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 [...]
Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted several times in an article on Saint John's upcoming public sector wage negotiations, appearing in the Telegraph Journal. He iterated AIMS' stance that regular review of [...]
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 [...]
"In short, MHAs — and, indeed, the public — operate in the dark when it comes to weighing the financial implications in their decision-making. One way to rectify this is to establish an independent, non-partisan source of budgetary analysis: a legislative budget officer (LBO)."
"Democracy Cookbook: The House of Assembly needs a legislative budget officer" by Jeff Collins, AIMS Research Associate, examines recent events that have illustrated the acute need for an LBO-like function.
Don't miss AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie on The Rick Howe Show this morning at 9 discussing his latest piece on private cannabis retailers in Nova Scotia. Tune into News 95.7 to hear!
"More Nova Scotians could have the chance to own and run a small business in this new market of medical and recreational cannabis. The economic future of Nova Scotia, according to the Ivany Commission, rests in growing greater entrepreneurship in the province, not in making government (or its agents) expand further and deeper into the marketplace."
"The two new high-income tax brackets were intended to raise $30 million in additional revenue annually, according to then-Finance Minister Roger Melanson. However, a new report released by Statistics Canada suggests that the combined federal and provincial tax bill for the richest 600 New Brunswickers in 2015 was $5.8 million less than in 2014, despite the spike in tax rates."
In his latest piece AIMS Research Associate Patrick Webber analyzes the how the Laffer Curve, a theoretical model, suggests that New Brunswick has increased taxes to the point where there is diminishing returns of tax revenue and the consequence of harming their own economy.