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A promising opportunity for Atlantic Canada

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 [...]

AIMS Co-commissioned Study Referenced in CBC Report

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 [...]

Canadians are ready to bring down interprovincial trade barriers

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 [...]

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About Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted by CTV News Atlantic

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 [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon McLeod Show

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 [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie in the Halifax Examiner

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 [...]

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Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 7:22am
Watch Operations Manager Alex Whalen discuss the latest study "A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies" on CTV Atlantic.

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.
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:00am
In all four Atlantic Provinces, government maintains a near-monopoly on retail, wholesale and distribution. The result? Government profits while Atlantic Canadians pay too much for beer and liquor.

Read more in the latest AIMS study, here:
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 6:59am
“This stroke of PR genius by Loblaw has allowed the company to take control of the narrative and dodge, for now, the proverbial bullet of consumer mistrust.”

AIMS Senior Fellow Sylvain Charlebois discusses Loblaw's latest initiative
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesSunday, January 14th, 2018 at 8:10am
"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.

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Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesSaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 1:10am
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.

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Two years later, CBC NS reported following the release of a new Energy Department analysis that found onshore natural gas resources in the province are worth between $20 billion and $60 billion.

Read the article here:

Read the full study here, published in 2016:

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