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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

 

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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An open letter to our four premiers

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 ...
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Charter Schools Can Bring Diversity and Targeted Supports to Nova Scotia’s Public School System

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 ...
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Why are consumers going meatless? Has something to do with the economy

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 Calgary's Business, 28 August 2018 We seem to be living in an era in which the pleasure of eating is quite simply overpowered by values-based narratives in food consumption ...
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With Monsanto, Bayer will need more Aspirins

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Calgary Business, 16 August 2018 In California where litigation suits can be found more easily than drinking water, German giant Bayer was dealt a huge legal blow. Monsanto, now a subdivision of Bayer, was ordered ...
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Cloudy…With a Chance of Meal Kits

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 The Record, 20 August 2018 Meal kits are becoming a North American phenomenon. Deals are happening everywhere. In the latest deal, Walmart has partnered with Gobble to deliver meal ...
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The Equalization Debate Should Continue

By DAVID MACKINNON (AIMS Author)  The Guardian, 08 August 2018 In recent days, readers of the Guardian have read very different articles on equalization, one by Premier MacLaughlin and one by me. This is healthy. One hopes that the debate ...
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