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Tuition bursary

By | May 29th, 2017|Beacon|

DRAFT audio   In Newfoundland and Labrador, tough economic times have induced government to cut funding for Memorial University. This is a reasonable decision given financial challenges. Unfortunately, the province also wants to maintain a tuition freeze, keeping fees at Memorial the lowest in Canada. This decision will hamper the university's ability to [...]

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Maritime households have lowest savings rate in Canada

By | May 25th, 2017|Media Releases|

HALIFAX, NS – A new study released today shows a low rate of household savings by Maritimers. While New Brunswick has an improved savings rate from the previous decade (following a modest upturn throughout Canada), Prince Edward Island’s household savings have remained constant. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia’s have worsened, with an average annual savings deficit of [...]

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AIMS Platform: entrepreneurship critical to NS economic growth

By | May 18th, 2017|Media Releases|

HALIFAX, NS – Today, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) released its Platform for Nova Scotia. This document outlines a series of implementable policy proposals for the province’s next government. The recommendations cover all of AIMS’s research areas, including energy, immigration, education, healthcare, and finance. This Spring, the Institute surveyed dozens of leading minds [...]

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Platform for Nova Scotia

By | May 18th, 2017|Policy Papers|

This Spring, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) surveyed dozens of leading minds in Nova Scotia about the province’s future. Respondents discussed their concerns about Nova Scotia, including low growth, decaying public institutions, and demographic stagnation. To reverse decline, this group proposed many original and helpful insights for public policy reform. Among the [...]

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Marco Navarro-Genie on Tim Powers Show

By | May 12th, 2017|Media Appearances|

On May 12, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie spoke with Tim Powers about the upcoming AIMS event in St. John's with John Risley. John Risley, OC, Chairman of AIMS, will speak at a luncheon at Sheraton St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday, May 25th to business and thought leaders about creating an [...]

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New Brunswick’s Magic Weed?

By | May 11th, 2017|Media Appearances|

“It’s simple market dynamics,” says OrganiGram’s Ray Gracewood. “Many recreational users now purchase within the black market, so our industry challenge will be providing a safer, more consistent and better-packaged product. To make the legal adult recreational framework effective, we’ll need to ensure pricing is in line to offer value that appeals to all consumers.” But [...]

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P3 schools more successful than imagined, says new study

By | May 10th, 2017|Media Releases|

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today published a policy study about procurement for public school construction. With recent public controversy about "queue jumping" Nova Scotia school construction, the paper provides a sober commentary on the state of procurement in the province.  AIMS is Atlantic Canada's only independent public policy research [...]

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AIMS releases paper on New Brunswick tuition program

By | April 25th, 2017|Media Releases|

Un message en français suit.   HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) released this morning a public policy study about low-income tuition subsidies. Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access discusses New Brunswick's Tuition Access Bursary (TAB) program, which covers college and university tuition for the children of families earning under $60,000 per year. [...]

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Jackson Doughart on Supply Management

By | April 19th, 2017|Media Appearances|

Canada's dairy, egg, and poultry industries are governed by supply management, which restricts production, controls prices, and restricts imports. This arrangement is bad for consumers, who pay high prices for staple foods without lower-cost alternatives. It also weakens the competition of producers. Changes to our U.S. trade relationship may push Ottawa to open the market to more [...]

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NL Budget Continues Risky Strategy to Meet Targets

By | April 6th, 2017|Media Releases|

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) called on the Newfoundland and Labrador government to cut spending in Budget 2017. While there is some good news for consumers, the benefits are contingent on the risky strategy of hoping for an increase in oil prices and production.   During her Budget Speech [...]

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