[HALIFAX] – Brian Lee Crowley, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Fenwick to the position of Director of Communications and Publications.

Peter Fenwick is a syndicated columnist with the Southam daily newspapers in Newfoundland, and has been a member of the St. John’s Telegram editorial board for the past six years. He has also been a panellist on Newfoundland’s CBC TV supper hour program “Here and Now”. He brings a wealth of experience to the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Atlantic Canada’s think tank.

In his new position Mr. Fenwick will be responsible for co-ordinating the groundbreaking research the Institute is sponsoring that is challenging many of the old myths about Atlantic Canada.

According to AIMS president Brian Lee Crowley, “We are delighted that Peter has joined the Institute, not least because he brings with him an extensive knowledge of the many economic and social challenges facing Newfoundland and Labrador, and will be instrumental in focusing AIMS researchers on the province’s many problems. Peter will be of immense help to the Institute in its efforts to raise its profile in Newfoundland.”

Prior to his stint as journalist and TV pundit, Mr. Fenwick was the first member of the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP elected to the House of Assembly. He has served as a member of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Board of Regents for six years and is the chair of the finance committee. He is also a member of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Social Development.

“Recent AIMS publications have challenged the old economic nostrums that have led us to fall behind the rest of Canada,” said Mr. Fenwick, “It is now time to break new ground, think new thoughts, and build an Atlantic Canada that will assume its proper place in Confederation. I look forward to being a part of that process.”

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For more information contact:

Brian Lee Crowley, AIMS President, (902) 499-1998, BrianLeeCrowley@aims.ca

Peter Fenwick, AIMS Director of Communications and Publications, (902) 429-1143, peterfenwick@aims.ca