“Buy local” against the spirit of free trade

HALIFAX, NS – Trade is a fundamental ingredient to Nova Scotia's economic success, as identified by the provincial government and the Ivany Commission. And yet there are numerous lingering examples of protectionism, which serve to impede the flow of goods to and from the province. A new study, published today ...
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Maritime households have lowest savings rate in Canada

HALIFAX, NS – A new study released today shows a low rate of household savings by Maritimers. While New Brunswick has an improved savings rate from the previous decade (following a modest upturn throughout Canada), Prince Edward Island’s household savings have remained constant. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia’s have worsened, with an ...
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AIMS Platform: entrepreneurship critical to NS economic growth

HALIFAX, NS – Today, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) released its Platform for Nova Scotia. This document outlines a series of implementable policy proposals for the province’s next government. The recommendations cover all of AIMS’s research areas, including energy, immigration, education, healthcare, and finance. This Spring, the Institute ...
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P3 schools more successful than imagined, says new study

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today published a policy study about procurement for public school construction. With recent public controversy about "queue jumping" Nova Scotia school construction, the paper provides a sober commentary on the state of procurement in the province.  AIMS is Atlantic Canada's ...
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AIMS releases paper on New Brunswick tuition program

Un message en français suit. HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) released this morning a public policy study about low-income tuition subsidies. Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access discusses New Brunswick's Tuition Access Bursary (TAB) program, which covers college and university tuition for the children of families earning ...
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NL Budget Continues Risky Strategy to Meet Targets

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) called on the Newfoundland and Labrador government to cut spending in Budget 2017. While there is some good news for consumers, the benefits are contingent on the risky strategy of hoping for an increase in oil prices and production ...
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AIMS Announces New Director and Treasurer

HALIFAX, NS: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Reid, CA, FCA, has been appointed as a director of the institute, effective immediately. In addition to his duties as director, Mr. Reid will serve as Treasurer of the institute. In that role, he succeeds ...
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AIMS appoints three Western Canadians as senior fellows

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) announces the appointment of three senior fellows. Dr. Ian Brodie, Dr. Rodney Clifton and Robert Roach will be affiliated with the Institute's research team. "Ian, Rod, and Robert bring considerable experience to bear on public policy questions, including energy and education," ...
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AIMS announces Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s university professors as new members of research team

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members for its research team. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dean of the Dalhousie School of Management, and Dr. Mark Raymond of Saint Mary's University headline the appointments as new senior fellows. They ...
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AIMS hires dedicated policy analyst for Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Hollett as a senior research fellow with a focus on policy analysis, public affairs commentary, and general outreach for Newfoundland and Labrador. “At this pivotal time, we believe that Newfoundlanders and ...
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AIMS Introduces Ross Haynes as New Senior Fellow

HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Haynes, QC, who joins the AIMS team as a senior fellow. Mr. Haynes joins AIMS with a breadth of relevant experience. He retired in 2015 from legal practice, having been a counsel with ...
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AIMS releases index on middle-income housing affordability

HALIFAX, NS — The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) this morning releases an international index on housing affordability. 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 ...
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