On September 8th, 2017, CBC New Brunswick reported on the alternative system of Employment Insurance proposed in the 2017 AIMS study "From Tax to Security: an alternative to Employment Insurance" to [...]
An editorial published in the Tri-County Vanguard, The Guardian and The Compass mentioned AIMS' 2017 study on gasoline regulation, What's Still Missing From Your Wallet? by Marco Navarro-Génie. The article assesses the [...]
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 [...]
"The tax system is generally not about pensions, legacy and social programs. But it is for family-owned businesses and there are thousands of them in agrifood. Canada has more than 43,000 incorporated farms, compared to 23,000 in 2001. We have fewer total farms today, but more of them have become corporations to encourage the next generation to take over the farm.
The federal government’s proposed changes to capital gains rules would make it more expensive for a family member to acquire the farm than for a third party to do so. This is a critical piece of a highly complicated puzzle."
Aims Senior Fellow Sylvain Charlebois examines Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reform, and how taxing small corporations will impact the agrifood sector.
"It’s the last 50 feet of the delivery experience that will provide unpredictable results for Domino’s. The driverless delivery car may end up in the driveway, or near the curb. Customers may not want to go out to the car if it is raining or snowing. Human behavior can be difficult to predict at the best of times, and especially when dealing with food. This will be the first time a food service or retail company has used driverless cars to interact with actual consumers."
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“From 1976 to 2016, unemployment averaged 16.01 percent in Newfoundland and Labrador, 12.4 percent in P.E.I., 10.45 percent in Nova Scotia, and 11.32 percent in New Brunswick. The 40-year period suggests that these elevated figures do not simply reflect fluctuations in the business cycle or shocks to particular sectors, but instead reflect a sustained structural problem.”
AIMS Author Justin Hatherly examines the adverse effects of our current Employment Insurance system, and proposes an alternative employment insurance system that will end a practice that has damaged Atlantic Canada.
"We live under the perception — or shall we say illusion — that civil servants are altruistic and loyally serve whichever party is in power, while actors in the private sector live by crasser ambitions of profit and power. We were disabused of that naivete when economist James Buchanan won a Nobel Prize in 1986 for an idea called 'public choice theory' that showed public servants live by the same forces as everyone else."
Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani's new op-ed "No doubt some bureaucrats are trying to bring Trump down. Why would that surprise you?" deconstructs the misplaced altruism public servants are often credited with.