Media Release: Sinclair Davidson Speaking Event – Cigarette Plain Packaging

Sinclair Davidson Halifax Speaking Event Sponsored by AIMS, Professor Sinclair Davidson will visit Halifax at noon on Monday, May 30, to speak on the impact of plain packaging in Australia and lessons that could be learned for other jurisdictions, including Canada. This will be followed by a question and answer ...
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e-Learning in K-12 Schools

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today released a report about how school systems in Atlantic Canada are slow to adopt to changing teaching methods and are falling behind other jurisdictions in the transition to e-learning in schools. The study, entitled E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive ...
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Media Release: Atlantic Canada vs. New England tax comparison study

Halifax – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today released a report about the differences in major tax rates in Atlantic Canada and New England – our nearest regional competitor – that have an impact on take-home pay, investment, and job creation. As reports and books from AIMS have ...
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AIMS 3rd Annual Report Card on Atlantic Canada’s High Schools

The AIMS 3rd Annual Report Card on Atlantic Canadian High Schools has been released and the grades aren’t much to brag about. Half of the 265 high schools assessed scored a C or C+ and less than 5% ranked an A or A+ grade. The news is better in Newfoundland ...
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Media Release: Gas Opportunities for Atlantic Canada

Opportunity is Knocking – Will We Answer? Gas Opportunities in Atlantic Canada About More than Extraction Halifax – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) today released a report on the potential for Atlantic Canada to capitalize on the golden age of gas. The report examines the overall regulatory framework, ...
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Media Release: Equalization, subsidies under the microscope

Halifax – Yesterday, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) president & CEO, Marco Navarro-Genie, was formally appointed to sit on an Equalization Fairness Panel struck by Alberta Wild Rose Party Leader, Brian Jean. The panel will review Canada’s equalization programme and make recommendations to reform it when the current agreement ...
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Media Release: AIMS to Establish Presence in New Brunswick

Halifax – Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) president and CEO, Marco Navarro-Génie, announced today that John Williamson has joined the Institute to lead its research efforts throughout Atlantic Canada. Williamson’s appointment at AIMS as Vice-President of Research is effective immediately. He will be based in New Brunswick – ensuring ...
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Media Release: Legislated wage patterns a step in the right direction: AIMS

Halifax – The Nova Scotia government’s decision to legislate wage patterns in the public sector is the kind of fiscally responsible decision needed to address the province’s financial reality, says the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). While it is to some extent understandable that several trade unions in Nova ...
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Media Release: Binnion to deliver “game changing” speech on hydraulic fracturing in New Brunswick

September 29, 2015Halifax – The case for hydraulic fracturing in New Brunswick will receive a new boost this October as the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) invites renowned energy expert Michael Binnion to discuss fracking as the best green technology available in today's energy market. Titled Hydraulic Fracturing as ...
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Media Release: Bridging the Left and Right

For immediate release: September 10, 2015 Halifax, NS – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is proud to announce its partnership with the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council in their search for effective and immediate solutions to barriers in the delivery of clinical care. The two organizations are coming together ...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Broten Report a great start; requires immediate action from government says AIMS and economist

Halifax – A report commissioned by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) and written by Dr. Kevin Milligan, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, suggests the recommendations of the seven-month-old Broten Review are steps in the right direction in terms of fairness in Nova Scotia`s tax system. According to ...
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AIMS on the Radio

Two new AIMS produced radio spots have taken the airwaves. They tackle important issues facing Atlantic Canada, with the hope of provoking a conversation. Our first spot explains the problems the minimum wage as a policy for helping the poor. We argue it's mostly symbolic, and does more harm than ...
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