Finding Your Personal Health Information

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Finding Your Personal Health Information

By Dr. David Zitner (AIMS Senior Health Policy Fellow) Most businesses encourage clients to electronically access their own information because consumers value the efficiency and convenience of electronic access. Unfortunately, the Nova Scotia Department of [...]

Economists Say Subsidy For Student Jobs Shouldn’t Vary So Greatly Across The Country

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Economists Say Subsidy For Student Jobs Shouldn’t Vary So Greatly Across The Country

News outlet Huddle quoted AIMS Vice President Alex Whalen in an article discussing the release of our study Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The Case For Regional Equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Read the [...]

Beyond coffee?

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Beyond coffee?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Bean-less coffee is a thing now and could hit the market as early as next year. Our summer was marked by key announcements from major food chains who have [...]

AIMS Canada Summer Jobs Paper quoted in Calgary Herald

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on AIMS Canada Summer Jobs Paper quoted in Calgary Herald

AIMS' study Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The Case For Regional Equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program was quoted in an article from the Calgary Herald discussing federal grant money allocation. Read here: https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/study-argues-alberta-short-changed-by-canada-summer-jobs-funding-allocation

Reform is needed to the Canada Summer Jobs

September 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Reform is needed to the Canada Summer Jobs

AIMS VP Alex Whalen joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss AIMS' latest study  Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The Case For Regional Equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program and why the Canada Summer Jobs [...]

Celebrate labour, not labour unions

September 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Celebrate labour, not labour unions

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Labour Day is a day, as its name suggests, to celebrate labour. This is entirely appropriate; labour is a necessary input for the production of goods and services on which [...]

Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The Case For Regional Equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program

August 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The Case For Regional Equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Canada Summer Jobs Program is the federal government’s primary initiative for subsidizing work for the student-age population during off months at educational institutions. Recently, the program has come under scrutiny for Ottawa’s decision [...]

AIMS VP comments on Saint John road toll proposal

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on AIMS VP comments on Saint John road toll proposal

AIMS Vice President, Alex Whalen, expressed views on the Saint John road toll proposal in the Telegraph Journal. Read the article here: https://tj.news/greatersaintjohn/101024609

Eliminating bridge toll bad public policy, says AIMS VP

August 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Eliminating bridge toll bad public policy, says AIMS VP

In an article by CBC PEI, AIMS VP Alex Whalen was quoted in regards to the Confederation Bridge's toll, saying any change in the contract with the company that operates the bridge would likely be [...]

Is the kitchen stove the next sewing machine?

August 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Is the kitchen stove the next sewing machine?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) For many of us, the kitchen has been a sacred place in our home. In fact, it has been referred to as the heart of the home. But it [...]

Should the Confederation Bridge keep the toll?

August 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Should the Confederation Bridge keep the toll?

AIMS Vice President Alex Whalen discussed his views on the Confederation Bridge's toll with CBC PEI, contending that maintaining the toll for users was the fairest way to fund the bridge. Listen here:

Gouging, government policies blamed for B.C. gas price spikes

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Gouging, government policies blamed for B.C. gas price spikes

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies was referenced in an article from the Vancouver Courier in regards to how "regulated prices in four Atlantic provinces have resulted in consumers in Atlantic Canada paying more for [...]

Drugs coming out of Canada are Reimportation

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Drugs coming out of Canada are Reimportation

AIMS' 2007 study Drug Re-importation in North America and Europe: An Overview by Brian Ferguson was referenced in an article by the Epoch Times discussing the reality of drug imports from Canada to the United [...]

Tolls the fairest way to fund the bridge

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Tolls the fairest way to fund the bridge

By Alex Whalen (AIMS Vice President) The recent campaign to remove tolls on the Confederation Bridge is a popular policy topic where rhetoric has become misguided. Prince Edward Island Senator Percy Downe has pushed to [...]

The Cashless Food Economy

August 9th, 2019|Comments Off on The Cashless Food Economy

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) According to a recent survey by Payments Canada, 42 per cent of consumers use cash fewer than four times a month when purchasing food. A year ago, it was [...]

Rigid focus on seniority hurts teachers and students

August 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Rigid focus on seniority hurts teachers and students

By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Fellow) Imagine you are a public school principal. You need to hire a teacher and you have two applicants who meet the basic job requirements. The first applicant has ten years [...]

Beyond Meat should look…beyond meat

August 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Beyond Meat should look…beyond meat

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Beyond Meat lost almost $10 million in its second quarter, but it beat expectations on revenues. Regardless, Beyond Meat is now worth $14 billion U.S. That’s right, $14 billion [...]

Oceans of Opportunity

August 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Oceans of Opportunity

By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) *Atlantic Business Magazine, 31 July 2019 Breath-taking. Romantic. Destructive. Peaceful. Scary. Engaging. Frigid. Warm. Inspiring. Perplexing. Despite our close association with the ocean in Atlantic Canada, we [...]

Expanding Charter Schools in Canada

July 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Expanding Charter Schools in Canada

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies’ paper An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity was referenced in an article for the Epoch Times discussing the benefits other Canadian provinces could gain by adopting the Alberta model [...]

Foolish Fads infecting Public Education

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Foolish Fads infecting Public Education

AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra discusses education fads and his recent book with the Danielle Smith Show: https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/foolish-fads-infecting-public-education

One Patient One Record: A Folly of NS Health

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on One Patient One Record: A Folly of NS Health

By David Zitner (AIMS Healthcare Policy Fellow) Is anyone surprised to learn that credit reporting agencies, Facebook, and retail stores scan many sources and gather your personal information?  Although many people have several credit cards, several [...]

Hey Vegans, time to grow up

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Hey Vegans, time to grow up

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Vegan groups are using billboards these days in the Atlantic region to denounce dairy farming practices, and telling consumers that dairy is scary. Some of these ads show a [...]

The junky science of ‘nudge-onomics’ is just another excuse for more government meddling

June 20th, 2019|Comments Off on The junky science of ‘nudge-onomics’ is just another excuse for more government meddling

By Patrick Luciani (AIMS Senior Fellow) Over the past two or three decades, behavioural economics has become the rage with swarms of newly minted PhDs running experiments showing how inconsistent and irrational we all are [...]

What are the shortcomings of education faculties? AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra weighs in

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on What are the shortcomings of education faculties? AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra weighs in

Hear AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra on the Danielle Smith show discussing his recent AIMS op-ed, Education schools should follow the evidence and drop the fads, on the shortcomings of education faculties Listen here: https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/education-faculties-fail-to-prepare-young-teachers

Paul Bennett on the cost of school storm days, Rick Howe Show

June 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Paul Bennett on the cost of school storm days, Rick Howe Show

Hear Dr. Paul Bennett give the details of his latest report Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace on the Rick Howe Show. Part 1: Part 2:

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