By ROBERT ROACH (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 17 December 2017 Canada is a big and diverse place. People, power, economic opportunities, public policy priorities, language and cultural nuances are not evenly spread from sea to sea to sea. It’s always been a struggle to make sure the various regions are working together, treated fairly [...]
By ROBERT ROACH (AIMS Senior Fellow) • Troy Media, 29 January 2017 • Waterloo Chronicle, 01 February 2017 • Battlefords News-Optimist, 03 February 2017 • Times Colonist, 05 February 2017 Just when you thought the state of the debate about reforming Canada’s Senate couldn’t get any sadder, federal Conservative Party leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary has [...]
By ROBERT ROACH (Senior Fellow) 10 Sep 2016 From Troy Media. Was Ontario's auto sector in worse shape during the global financial meltdown of 2009 than Alberta's energy patch was during the global oil glut of 2015? An internal federal government memo recently uncovered by the Canadian Press suggests it was. But which sector faced [...]
AIMS Senior Fellow Robert Roach examines the paradoxical implications of environmentalists who seek the destruction of the market economy, believing that "capitalism is the root cause of environmental problems and social injustices.”
AIMS Senior Fellow Robert Roach discusses how Alberta can diversify its economy: "Diversification works best when it arises from the grassroots of the economy where market forces are harnessed rather than repressed. But for it to really take off over the long-term, it needs to be supported by an education and business development infrastructure that unleashes the inherent creativity and entrepreneurialism of Albertans.
AIMS Senior Fellow Robert Roach argues that money does, indeed, buy happiness: "It may not be intentional, but the mantra that money does not buy happiness implies that being poor may not be such a bad thing, and that efforts to raise incomes are misguided."