The New Year brought a dramatic hike in Ontario’s minimum wage. The fight for fifteen is a job-killing fad and it’s not likely going to reduce poverty. The the Bank of Canada has warned, of job losses across the country, especially for young people. Employers will raise prices, cut hours, or lay off [...]
A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies by Ian Madsen and Alex Whalen details the myriad problems with monopolies, places a value on our liquor corporations, and explores options for the future. “The study reveals that Atlantic Canadians pay higher than average prices for alcohol” said Whalen, adding, “the valuations demonstrate the [...]
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 estimates value its on-shore natural gas deposits to be worth as much as 60-billion dollars. In a province struggling economically with high debt, out-migration, and [...]
December 8th, 2017: AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie discusses his reaction to the government's plan for the sale of recreational cannabis and why private sector sales would be more beneficial to the province.
All four provinces in Atlantic Canada will sell marijuana through government-owned liquor corporations. More government is not the solution. Atlantic Canada needs more entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas. We already have private growers creating more jobs, and taking a piece of the growing market for legal marijuana. Private retailers can provide better service [...]
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 Foundation, commissioned an Ipsos poll of Canadians asking whether they should be allowed to bring any legally purchased product from one province to another, as [...]
On December 6th, 2017, President and CEO of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Marco Navarro-Genie, discussed the province's decision to distribute cannabis through the public sector and why private sector endorsement would be a more appropriate course of action.
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 by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), and the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI). “Clearly, Canadians understand the advantages of [...]
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 public sector wages is a normal component of prudent fiscal management: "In what world should one be criticized for wanting a review of something when [...]
AIMS' President and CEO was mentioned for his appearance on the Atlantic Cannabis Forum's economic impact panel. The conference, hosted in Sydney, is "intended to appeal to businesses, legislators, regulators, public health and safety authorities and services."