AIMS OP-ED PIECES

As a trusted voice in public policy, AIMS authors regularly appear in newspapers throughout the region and the country, including the National Post, Troy Media, the Telegraph-Journal, The Telegram, the Chronicle Herald and the Charlottetown Guardian. The Institute’s op-ed pieces provide an evidence-based voice for the public conversation. See below an archive of these pieces.

Axe the hidden Muskrat tax

By Ed Hollett (AIMS Senior Fellow)  The Telegram, 15 September 2018 There are three rather obvious problems with Weston Raske’s suggestion on Sept. 6 (“Letter: We need to focus on selling surplus power”) that we should export surplus electricity and encourage greater local consumption to lower the impact Muskrat Falls will have on electricity rates in the province. First, current ...
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An open letter to our four premiers

By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 23 August 2018 DEAR Dwight, Brian, Wade and Stephen, The purpose of this letter is not to be critical. Rather it is to encourage more aggressive action in bringing our Atlantic region into a more collaborative framework. The goal would be to reduce the cost of providing those services ...
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Charter Schools Can Bring Diversity and Targeted Supports to Nova Scotia’s Public School System

By Paige MacPherson (AIMS Author)  Nova Scotian kids aren’t getting access to the educational choices they deserve. While students in five provinces have a diverse range of partially or fully funded school options, access to unique, independently operated schools in Nova Scotia depends on whether parents can afford it. Usually, Nova Scotian students must attend the public school in their ...
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Why are consumers going meatless? Has something to do with the economy

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 Calgary's Business, 28 August 2018 We seem to be living in an era in which the pleasure of eating is quite simply overpowered by values-based narratives in food consumption. And this is happening at an astonishing pace. Vegetarianism and veganism are both coming into their own, allowing more people ...
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With Monsanto, Bayer will need more Aspirins

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Calgary Business, 16 August 2018 In California where litigation suits can be found more easily than drinking water, German giant Bayer was dealt a huge legal blow. Monsanto, now a subdivision of Bayer, was ordered to pay a whopping $289 million in damages, to one single person, a gardener, who is suffering from cancer, allegedly ...
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Cloudy…With a Chance of Meal Kits

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 The Record, 20 August 2018 Meal kits are becoming a North American phenomenon. Deals are happening everywhere. In the latest deal, Walmart has partnered with Gobble to deliver meal kits. In the battle over the future of food consumption in the U.S., Walmart is making moves to maintain a ...
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