Platform for New Brunswick: Public Policies for Growth and Prosperity

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Platform for New Brunswick: Public Policies for Growth and Prosperity

Platform for New Brunswick: Public Policies for Growth and Prosperity raises discussion of public policy reform. Author Marco Navarro-Génie, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, makes the case for more disciplined fiscal stewardship, [...]

Axe the hidden Muskrat tax

September 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Axe the hidden Muskrat tax

By Ed Hollett (AIMS Senior Fellow)  The Telegram, 15 September 2018   There are three rather obvious problems with Weston Raske’s suggestion on Sept. 6 (“Letter: We need to focus on selling surplus power”) that [...]

An open letter to our four premiers

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on An open letter to our four premiers

By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 23 August 2018 DEAR Dwight, Brian, Wade and Stephen, The purpose of this letter is not to be critical. Rather it is to encourage [...]

Charter Schools Can Bring Diversity and Targeted Supports to Nova Scotia’s Public School System

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Charter Schools Can Bring Diversity and Targeted Supports to Nova Scotia’s Public School System

By Paige MacPherson (AIMS Author)  Nova Scotian kids aren’t getting access to the educational choices they deserve. While students in five provinces have a diverse range of partially or fully funded school options, access to [...]

“Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different kids require different kinds of outreach.” Charter Schools on News 95.7

September 6th, 2018|Comments Off on “Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different kids require different kinds of outreach.” Charter Schools on News 95.7

  Is it time we expanded our understanding of public education in the Atlantic region? Listen to AIMS author and alumna Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discuss the charter school model [...]

An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity

August 30th, 2018|Comments Off on An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity

An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity by Paige MacPherson is the latest study published by AIMS, demonstrating how a review of research on charter schools and the provincial education systems in Eastern Canada shows that [...]

Is there a magical solution to the Muskrat falls debt? Not likely, says Senior Fellow Ed Hollett

August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Is there a magical solution to the Muskrat falls debt? Not likely, says Senior Fellow Ed Hollett

AIMS Senior Fellow Ed Hollett has been featured in multiple publications, questioning the promise made by NL Premier Dwight Ball that ratepayers won't have to shoulder the burden for Muskrat Falls debt. "The fact that [...]

Why are consumers going meatless? Has something to do with the economy

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Why are consumers going meatless? Has something to do with the economy

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 Calgary's Business, 28 August 2018 We seem to be living in an era in which the pleasure of eating is quite simply overpowered by [...]

With Monsanto, Bayer will need more Aspirins

August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on With Monsanto, Bayer will need more Aspirins

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Calgary Business, 16 August 2018 In California where litigation suits can be found more easily than drinking water, German giant Bayer was dealt a huge legal blow. Monsanto, now a [...]

The Economic Impact of Saudi Students in Atlantic Canada

August 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Saudi Students in Atlantic Canada

A series of blog posts written by SMU research fellow Azad Haider for the AIMS website were cited in the Halifax Star. These submissions detail the significant impact that students from Saudi rabia have on [...]

Cloudy…With a Chance of Meal Kits

August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Cloudy…With a Chance of Meal Kits

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Troy Media, 09 August 2018 The Record, 20 August 2018 Meal kits are becoming a North American phenomenon. Deals are happening everywhere. In the latest deal, Walmart has partnered [...]

The Equalization Debate Should Continue

August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on The Equalization Debate Should Continue

By DAVID MACKINNON (AIMS Author)  The Guardian, 08 August 2018 In recent days, readers of the Guardian have read very different articles on equalization, one by Premier MacLaughlin and one by me. This is healthy. [...]

Premiers the barrier to free trade within Canada

August 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Premiers the barrier to free trade within Canada

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS President and CEO) and ALEX WHALEN (AIMS Operations Manager and Author)  Troy Media, 02 August 2018 The Guardian, 03 August 2018 Huddle, 08 August 2018 Business Vancouver, 15 August 2018 Opinions [...]

Canadian Grocers: The Bloodbath is Here

July 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Canadian Grocers: The Bloodbath is Here

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Despite posting decent financial results this year, top line sales have been quite a challenge for our grocers so far.  Coupled with a somewhat weak food inflation rate, sales [...]

A Tiny Step in the Right Direction

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on A Tiny Step in the Right Direction

AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie joined Sheldon MacLeod on July 24th, 2018, to discuss carbon taxes and booze across the borders after the premiers meeting in Saint Andrews.

Federal carbon tax seems destined to fail

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Federal carbon tax seems destined to fail

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS President and CEO) Troy Media, 20 July 2018 Chronicle Herald, 20 July 2018 The Telegram, 24 July 2018   If there ever was a federal carbon tax consensus in Canada, it’s [...]

A Tiny Step in the Right Direction

July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Tim Hortons Rolls up the Rim East

July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Tim Hortons Rolls up the Rim East

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Filipino Post, 17 July 2018 Net News Ledger, 15 July 2018 Tim Hortons is going where the growth is: east to China. The Canadian institution announced it will [...]

The rise of the conscious carnivore

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on The rise of the conscious carnivore

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) This time of year, most Canadians are enjoying summer with picnics and barbecues. Meat often plays a central role when choosing the menu for gatherings among family and friends. [...]

Canada: A country worth fighting for

July 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Canada: A country worth fighting for

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chair of Board)  Atlantic Business Magazine, 04 July 2018 IN OUR ENTHUSIASM to continue to make Canada distinct, uniquely caring, openminded, polite and any other adjective you might like to use [...]

“Time to lift Nova Scotia’s uranium ban”: AIMS President quoted in Chronicle Herald

July 17th, 2018|Comments Off on “Time to lift Nova Scotia’s uranium ban”: AIMS President quoted in Chronicle Herald

AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Génie commented in support of lifting Nova Scotia's ban on the development of its uranium resources. He also recommended scrutinizing "the containing mindset that leads us to ban the economic development [...]

AIMS research on teacher accountability referenced in Telegraph-Journal commentary

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on AIMS research on teacher accountability referenced in Telegraph-Journal commentary

A commentary in the Telegraph-Journal referenced AIMS research on teacher accountability. Read the article here Read the AIMS research on teacher accountability here

The Trouble with Edibles

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on The Trouble with Edibles

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Net News Ledger, 09 July 2018 Sudbury Star, 12 July 2018 The Guardian, 13 July 2018 On Oct. 17, smoking cannabis will become legal in Canada. As for cannabis [...]

Equalization Hurts Every Canadian

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Equalization Hurts Every Canadian

By MARCO NAVARRO-GENIE (AIMS President), PETER HOLLE (FCPP President), and DAVID MACKINNON (AIMS and FCPP Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 11 July 2018 Amrank, 11 July 2018   The controversies that have erupted over equalization in recent days [...]

Is it time to modernize equalization?

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Is it time to modernize equalization?

On July 6th, 2018, Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO of AIMS, discussed modernizing equalization on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.

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