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 [...]
On May 31, 2017, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to discuss demographic and economic challenges in Atlantic Canada. Below is the text of his presentation: Mr. Chairman and Honourable Members of the Committee, Good afternoon: I am grateful for the chance to appear before [...]
Globe and Mail quoting AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie By John Ibbitson • The Globe and Mail, 08 February 2017 Whatever will become of Atlantic Canada? The first release of 2016 census data reveals that the four western provinces now account for roughly a third of the population. Ontario is home to just less than 40 [...]