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13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017 is published in collaboration with the Demographia group in Illinois, USA and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy in Winnipeg. Authors Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich explain that many "best city" ...
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Measuring Austerity in Atlantic Canada

Recurrent political debates about public finance often include exaggerated accusations of “austerity” when a government decides to reduce spending. Though the language of “imposing austerity” has found its greatest use in Europe, it is also found in North America and ...
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/ by / in Policy Papers, Public Finances

The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015

Public sector employment is a major cost for provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015 examines provincial public sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New ...
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Private Sector Investment in Atlantic Canada

By DAVID MURRELL and JACKSON DOUGHART • 07 Nov 2016 Private Sector Investment in Atlantic Canada examines several forms of capital investment, including machinery and equipment outlay, business non-residential structures and government capital spending. Capital investment is a leading indicator ...
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective First Nations

A Report by Tom Flanagan and Lee Harding Seven Habits of Highly Effective First Nations examines 21 First Nations in Canada who scored highly on the 2011 Community Well-being Index (CWB), which is computed by researchers at the Department of ...
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e-Government in the Atlantic Provinces

Review and Future Trends A report by Jan Pavel In e-Government in the Atlantic Provinces: Review and Future Trends Jan Pavel assesses the delivery of 31 e-government services. Overall, Nova Scotia ranked first, followed by New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, ...
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E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation

E-Learning in K-12 Schools The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation A report by Paul W. Bennett E-Learning in K-12 Schools examines how Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador lost the e-learning initiative, why centralized top-down “21st ...
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/ by / in Education, Policy Papers
COMMENTARIES

 

Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas

By MICHAEL ZWAAGSTRA (AIMS Fellow) • The Telegram, 15 February 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador teachers are stressed. In a recent presentation to the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Education Outcomes, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association presented compelling data, both ...
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/ by / in Commentary, Education

Embracing seniority with new vision

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow) • Chronicle Herald, 31 January 2017 My welcome to medical care for seniors helps me understand what some people mean when they say “I’m not getting older. I’m getting better.” Science and medical innovations ...
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/ by / in Commentary, Healthcare

Atlantic Canada’s affordable urban housing

By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS) and WENDELL COX (Demographia) • The Local Xpress, 30 January 2017 • Charlottetown Guardian, 31 January 2017 • Troy Media, 02 February 2017 Every year, news magazines and websites publish "best city" lists, ranking global cities ...
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Regional divisions will continue to deepen without real Senate reform

By ROBERT ROACH (AIMS Senior Fellow) • Troy Media, 29 January 2017 • Waterloo Chronicle, 01 February 2017 • Battlefords News-Optimist, 03 February 2017 • Times Colonist, 05 February 2017 Just when you thought the state of the debate about ...
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/ by / in Commentary, Constitution

Spending rise, not austerity is Nova Scotia’s challenge

By PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) • Chronicle Herald, 04 January 2017 Austerity has become a popular buzzword over the last decade, gaining traction in the aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession and subsequent fiscal troubles in Europe. It has ...
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/ by / in Beacon, Commentary, Public Finances

Education in 2016: Antsy students, teacher misconduct and math scores

By PAUL W. BENNETT (AIMS Author) • Troy Media, 03 January 2017 Schools across Canada went to great lengths in 2016 to re-engage fidgety students in what may be known as the Year of Self-Regulation. Coping with today’s restless kids ...
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/ by / in Beacon, Commentary, Education

Fixing NL’s fiscal problems require long-term vision

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS President) and JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Policy Analyst) • The Telegram, 28 December 2016 Ferryland district MHA Keith Hutchings wrote in a letter to The Telegram recently, “It is time … to challenge the federal government on ...
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