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POLICY PAPERS

 

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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Responsible Conservation Meets Sound Economic Development: Mining and Energy

MEDIA Radio Clip: Responsible Conservation AND Sound Economic Development? Nova Scotia leads the country in preserving natural habitat for future generations with more land in parks and protected areas than any other province or territory. The challenge in finding the ...
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Re-Engineering Education: Curing the Accountability and Democratic Deficit in Nova Scotia

Paul Bennett proposes a new approach to public education in the province to create a more effective, accountable, and responsive school system. His latest study from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies suggests school-based management that would reduce governance to ...
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A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies

A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies by Ian Madsen and Alex Whalen details the myriad problems with monopolies, places a value on our liquor corporations, and explores options for the future. “The study reveals that Atlantic Canadians ...
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COMMENTARIES

 

A better way forward in reading

By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow)  Last year, Newfoundland and Labrador’s government published a roadmap to better government in the future, with the title The Way Forward. This ambitious plan outlines how the government plans to modernize the public sector, build ...
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Protein wars are here

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Apparently, Canada is going meatless, unless you are a white older male, that is. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, as many Canadians still need a regular meat fix. In fact, many see ...
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Competition also benefits education

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Canadians experience daily the enormous economic benefits of competition. For most consumer goods, over time, Canadians pay less and get more. Businesses compete to offer customers the best products at the lowest prices; those with ...
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All you can eat?

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 ...
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USMCA and Cash Cows

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 ...
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The Blockchain Party

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 ...
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Axe the hidden Muskrat tax

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 ...
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/ / Op-ed