Rock Lobster

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Rock Lobster

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media,14 August 2017 Let’s face it: lobsters are not easy on the eyes. The first person to discover that these hideous crustaceans were edible deserves a medal or [...]

Reconsidering Gasoline Price-Fixing for Atlantic Canada

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Reconsidering Gasoline Price-Fixing for Atlantic Canada

By Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President and CEO) Marco Navarro-Génie is the author of the AIMS study "What's Still Missing From Your Wallet?" Even if well-intentioned, gasoline price-controlling takes from the poor, is antithetical to properly [...]

What’s Still Missing From Your Wallet?

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on What’s Still Missing From Your Wallet?

What’s Still Missing from Your Wallet by Marco Navarro- Génie is an analysis that returns to a previous study done in 2009, in which the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies examined the adverse effects [...]

Alex Whalen in the Telegraph Journal

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Alex Whalen in the Telegraph Journal

On August 14th, 2017, Operations Manager Alex Whalen commented on the softwood lumber dispute in an interview with Adam Huras from the Telegraph Journal. Full article can be read here

Days of Supply Management May Finally Be Coming to an End

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Days of Supply Management May Finally Be Coming to an End

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Canadian Investment,11 August 2017 Exchange Magazine,15 August 2017 The Guardian,14 August 2017 Canada’s supply management system is a textbook case for food sovereignty. But the social contract the system [...]

Cornwallis and Ryerson: Heroes or Villains?

August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Cornwallis and Ryerson: Heroes or Villains?

By GERRY BOWLER (Senior Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy) Frontier Centre for Public Policy, 31 July 2017 How much of a hero do you have to be to warrant a statue? How [...]

Minimum Wage Study (Matthew Lau and Marco Navarro-Génie) quoted in article

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Minimum Wage Study (Matthew Lau and Marco Navarro-Génie) quoted in article

An article in The Globe and Mail references AIMS's paper “Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada.” Co-authors Marco Navarro-Génie and Matthew Lau discuss the issues surrounding the " loss of training opportunities caused by minimum-wage legislation." Read the [...]

Higher Minimum wage is bad policy for Atlantic Canada

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Higher Minimum wage is bad policy for Atlantic Canada

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) and Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President) Daily Gleaner, 27 July 2017 Huddle, 27 July 2017 Matthew Lau and Marco Navarro-Génie are co-authors of the AIMS study "Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada." [...]

Protein Wars

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Protein Wars

By SYLVAIN CHARLESBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 26 July 2017 Health Canada has recently released the set of principles it intends to adhere to for our next food guide. Health Canada’s message signals a [...]

Radio: Gas Regulation in Nova Scotia (3)

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Radio: Gas Regulation in Nova Scotia (3)

Halifax: Nova Scotia implemented price controls for gasoline in 2006. Policy makers believed that regulation would prevent great price fluctuations. While there are indeed fewer highs and lows than before, gas regulation carries [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie quoted in Minimum Wage article (French)

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie quoted in Minimum Wage article (French)

An article in the Acadie-Nouvelle in New Brunswick discusses AIMS's paper, "Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada." Co-Author Marco Navarro-Génie says that higher minimum wages "won't reduce poverty. It will result in fewer hours [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon MacLeod Show: The Minimum Wage

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon MacLeod Show: The Minimum Wage

http://www.aims.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sheldon-Marco-Minimum-Wage.mp3   On July 19, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie appeared on News 95.7's Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the minimum wage. He is co-author of the AIMS study Revisiting the Minimum Wage [...]

Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Revisiting the Minimum Wage in Atlantic Canada

Legislating further increases to the minimum wage would likely worsen youth unemployment in Atlantic Canada. Evidence shows that minimum wages price low-skilled persons out of work and reduce the opportunity for training and experience among [...]

Fighting food fraud with a different kind of science

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Fighting food fraud with a different kind of science

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)                     Food fraud is clearly becoming a noticeable issue as another company has been slapped on the wrist for violations. [...]

Radio: Minimum Wage in the Maritimes (3)

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Radio: Minimum Wage in the Maritimes (3)

  PEI: Prince Edward Island has a high minimum wage. Compared to the average Islander's income, it is the highest in Canada. Basic economics suggest that when someone's skills are worth less to [...]

Sears woes highlight failure of corporate welfare

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Sears woes highlight failure of corporate welfare

By PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) Huddle, 24 July 2017 Ronald Reagan once said: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it [...]

Distorting the liquor market

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Distorting the liquor market

By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) Shopping at the LCBO, Ontario’s government-owned alcohol-retailing monopoly, is like buying liquor from a bank. The only difference is that bank tellers are nicer. It's never fun buying wine [...]

Radio: First Nations Data

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Radio: First Nations Data

To debate policy issues, it is vital that government make data easily accessible to the public. Many government records are published openly, while others can be attained through information requests. Unfortunately, Nova Scotia [...]

First Nations Tax Exemptions Worth Over $1 billion per year

July 6th, 2017|Comments Off on First Nations Tax Exemptions Worth Over $1 billion per year

By LEE HARDING (AIMS Author) First Nations populations and on-reserve commerce are growing faster than the Canadian average. This growth should be welcomed by the rest of the Canadian family, save for one problem: unjustified [...]

Tim Hortons: the coffee giant needs a fix

July 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Tim Hortons: the coffee giant needs a fix

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 01 July 2017 Tim Horton’s is slowly becoming a classic case of a completely dysfunctional franchise system. Franchisees on both sides of the border are now pressuring [...]

Canada 150 a time for celebration and reflection

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Canada 150 a time for celebration and reflection

By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (President of AIMS) On its 150th birthday this weekend, Canadians celebrate their peaceful and prosperous country. It is also special occasion for those of us, born elsewhere, who have adopted Canada as [...]

The Value of Tax Exemptions on First Nations Reserves

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on The Value of Tax Exemptions on First Nations Reserves

All Canadian provinces face mounting health expenditures, owing in part to the cost of tobacco smoking. Yet, tobacco sold on First Nations reserves is not subject to taxes, unlike off-reserve purchases. Even though exemptions are [...]

Radio: Tobacco Tax Exemptions (2)

June 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Radio: Tobacco Tax Exemptions (2)

Federal and provincial legislation exempts First Nations reserves from several forms of taxation. Unfortunately, most governments have not examined the cost of this policy, estimated at $1.3 billion across Canada. The largest tax [...]

Radio: Newfoundland Mill

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Radio: Newfoundland Mill

In a new deal, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will help to fund employee pensions at the Corner Brook paper mill. It's the latest in a string of deals for the mill, [...]

Calorie counting is bad science

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Calorie counting is bad science

By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 19 June 2017 Ontario is forcing restaurants to post calorie counts when studies show that doesn’t work in getting people to eat healthy or lose weight Last month, [...]

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