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Opening the Taps

Craft brewing is a burgeoning industry in Atlantic Canada, yet while the number of small breweries has expanded in the last decade, Atlantic Canadian craft brewers claim that their businesses are hampered by bad government policies. AIMS' latest study Opening the ...
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Dearth of Opportunity: Tax Burden and Youth Outmigration in Atlantic Canada

Young residents of all four Atlantic provinces have made clear for decades that the best economic opportunities lie outside their home province. For every year since 1985-1986, more young people in their early 20s moved out of each Atlantic province ...
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Fair and Equal Representation: Nova Scotia’s Electoral Boundaries Dispute

Across Canada, by far the most common subject of possible reform is the voting system, specifically changes to the so-called "electoral formula." The two main alternatives that have been advanced in Canada are proportional representation and ranked voting. These correspond to ...
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Platform for New Brunswick: Public Policies for Growth and Prosperity

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 ...
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An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity

An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity by Paige MacPherson is the latest study published by AIMS, demonstrating how a review of research on charter schools and the provincial education systems in Eastern Canada shows that such schools offer great potential to ...
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Canada Should Fix Equalization and Other Regional Subsidies Now

Canada Should Fix Equalization and Other Regional Subsidies Now, the latest study by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, demonstrates how equalization is unfair, diminishes productivity, holds back economic development, and lacks accountability ...
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High Homeowner Property Taxes in Atlantic Canada

High Homeowner Property Taxes in Atlantic Canada, the latest study from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, found that of the four Atlantic provinces, the rate increased significantly faster in New Brunswick when measured against increases in the Consumer Price ...
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COMMENTARIES

 

Food Guide: The end of the milk doctrine?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Globe and Mail, 13 January 2019 It appears that the four food groups most Canadians know by heart are on their way out. Health Canada has announced it will finally release its long-awaited new ...
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Romaine calm: We now have a recall, but…

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) So, we finally went from a slew of alerts on romaine lettuce to a series of clear-cut recalls affecting various produce items, including romaine lettuce and cauliflower. This is the worst time of year ...
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There is no Compelling Conservative Case for Carbon Taxes

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Troy Media, 16 December 2018 Last month, a pair of headlines questioned how conservatives could possibly oppose a carbon tax. One column, by political scientist Jim Farney, ran in the Calgary Herald under the headline: ...
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Many positive effects in overturning the New Brunswick ban on hydraulic fracturing

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) and Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President) The new government in New Brunswick faces no shortage of challenges. One of the most important to address is the dearth of business investment in the region. According to data ...
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Getting your veggie fix

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Food Price Report 2019, recently released by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, suggests that vegetable prices will go up by as much as 6% next year. Unlike meat or fish, fewer ...
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Time to rethink the federal transfers system

By David MacKinnon (AIMS Senior Fellow) It is time for a fundamental course change by Atlantic Canadians respecting equalization and other regional subsidies.   Earlier this week I made a presentation to independent Senators in Ottawa on this subject, in ...
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Raise the bar and close the gap: What more can be done for Halifax schools?

By Paul Bennett (AIMS Author) The Chronicle Herald, 23 November 2018 This is part of a series on education in the Halifax Regional Municipality: Talking with Halifax principal Gord McKelvie restores your faith in the potential for schools to make ...
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