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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Pierre Desrochers
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AIMS appoints three Western Canadians as senior fellows

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) announces the appointment of three senior fellows. Dr. Ian Brodie, Dr. Rodney Clifton and Robert Roach will be affiliated with the [...]

AIMS announces Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s university professors as new members of research team

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members for its research team. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dean of the [...]

Manitoba should cut 36,000 civil service jobs, think-tank says

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 [...]

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Latest Media Appearances

Marco Navarro-Génie speaks with Ben Mulroney on CTV’s Your Morning

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. [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie speaking with CBC News Manitoba

On March 7, 2017, AIMS CEO Marco Navarro-Génie was interviewed by CBC News Manitoba about the newly released study published jointly by The Frontier Centre for Public Policy and the [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie, Leo Power and Ed Hollett on CBC Radio St. John’s Morning Show

On March 2, 2017, AIMS CEO Marco Navarro-Génie, Vice Chair NL Leo Power, and Ed Hollett were interviewed by CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show. The Atlantic Institute for Market [...]

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Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesSaturday, March 25th, 2017 at 12:24am
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/
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 1:21am
Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AIMS on Campus Fellowship Program. It is open to undergraduate students at any post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, as well as to students of Atlantic Canadian origin who attend school elsewhere in the country. https://aimsoncampus.com/2017/03/22/applications-open-for-2017-18-campus-fellows/
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:15am
AIMS on Campus event, The Locavore’s Dilemma:Five Myths of the ‘Buy Local’ Trend, is coming up in Wolfville on March 31st! http://www.aims.ca/event/aims-on-campus-talk-desrochers/
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 4:13am
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
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:15am
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. Canada’s largest urban area (population centre) is Toronto, with a population of 5.4 million. http://www.aims.ca/commentary/canadas-urban-areas-descent-affordability/