Career Opportunity: President and CEO

Career Opportunity President and Chief Executive Officer About AIMS The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is seeking its next President and CEO. Entering 25 years of operations, the Institute is a unique, independent, non-partisan research organization. It is a source of information, ideas and discussion, based on credible data ...
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A Tiny Step in the Right Direction

AIMS - Media Release View this email in your browser A Tiny Step in the Right Direction For Immediate Release (Halifax): 23 July 2018 The decision by some of Canada’s premiers to ease restrictions on interprovincial beer and alcohol sales is a step in the right direction, according to the Atlantic Institute ...
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The Comeau Ruling is In

AIMS - Press Release View this email in your browser Media Release Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of Restriction, Not Rights Halifax - 19 April 2018: The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling today to uphold protectionist restrictions on interprovincial trade is a missed opportunity to advance the Canadian economy by creating ...
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More control for parents and communities is best way to reform schools

Media Release More control for parents and communities is best way to reform schools Halifax - 26 February 2018: By switching control of education from school district to school site, Nova Scotia could create a more effective, accountable, and responsive school system, according to Dr. Paul Bennett in Re-Engineering Education: curing the accountability ...
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It’s time to put an end to trade wars between the provinces: Press Release from MEI featuring AIMS

It’s time to put an end to trade wars between the provinces   Montreal, February 15, 2018 – The best way to avoid provincial trade wars is to bring down the barriers that still exist between the provinces. The Comeau case, which the Supreme Court is currently studying, could normalize ...
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A promising opportunity for Atlantic Canada

Media Release A promising opportunity for Atlantic Canada: On-shore gas can unlock much needed prosperity Halifax - 10 January 2018: Reports surfaced this week that the Province of Nova Scotia's internal estimates value its on-shore natural gas deposits to be worth as much as 60-billion dollars. In a province struggling economically ...
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Canadians are ready to bring down interprovincial trade barriers

Halifax, November 28, 2017 – Canadians are unequivocal: 89% think they should be allowed to bring any legally purchased product from one province to another, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), and the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI). “Clearly, ...
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“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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