By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become public enemy number 1. Everyone is talking about how our lives are overrun by too much plastic. Just recently, a Greenpeace-led audit looked at waterways waste and companies involved. Much of the plastic trash cleaned up from Canadian shorelines this Fall was traceable to [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) They may not know it yet, but the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), or NAFTA 2.0, could become the watershed moment Canadian dairy farmers have been waiting for. The Trudeau government has committed to compensating the dairy sector for either lost sales, higher per-unit costs or the loss in value of quotas. The government has [...]
AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie breaks down the recent election results in New Brunswick with Sheldon MacLeod on News 95.7, while touching on the subject of coalitions.
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, recently notified its leafy green suppliers that they will need to use blockchain by the end of next year. Walmart is banking on its relationship with IBM to put pressure on the entire sector to comply to what consumers want from the food industry: more transparency. Meanwhile, [...]
Platform for New Brunswick: Public Policies for Growth and Prosperity raises discussion of public policy reform. Author Marco Navarro-Génie, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, makes the case for more disciplined fiscal stewardship, better use of market mechanisms in health care, developing New Brunswick’s energy resources, and evidence-based education policy. New Brunswick will hold its 39th general election [...]
By Ed Hollett (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Telegram, 15 September 2018 There are three rather obvious problems with Weston Raske’s suggestion on Sept. 6 (“Letter: We need to focus on selling surplus power”) that we should export surplus electricity and encourage greater local consumption to lower the impact Muskrat Falls will have on electricity rates in the province. First, [...]