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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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From Tax to Security: an Alternative to Employment Insurance

From tax to security:  an alternative to Employment Insurance – by Justin Hatherly proposes an alternative to the current employment insurance system that would discourage dependence on seasonal work, promote productivity and labour mobility, and end a practice that has damaged ...
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What’s Still Missing From Your Wallet?

What’s Still Missing from Your Wallet by Marco Navarro- Génie is an analysis that returns to a previous study done in 2009, in which the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies examined the adverse effects of gasoline price regulation in Atlantic ...
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COMMENTARIES

 

The Trouble with Edibles

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) On Oct. 17, smoking cannabis will become legal in Canada. As for cannabis edibles, they will take a bit longer: Cannabis-infused food products will be legal in a little less than a year’s time ...
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Equalization Hurts Every Canadian

By MARCO NAVARRO-GENIE (AIMS President), PETER HOLLE (FCPP President), and DAVID MACKINNON (AIMS and FCPP Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 11 July 2018 The controversies that have erupted over equalization in recent days must seem tiresome to many Canadians. Our national debates on equalization have ...
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Souped Up

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Campbell Soup stocks soared after news came out suggesting the company could be bought by Kraft-Heinz, one of 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s pet projects in the food sector. Even though the deal is ...
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Improving student achievement in P.E.I.

BY Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow) The latest test results from the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) reveal that Prince Edward Island students scored among the highest in the country. It is impressive, but even more so when we remember that ...
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Cupboard economics

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  In a nutshell, here is what happened following the G7 Summit: Trudeau plays nice with Trump, Trump tears Trudeau apart on social media, Trudeau plays nice again. While Trudeau showed very Canadian diplomacy, poise ...
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Canada’s push for unfettered trade should begin at home

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS PRESIDENT) Troy Media, 15 June 2018 A significant amount of ink is being dedicated on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to the trade conflict that President Donald Trump precipitated at the end of the G7 ...
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Trade Wars, Mustard and Ketchup

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) We are now officially at war with the United States – in a trade war that is. In response to U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, Canada intends to do the same on our ...
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