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.

Vaping and Teen Health: How Kids Got Hooked and Schools Got Caught Off-Guard

By Paul W. Bennett (AIMS Education Fellow) A New Brunswick principal, Brad Sturgeon of Fredericton’s Leo Hayes High School, has broken the silence and rung the alarm bell over the rapid spread of vaping among students – before, after and even (surreptitiously) during class. Today’s high schoolers, right across Canada, can now be spotted, almost anywhere, puffing on e-cigarettes easily ...
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/ / Education, Healthcare, Op-ed

To keto or not to keto?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Are you on the ketogenic diet? Apparently, many people are, or have tried it in the last year or so. It is possibly the most popular dietary trend in North America right now. Over the last 12 months, the word “keto” was the most googled food-related topic in the world, not just in Canada ...
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Finding Your Personal Health Information

By Dr. David Zitner (AIMS Senior Health Policy Fellow) Most businesses encourage clients to electronically access their own information because consumers value the efficiency and convenience of electronic access. Unfortunately, the Nova Scotia Department of Health (DOH) has a different idea. They have been a successful barrier preventing most Nova Scotians from retrieving and using their own health information. Few ...
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/ / Healthcare, Nova Scotia, Op-ed

Beyond coffee?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Bean-less coffee is a thing now and could hit the market as early as next year. Our summer was marked by key announcements from major food chains who have decided to switch to plant-based alternatives. Meat, particularly beef, was the target of companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, who claimed their plant-based products ...
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Celebrate labour, not labour unions

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Labour Day is a day, as its name suggests, to celebrate labour. This is entirely appropriate; labour is a necessary input for the production of goods and services on which our standards of living rely. We make a mistake, however, when the celebration is of labour unions instead of the workers who supply the labour ...
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Is the kitchen stove the next sewing machine?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) For many of us, the kitchen has been a sacred place in our home. In fact, it has been referred to as the heart of the home. But it seems kitchens are losing their lustre. An increasing number of condos and apartments are being sold and rented without a stove. In pricey Yorkville, one ...
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