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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 [...]

AIMS President Quoted in Telegraph-Journal

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 [...]

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Latest Media Appearances

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, December 15th, 2017 at 6:42am
Listen to AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie discussing the province's future plans for the sale of recreational cannabis, private vs. public sector retail and what is most beneficial for Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesSunday, December 10th, 2017 at 2:00pm
"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.

Read the full article here:
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:25am
Catch AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie discussing the government's decision on how to retail cannabis at 12:45 PM on the Sheldon MacLeod show!

Miss a radio segment featuring the AIMS team? Hear Marco Navarro-Génie's interview on the Rick Howe Show yesterday where he discussed distributing cannabis through the private sector:
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesWednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 11:07pm
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."

Read the full piece here:
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesWednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 6:47am
"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.

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