By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Research Coordinator) The Journal-Pioneer, March 2, 2017 The Charlottetown Guardian, March 7, 2017 Summary: More outside capital and greater productivity are the keys to greater prosperity on Prince Edward Island. With the greatest dependence in Canada upon federal transfers to finance government, it is vital that the province better develop its own sources [...]
The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Western Canada authored by Rodney A. Clifton, Jackson Doughart, and Marco Navarro-Génie, examines the provincial and municipal public sectors in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. For 2015, the authors draw data from Statistics Canada and examine the share of the overall workforce in the [...]
On Dec. 9, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined Jean-Albert Maire of Radio Canada to discuss AIMS's policy paper "Measuring Austerity in Atlantic Canada." The interview is in French.
By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Policy Analyst) • Troy Media, 14 December 2016 • Charlottetown Guardian, 19 December 2016 It's nearly impossible these days to have a conversation about public finance without someone crying "Austerity!" This term has become the meme of choice for political actors, activists and commentators who oppose any reductions to government spending. [...]
With 81 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, New Brunswick has a smaller public sector than the Canadian average. By this metric, the province's public sector is the smallest in Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick's public sector grew considerably, from 80 employees per 1,000 residents in 1997 to 93 per 1,000 in 2010. In the past [...]
On Nov. 24, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart was a guest of CBC Radio's "Maritime Noon" program. Host Norma Lee MacLeod interviewed him about AIMS's study "The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015" before they took questions.
On Nov. 24, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined the Rick Howe Show on Halifax's News 95.7 to discuss AIMS's study "The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada."
On Nov. 22, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined Angela Walker of CBC's "Mainstreet" program on Prince Edward Island. They discussed the size and cost of P.E.I.'s public sector.
By KIM MACKRAEL (Wall Street Journal) OTTAWA—The collapse in recent years of global commodity prices exposed structural weaknesses in Canada’s resource-rich economy after it had lost export capacity and market share in the years leading up to the 2008-2009 recession, a senior Bank of Canada official said Tuesday. Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri told an audience [...]
On Nov. 8, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart discussed AIMS's study "Private Sector Investment in Atlantic Canada" on Radio-Canada's "Le Réveil" program. The interview is in French.