High Homeowner Property Taxes in Atlantic Canada

April 25th, 2018|Comments Off on High Homeowner Property Taxes in Atlantic Canada

High Homeowner Property Taxes in Atlantic Canada, the latest study from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, found that of the four Atlantic provinces, the rate increased significantly faster in New Brunswick when measured [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie Deplores the Comeau Decision on the Sheldon MacLeod Show

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie Deplores the Comeau Decision on the Sheldon MacLeod Show

On Thursday, April 19th 2018, after the Supreme Court made the decision to uphold restrictive laws on interprovincial trade barriers, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie was featured on the Sheldon MacLeod show to discuss the unconstitutional ruling.

Increasing Cost while Decreasing Care

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Increasing Cost while Decreasing Care

By David Zitner (AIMS Senior Health Care Policy Fellow)  The latest missive from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), sent to some doctors but not to the community at large, acknowledges the responsibility of the [...]

“Supreme Court Ruling A Slap in the Face”

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on “Supreme Court Ruling A Slap in the Face”

On April 20th 2018, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies was mentioned in an article in the Telegraph Journal discussing the Comeau case. Read the full article here: https://www.telegraphjournal.com/telegraph-journal/story/100576458

A measly $292.50 that could have changed it all

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on A measly $292.50 that could have changed it all

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Supreme Court ruling is a significant loss for consumers and our Canadian economy, but a great win for inertia. The Comeau case was never just about beer. It [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie Deplores the Comeau Decision on the Sheldon MacLeod Show

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie Deplores the Comeau Decision on the Sheldon MacLeod Show

On Thursday, April 19th 2018, after the Supreme Court made the decision to uphold restrictive laws on interprovincial trade barriers, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie was featured on the Sheldon MacLeod show to discuss the [...]

The Comeau decision: 37 million Canadians are the big losers

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on The Comeau decision: 37 million Canadians are the big losers

On Thursday, April 19th 2018, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies was mentioned in a release issued by the MEI on the CISION newswire. The article criticizes the Supreme Court's decision to uphold restrictive laws and [...]

The Comeau Ruling is In

April 19th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Substitute Teachers in Atlantic Canada: Michael Zwaagstra on News 95.7

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Substitute Teachers in Atlantic Canada: Michael Zwaagstra on News 95.7

On April 12th, 2018, AIMS author Michael Zwaagstra joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 to discuss the substitute teacher shortage in Nova Scotia and possible solutions.

Final Moments of the Comeau Case

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Final Moments of the Comeau Case

On Monday, April 16th 2018, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies was mentioned in a release issued by the MEI on the CISION newswire. The article is an update on the Comeau Case (on Thursday, [...]

Official assurances on provincial budget are doubtful

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Official assurances on provincial budget are doubtful

By ED HOLLETT (AIMS Senior Research Fellow) The provincial government continues to predict that its annual budget will return to surplus by 2022.   There are reasons to doubt this forecast let alone avoid financial problems in [...]

Divorcing Tim Hortons

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Divorcing Tim Hortons

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Leger and National released its annual report ranking Canada’s most admired companies. While some results were indeed surprising, others were not. Both Google and (Loblaw’s) Shoppers Drug Mart ended [...]

Market principles offer solutions on teacher shortage

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Market principles offer solutions on teacher shortage

By MICHAEL ZWAAGSTRA (AIMS Research Fellow) Nova Scotia doesn’t have enough substitute teachers right now. In fact, the shortage is so severe that school boards are hiring people without teacher’s certificates to fill some substitute [...]

The plastic bag pollution paradox

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on The plastic bag pollution paradox

By SYLVAINCHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) and TONY WALKER The Hamilton Spectator, 05 April 2018   An increasing number of people are voicing concerns about our use of plastics day-to-day. Single-use plastics of any kind — such [...]

Carbon tax experiment is a danger to New Brunswick

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Carbon tax experiment is a danger to New Brunswick

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS PRESIDENT) While good intentions matter a great deal, results matter most. The federal decision to impose a national carbon tax policy may be well-intentioned, but its effects may be detrimental to [...]

Responsible Conservation Meets Sound Economic Development: Mining and Energy

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Responsible Conservation Meets Sound Economic Development: Mining and Energy

  MEDIA   Radio Clip: Responsible Conservation AND Sound Economic Development?   Nova Scotia leads the country in preserving natural habitat for future generations with more land in parks and protected [...]

Jiminy Crickets! The Disgusting Truth about Bugs and Food

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Jiminy Crickets! The Disgusting Truth about Bugs and Food

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Loblaw, the largest food distribution company in the country, is now selling cricket flour. The product itself is not new, as many speciality stores have been selling it for [...]

Devil’s Advocate

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Devil’s Advocate

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 5 March 2018 I am not an advocate of the Chinese political system or their Modern Socialism, but we have a lot to learn [...]

A meatless Canada? Not quite, yet.

March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on A meatless Canada? Not quite, yet.

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media,13 March 2018 Canadians love meat. Many of us have been dedicated to our favourite protein source for years. But other sources of protein are emerging as potent [...]

Radio Clip: The Ocean Supercluster

March 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Radio Clip: The Ocean Supercluster

The Oceans Supercluster, co-funded by the federal government and regional Atlantic enterprises, promises to develop Canada into a global leader in oceans technology with a major centre in Atlantic Canada. The Oceans Supercluster [...]

Radio Clip: Responsible Conservation AND Sound Economic Development?

March 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Radio Clip: Responsible Conservation AND Sound Economic Development?

Nova Scotia leads the country in preserving natural habitat for future generations with more land in parks and protected areas than any other province or territory. The challenge in finding the balance between [...]

Trade wars and food fights

March 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Trade wars and food fights

BY SYLVAIN CHARLESBOIS Bill Morneau is perhaps an influential figure in Trudeau’s cabinet, but he’s no Finance Minister. Given the budget he presented last week, he may be more of a social justice enabler. Supporting more [...]

Education Reform and Atlantic Canada

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Education Reform and Atlantic Canada

March 1st, 2018: Dr. Paul Bennett, author of the newest AIMS study, joined the Rick Howe Show (95.7FM) to discuss a new approach to education reform in the province.

Population crunch points to necessity for innovative solutions in New Brunswick

March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Population crunch points to necessity for innovative solutions in New Brunswick

BY PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate)  A shrinking labour force and a rapidly growing population of non-employed seniors in relation to active full-time workers represents an enormous challenge to New Brunswick over the next three [...]

Fixing the Democratic Accountability Deficit in Local Education

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Fixing the Democratic Accountability Deficit in Local Education

              By PAUL BENNETT (AIMS Author) The days are numbered for Nova Scotia’s seven English language school boards. Since the release of Avis Glaze’s Raise the Bar report, defenders [...]

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