Welcome to the website of AIMS, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.
We are a Canadian non-profit, non-partisan research institute that provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian perspective on economic, political, and social issues. The Institute seeks to stimulate public debate with well-considered argument and evidence-based data.
Our institute provides public policy research on six germane topics to Atlantic Canadians: Energy & Environment, Municipal Affairs & Economic Development, Public Finance & Fiscal Federalism, Healthcare Policy, Education & Training, and Immigration & Labour. In addition to our policy papers, we contribute regularly to the regional and national media as a voice for market solutions.
AIMS is an independent research organization that does not receive government funding.
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AIMS on Campus
Speaker Series March 31: 2:30 p.m.
Pierre Desrochers Professor, University of Toronto Event Info
CBC News quoting AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie By CBC News • CBC.ca, 07 March 2017 A Winnipeg-based think-tank recommends shrinking Manitoba's civil service workforce by about 36,000 jobs because it says the [...]
Why immigration is desperately needed in Atlantic Canada - Marco Navarro-Genie, President & CEO, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), discusses why people aren’t staying in or moving to Atlantic Canada. [...]
"Brazil is a mess, and this latest food fraud scandal involving major companies and public authorities will only make matters worse."
- Sylvain Charlebois is Dean of the Faculty of Management, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. https://lnkd.in/dmwuGNE
AIMS on Campus is seeking original, op-ed length submissions. Explain why Canada would benefit economically and socially from abolishing supply management in agriculture. Describe how effective public policy could achieve this reality. Properly source all claims. https://aimsoncampus.com/2017/02/01/essay-contest-deadline-may-1/
AIMS on Campus Presents The Locavore's Dilemma: Five Myths of the 'Buy Local' Trend Professor Pierre Desrochers will join us in the Maritimes in March to speak about the 'buy local' trend in the politics of food and agriculture. His criticisms
Decreasing spending is a necessary step to maintaining creditor confidence -
To finance the deficit and Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador's government will have to borrow billions of dollars per year. For this to happen, lenders need to be assured that Newfoundland has made a plan to address its financial problems, and will stick to it. The provincial government can address its spending problem by lowering program expenditures and shrinking the public service. https://soundcloud.com/aims_ca/newfoundland-labrador-budget#t=0:00
By WENDELL COX (Principal of Demographia) Canada is a nation of wide open spaces, yet it has high urban area densities recently driven higher by a redefinition of urban area criteria (Note 1). Canada's largest urban area (population centre) is Toronto, with a population of