada)

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.

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Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 1:52am
"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."

Read the latest op-ed by AIMS Senior Fellow Sylvain Charlebois to learn more
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 12:55am
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 12:00am
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

Read more here
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:35am
"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:
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 12:40am
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!

Don't miss the chance to hear Frank McKenna speak on trade and cross-border issues this October 11th at Pier 21