Media Release A promising opportunity for Atlantic Canada: On-shore gas can unlock much needed prosperity Halifax - 10 January 2018: Reports surfaced this week that the Province of Nova Scotia's internal [...]
The CBC mentioned AIMS in a Friday news report on the upcoming Supreme Court case on interprovincial trade barriers. AIMS, along with the Montreal Economic Institute and the Canadian Constitution [...]
Halifax, November 28, 2017 – Canadians are unequivocal: 89% think they should be allowed to bring any legally purchased product from one province to another, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned [...]
On September 12th, 2017 AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted in a segment by CTV News Atlantic. Navarro-Génie expressed his belief that government funding should not be involved in any [...]
On Monday, September 11th, 2017 Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President and CEO) appeared on the Sheldon McLeod show at 12:30 PM. Navarro-Génie discussed our latest study on Employment Insurance and how the current [...]
On September 8th, 2017, President and CEO Marco Navarro-Génie appeared in the Halifax Examiner. Navarro-Génie commented on Bill 148 and his expectations of Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Read the full [...]
Monopolies are inherently anti-market. They are prejudicial to consumers, who pay increased prices. We see this in Atlantic Canada with trade barriers and liquor monopolies. The study recommends reform.
A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies by Ian Madsen and Alex Whalen details the myriad problems with monopolies, places a value on our liquor corporations, and explores options for the future. “The study reveals that Atlantic Canadians pay higher than average prices for a...
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Loblaw’s’ gift of $25 to all Canadians has received mixed reviews. As of January 8, anyone can go online and register for a $25 gift card, to be redeemed at any Loblaw-owned stores. Last December, Loblaw confessed to running a
"We need to move to a new model. We have amazing people and resources within our university communities. We have a significant National Research Council ocean commitment to the region. We have the Bedford Institute, the home of some $300 million a year in oceans spending. And of course we have the private sector doing any number of things on its own initiative."
The latest piece from AIMS Chairman of the Board John Risley with his thoughts on the federal government's Super Cluster program.
By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 13 January 2018 On November 24, Atlantic Canada submitted an application to the federal government for funding under the Super Cluster program. If we are successful (we might know the
Our 2016 AIMS study "Gas Opportunities for Atlantic Canada" found that “restricting the expansion of natural gas in Atlantic Canada could make electricity more expensive, less clean and increasingly subject to decisions and events outside the region.” Those factors have only increased since the report.
This study was reported on in a CBC NL article, commenting that the region is losing out on royalties and business investments that come with extracting natural gas.