AIMS 2018 Annual Chairman's Dinner with the Honourable Jason Kenney Monday, October 22nd Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS Reception 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Table of 10 for $1,500, individual tickets $150. To purchase tickets follow here [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 23 August 2018 DEAR Dwight, Brian, Wade and Stephen, The purpose of this letter is not to be critical. Rather it is to encourage more aggressive action in bringing our Atlantic region into a more collaborative framework. The goal would be to reduce the [...]
By Paige MacPherson (AIMS Author) Nova Scotian kids aren’t getting access to the educational choices they deserve. While students in five provinces have a diverse range of partially or fully funded school options, access to unique, independently operated schools in Nova Scotia depends on whether parents can afford it. Usually, Nova Scotian students must attend [...]
“Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different kids require different kinds of outreach.” Charter Schools on News 95.7
Is it time we expanded our understanding of public education in the Atlantic region? Listen to AIMS author and alumna Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discuss the charter school model on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.