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So far John Risley has created 22 blog entries.

Trouble on the horizon

By | November 16th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 24 October 2016 At the time of this writing, the U.S. election results are uncertain. However, whatever the outcome, it is really important we understand our relationship with America is about to change. I say that because trade — free trade — has been demonized in [...]

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Beware the fallout of increased poverty

By | October 18th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (Chairman of AIMS) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 17 Aug 2016 Connect the dots if you can. A narrow majority of Brits have opted for an exit from the European Union, a move which will cost their economy dearly. No matter what the outcome of the negotiations leading to that exit, the process [...]

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Finally, we see leadership, collaboration on key issues

By | July 12th, 2016|Commentary|

AIMS Chairman John Risley praises recent federal-provincial collaboration on pensions, immigration, and internal trade. "It is good to see political leadership ... on these important files. Such leadership is often not rewarded by public opinion, so it is important to speak in favour of good public policy when it is evident." Read this article on [...]

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The great enabler

By | April 9th, 2013|Commentary|

In this commentary, AIMS Board Chair John Risley explains the importance of infrastructure as an enabler for growth.

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Missing the point

By | January 17th, 2013|Commentary|

In this commentary AIMS Board Chair John Risley examines the attempts to reduce the deficit and resolve the fiscal cliff in the United States.

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Re-light my fire

By | November 22nd, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley explains that Canada needs to put a real focus on building entrepreneurs.

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Canada’s Brand: Shining or Tarnished

By | September 6th, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley examines Canada's brand and looks specifically to the development of the Alberta oil sands.

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Why Europe Matters

By | July 18th, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley looks at the economic turmoil in Greece and offers insights as to how to rebuild their economy.

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Fishing for Change

By | June 5th, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley argues that reform to the current Fisheries Act and entire Canadian fishing industry is needed if we are to maintain the industry and create jobs.

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Missing the Mark

By | May 29th, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley suggests that ‘occupiers’ are missing the point: capitalism has resulted in more wealth creation, social programs and increased opportunity than any system yet.

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