Many positive effects in overturning the New Brunswick ban on hydraulic fracturing

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Many positive effects in overturning the New Brunswick ban on hydraulic fracturing

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) and Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President) The new government in New Brunswick faces no shortage of challenges. One of the most important to address is the dearth of business investment in [...]

Getting your veggie fix

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Getting your veggie fix

BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Food Price Report 2019, recently released by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, suggests that vegetable prices will go up by as much as 6% next year. [...]

Time to rethink the federal transfers system

December 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Time to rethink the federal transfers system

By David MacKinnon (AIMS Senior Fellow) It is time for a fundamental course change by Atlantic Canadians respecting equalization and other regional subsidies.   Earlier this week I made a presentation to independent Senators in [...]

Dearth of Opportunity: Tax Burden and Youth Outmigration in Atlantic Canada

November 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Dearth of Opportunity: Tax Burden and Youth Outmigration in Atlantic Canada

Young residents of all four Atlantic provinces have made clear for decades that the best economic opportunities lie outside their home province. For every year since 1985-1986, more young people in their early 20s [...]

What’s Up with Education in the HRM?

November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s Up with Education in the HRM?

Education consultant Paul Bennett joined the Rick Howe Show in studio to talk about education in the province. Listen here: http://pmd.news957.com/podcasts/atlantic_talk_shows/RHshow/2018.11.27-1000.mp3

Raise the bar and close the gap: What more can be done for Halifax schools?

November 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Raise the bar and close the gap: What more can be done for Halifax schools?

By Paul Bennett (AIMS Author) The Chronicle Herald, 23 November 2018   This is part of a series on education in the Halifax Regional Municipality: Talking with Halifax principal Gord McKelvie restores your faith in [...]

Hopeful signs: Most improved schools in Halifax

November 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Hopeful signs: Most improved schools in Halifax

By Paul Bennett (AIMS Author) The Chronicle Herald, 22 November 2018 This is part of a series on education in the Halifax Regional Municipality:   Improving metropolitan school systems can be a Herculean challenge and [...]

Stark inequalities: High performing and struggling schools in Halifax

November 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Stark inequalities: High performing and struggling schools in Halifax

By Paul Bennett (AIMS Author) The Chronicle Herald, 22 November 2018   This is part of a series on education in the Halifax Regional Municipality: When it comes to finding out how public schools are [...]

Postal code education: Exploring the achievement gap

November 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Postal code education: Exploring the achievement gap

By Paul Bennett (AIMS Author) The Chronicle Herald, 20 November 2018   This is part of a series on education in the Halifax Regional Municipality: Where you live can influence greatly the educational outcomes of [...]

Where does your school rank?

November 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Where does your school rank?

Where does your school rank? Paul Bennett (AIMS Fellow/Author) from Schoolhouse Consulting discusses his latest paper from AIMS with Rick Howe, set to release this coming week.

Fair and Equal Representation: Nova Scotia’s Electoral Boundaries Dispute

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Fair and Equal Representation: Nova Scotia’s Electoral Boundaries Dispute

Across Canada, by far the most common subject of possible reform is the voting system, specifically changes to the so-called "electoral formula." The two main alternatives that have been advanced in Canada are proportional representation and [...]

Why self-checkouts at the grocery store are such a pain

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Why self-checkouts at the grocery store are such a pain

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Some Canadians detest going to the grocery store. It’s repetitive, tiring, and quite unpleasant at times, especially when the store is busy. Picking up groceries and lugging them back [...]

A better way forward in reading

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on A better way forward in reading

By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow)  Last year, Newfoundland and Labrador’s government published a roadmap to better government in the future, with the title The Way Forward. This ambitious plan outlines how the government plans to [...]

What are charter schools in Canada?

November 6th, 2018|Comments Off on What are charter schools in Canada?

AIMS President Navarro-Génie joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the latest article released on the charter school system, misconceptions regarding the system in Canada, and educational choice that can benefit Canadian parents and [...]

November 6th, 2018|Comments Off on

  AIMS President Navarro-Génie joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the latest article released on the charter school system, misconceptions regarding the system in Canada, and educational choice that can benefit parents and [...]

Give trust a chance

November 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Give trust a chance

By John Risley (AIMS Chair of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 25 October 2018 I BELIEVE trust is at the heart of many of the country’s—and indeed the world’s—current challenges. Rather, I should say it [...]

Protein wars are here

November 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Protein wars are here

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  Apparently, Canada is going meatless, unless you are a white older male, that is. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, as many Canadians still need a regular meat [...]

Competition also benefits education

October 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Competition also benefits education

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Canadians experience daily the enormous economic benefits of competition. For most consumer goods, over time, Canadians pay less and get more. Businesses compete to offer customers the best products at [...]

All you can eat?

October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on All you can eat?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become public enemy number 1. Everyone is talking about how our lives are overrun by too much plastic. Just recently, [...]

USMCA and Cash Cows

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on USMCA and Cash Cows

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow)  They may not know it yet, but the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), or NAFTA 2.0, could become the watershed moment Canadian dairy farmers have been waiting for. The Trudeau [...]

NB Election Results: What Happened?

October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on NB Election Results: What Happened?

AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie breaks down the recent election results in New Brunswick with Sheldon MacLeod on News 95.7, while touching on the subject of coalitions.

The Blockchain Party

September 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The Blockchain Party

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, recently notified its leafy green suppliers that they will need to use blockchain by the end of next year. Walmart is banking [...]

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 [...]

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