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Only successful, market economies can prioritize the environment

By | May 26th, 2017|Commentary|

By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 25 May 2017 Karl Marx & Adam Smith As Pope Francis and Donald Trump finished up their rather brief, and apparently uncomfortable meeting on Wednesday, the Holy Father slipped the president a copy of his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si.” That happens to be Francis' critique [...]

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How to Resolve Health Care Controversies

By | May 23rd, 2017|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow)   Ordinary citizens are stuck without the information necessary to make personal and political choices about health care.   About half of government program spending is on health care. Yet, no one knows if citizens are getting value for money or if the current approach creates more harm than good. [...]

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Skipping the Canadian Market

By | May 23rd, 2017|Commentary|

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 23 May 2017 Skippy peanut butter and Dad’s chocolate chip cookies are now gone from the Canadian marketplace. If you feel sad bout seeing these iconic brands go, brace yourselves. This is just the beginning. Within days of each other we have learned that two major food multinationals [...]

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The Lost Food Generation

By | May 18th, 2017|Commentary|

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (Senior Fellow)   Most generations shaped their own food destiny, while Gen Xers just took what was available to them, without discriminating. Along the way, they became the lost food generation. Generation Xers don’t cook. They simply can’t cook because they never acquired the skills to do so. Most Gen Xers (born between [...]

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Atlantic Canada’s opportunity for American immigration

By | May 17th, 2017|Commentary|

By IRVIN STUDIN (AIMS Author) The Times-Transcript, 18 May 2017 The Daily Gleaner, 18 May 2017 The Telegraph-Journal, 19 May 2017 The Local Xpress, 19 May 2017 The Charlottetown Guardian, 23 May 2017 Troy Media, 28 May 2017 What are the key elements of a Canadian strategy in the context of the new Trump Administration? For Atlantic Canada, there should be [...]

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Dispelling the P3 schools myth: setting the record straight

By | May 16th, 2017|Commentary|

By PAUL BENNETT (AIMS Author) News 95.7, The Rick Howe Show 11 May 2017 Public-Private Partnership (P3) schools come with a lot of baggage: opportunistic edu-preneurs, the Horton High “Taj Mahal,” "gold plated" school extras, and skimming-off cafeteria revenues tend to cement unflattering images in the public mind. They also colour most previous assessments of Nova [...]

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Budget puts Island on good fiscal path

By | May 10th, 2017|Commentary|

By ALEX WHALEN (Operations Manager) The Journal-Pioneer, 11 May 2017 Troy Media, 12 May 2017 Charlottetown Guardian, 13 May 2017 The P.E.I. government unveiled its 2017 budget in April, including a rare projection: a balanced budget. In the past decade, across all Atlantic Canadian provinces and party lines, surplus budgets have been few and far between. Deficits have [...]

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Quantum – What?

By | May 9th, 2017|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 9 May 2017   Quantum computing. The term has not yet entered the mainstream of everyday prose. If you’re anything like me, you are probably only vaguely familiar with what it means and therefore its implications. Not happy with my own naivety in this area, I recently [...]

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The End of Sticker Shock?

By | May 3rd, 2017|Commentary|

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (Senior Fellow)   Many Canadian consumers have noticed how the price of lettuce has skyrocketed in recent weeks, as has that of celery. Such fluctuations happen all the time, regardless of whether Canadians are willing to accept them. Nonetheless, technological advances could make these occurrences a thing of the past. Artificial intelligence [...]

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MUN tuition increase reasonable and necessary

By | May 2nd, 2017|Commentary|

By ED HOLLETT (Senior Fellow) The Telegram, 2 May 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's 2017-18 budget includes a $3-million funding cut for Memorial University. The university's Board of Regents could bring in more than enough money to offset the reduction by increasing tuition fees by a mere 10 percent. Unfortunately, Advanced Education Minister [...]

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