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The Nova Scotia school system isn't working for students, teachers, parents or communities. The provincial government’s planned changes look like they lead to a bright future... But odds are against it. More centralization hasn’t improved things in other provinces. Nova Scotians could create a more effective, accountable, and responsive school system by [...]
The trade war between Alberta and British Columbia is a stark reminder that while Canadians have one country, we certainly do not have one market. As Canadians, we’re proud to live in a country made up of 13 unique provinces and territories. We travel for many reasons but something as simple as [...]
Is the NLC distribution Plan What’s Best for the Province? Ed Hollett weighs in on the CBC Morning Show St. John’s
AIMS Senior Research Fellow Ed Hollett discusses the commercialization of cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador and the government's plans for distribution on CBC's Morning Show in St. John's.
With more than half the doctors in Atlantic Canada over the age of 50 and many over age 65, the region may well face a growing shortage of doctors. One potential solution is technology. Doctors in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia routinely treat patients remotely from offices located in major centres. The services [...]
On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, Marco Navarro-Génie joined the Sheldon MacLeod show during the Tuesday Power Lunch segment as a panelist to discuss the government's perspective on labour and education. Listen here:
Rapid changes in how Canadians meet their information needs bring direct challenges to the newspaper business in our country. And now Canada’s major newspapers are looking for government funds to face those challenges. But handing out a government subsidy is not the answer. In some communities, entrepreneurs have started new businesses printing newspapers [...]
On January 18th, 2018 at 1:00 PM Operations Manager Alex Whalen was featured on News 95.7 discussing liquor monopolies in Atlantic Canada and the latest study from AIMS.
Alberta turned its liquor stores over to private retailers 25 years ago Today, there are more workers in more stores selling more products to Albertans at prices that are generally lower than they are in other parts of Canada. The local brewing and distilling industry is larger as well, selling its craft beers, [...]
The New Year brought a dramatic hike in Ontario’s minimum wage. The fight for fifteen is a job-killing fad and it’s not likely going to reduce poverty. The the Bank of Canada has warned, of job losses across the country, especially for young people. Employers will raise prices, cut hours, or lay off [...]
December 8th, 2017: AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie discusses his reaction to the government's plan for the sale of recreational cannabis and why private sector sales would be more beneficial to the province.