By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS PRESIDENT) While good intentions matter a great deal, results matter most. The federal decision to impose a national carbon tax policy may be well-intentioned, but its effects may be detrimental to our economy. We’ll likely see its worst effects on New Brunswick. The idea is to give carbon a price. While [...]
BY HOWARD ANGLIN, MICHEL KELLY-GAGNON AND MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE The joke on social media following the Alberta government’s decision to boycott B.C. wine was British Columbians saying, “More for us!” But obstructing trade between Canada’s provinces is no laughing matter, and in the long run means less for all of us. The dust-up [...]
By Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President) Allowing private cannabis retailers in Nova Scotia would be most consistent with the One Nova Scotia Report and good for entrepreneurs. Yet, the online survey the Nova Scotia government organised to “consult” the public about cannabis distribution betrayed a preference for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) to monopolise retail. [...]
By Howard Anglin, J.D., Executive Director, CCF; Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO, MEI; and Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO, AIMS Big things sometimes have very modest origins. When Gerard Comeau, a retired lineman, contested a $300 fine, he had no idea that he was planting the seeds of a legal battle that could end up [...]
By Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President and CEO) Marco Navarro-Génie is the author of the AIMS study "What's Still Missing From Your Wallet?" Troy Media,18 August 2017 Canadian Investor,21 August 2017 Even if well-intentioned, gasoline price-controlling takes from the poor, is antithetical to properly functioning markets, and is a major price to pay for the minor [...]
What’s Still Missing from Your Wallet by Marco Navarro- Génie is an analysis that returns to a previous study done in 2009, in which the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies examined the adverse effects of gasoline price regulation in Atlantic Canada. Just as What’s Missing from Your Wallet proved, this current study demonstrates how [...]
An article in The Globe and Mail references AIMS's paper “Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada.” Co-authors Marco Navarro-Génie and Matthew Lau discuss the issues surrounding the " loss of training opportunities caused by minimum-wage legislation." Read the full article here. Read the AIMS study here.
An article in the Acadie-Nouvelle in New Brunswick discusses AIMS's paper, "Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada." Co-Author Marco Navarro-Génie says that higher minimum wages "won't reduce poverty. It will result in fewer hours worked and a reduction in the number of employees." Read the full article here. Read the AIMS study here.
http://www.aims.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sheldon-Marco-Minimum-Wage.mp3 On July 19, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie appeared on News 95.7's Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the minimum wage. He is co-author of the AIMS study Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada.
By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (President of AIMS) On its 150th birthday this weekend, Canadians celebrate their peaceful and prosperous country. It is also special occasion for those of us, born elsewhere, who have adopted Canada as our home. We especially know the gifts of Canada in contrast to other, less-stable places. Canada 150 is a time [...]