NAFTA’s potential end is Canada’s greatly needed wake-up call

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on NAFTA’s potential end is Canada’s greatly needed wake-up call

by SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Despite Canada’s optimism, NAFTA talks seem to be heading nowhere. Wanting to push back on Mexico’s influence over the American economy, Washington now is indicating that the bilateral option [...]

Province’s financial house is still in disarray

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Province’s financial house is still in disarray

The Telegram, 17 October 2017 By Ed Hollett (AIMS Senior Research Fellow) Reports by the province’s Auditor General and the federal Parliamentary Budget Officer are reminders that the provincial government continues to face a serious [...]

AIMS Event Mentioned in Financial Post

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on AIMS Event Mentioned in Financial Post

The Financial Post mentioned AIMS' Chairman's Dinner event on Wednesday, featuring former NB premier Frank McKenna. In the report, FP outlines Mr. McKenna's career post-politics and:   "On Wednesday night, he was in Halifax, speaking [...]

Cannabis: To eat or not to eat, that is the burning question

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Cannabis: To eat or not to eat, that is the burning question

by SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) If all things go to plan, as of July 1,  2018, legal-aged Canadians will be able to walk into a store, experience  a perhaps not-so-friendly retail environment and buy cannabis. [...]

Bill Morneau’s small business taxes will hit Atlantic Canada hard

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Morneau’s small business taxes will hit Atlantic Canada hard

By Mark Milke (AIMS Author) Imagine for a moment you live in Saint John, or Halifax or any other city, town or hamlet in Atlantic Canada. For years, you resisted the temptation to advise your children [...]

Many lessons to learn from defunct no-zero policy

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Many lessons to learn from defunct no-zero policy

By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow)   The longstanding no-zero policy in Newfoundland and Labrador schools is no more. The CEO of the English School District recently announced that teachers are once again free to deduct [...]

Roasting Coffee

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Roasting Coffee

by SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 3 October 2017 Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know this. These days, they are desperately trying to find any [...]

Taking the Air out of Airbnb

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Taking the Air out of Airbnb

Originally posted on fcpp.org by Lee Harding In Canada, Airbnb is getting…well…deflated. The ironic reason is that it has become too popular. Airbnb is an online service for “Air bed and breakfast.” It’s for guests [...]

Tax Reform Needed … but take the time to do it right

October 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Tax Reform Needed … but take the time to do it right

by JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) The Telegram, 26 September 2017   Who can blame you if you are among those scratching their heads, trying to interpret the rhetoric on both sides of [...]

Proposed Changes to Capital Gains Rules: What About the Family Farm?

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed Changes to Capital Gains Rules: What About the Family Farm?

  Keeping families and jobs in rural Canada is not easy. Proposed changes to capital gains rules would make it harder for a family member to keep the family farm, according to AIMS [...]

Modern Employment Insurance System

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Modern Employment Insurance System

A new idea from AIMS would create a modern employment insurance system that meets the needs of workers and employers. Here’s how the new system would work:   Payroll deductions would go into [...]

Time for New Brunswick to Hang Up on Call Centre Subsidies

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Time for New Brunswick to Hang Up on Call Centre Subsidies

by PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) A recent article in The Telegraph-Journal reported that since April 2015 the New Brunswick government has provided $21 million to nine different call centres, in the form of loans, [...]

Ottawa’s tax changes could kill family farm

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Ottawa’s tax changes could kill family farm

by SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 20 September 2017 The Chronicle Herald, 19 September 2017 The Business Examiner, 22 September 2017 Exchange Magazine, 21 September 2017 Two things have always been certain: death [...]

Driverless pizza delivery, at our doorstep, literally

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Driverless pizza delivery, at our doorstep, literally

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Guelph Mercury Tribune, 27 September 2017 The Record, 27 September 2017 The Hamilton Spectator, 27 September 2017 The Windsor Star, 21 September 2017 Business Vancouver, 6 October 2017 People [...]

Weeding out what is missing in Ontario’s approach to marijuana distribution

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Weeding out what is missing in Ontario’s approach to marijuana distribution

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) Ontario has become the first province to define how it intends to sell non-medicinal marijuana to the public. Around 150 stores across the province will open and will be [...]

About Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted by CTV News Atlantic

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on About Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted by CTV News Atlantic

On September 12th, 2017 AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Génie was quoted in a segment by CTV News Atlantic. Navarro-Génie expressed his belief that government funding should not be involved in any film's production.   Watch it [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon McLeod Show

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie on the Sheldon McLeod Show

On Monday, September 11th, 2017 Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President and CEO) appeared on the Sheldon McLeod show at 12:30 PM. Navarro-Génie discussed our latest study on Employment Insurance and how the current system doesn't meet the needs [...]

The latest study vindicating fat proves we should be wary of fat studies

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The latest study vindicating fat proves we should be wary of fat studies

By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 12 September 2017 McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute just released a major study comparing the benefits of various diets around the world. After surveying 135,000 people [...]

Employment Insurance: Time for a Transformation

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Employment Insurance: Time for a Transformation

By JUSTIN HATHERLY (AIMS Author) While Canadians are justifiably proud of the social programs their country offers, there are programs that are poorly designed, riddled with perverse incentives that exacerbate the problem they intend to [...]

CBC New Brunswick reports on AIMS EI Study

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on CBC New Brunswick reports on AIMS EI Study

On September 8th, 2017, CBC New Brunswick reported on the alternative system of Employment Insurance proposed in the 2017 AIMS study "From Tax to Security: an alternative to Employment Insurance" to better help Atlantic Canadians with [...]

Marco Navarro-Génie in the Halifax Examiner

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Marco Navarro-Génie in the Halifax Examiner

On September 8th, 2017, President and CEO Marco Navarro-Génie appeared in the Halifax Examiner. Navarro-Génie commented on Bill 148 and his expectations of Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.   Read the full article here 

From Tax to Security: an Alternative to Employment Insurance

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on From Tax to Security: an Alternative to Employment Insurance

From tax to security:  an alternative to Employment Insurance – by Justin Hatherly proposes an alternative to the current employment insurance system that would discourage dependence on seasonal work, promote productivity and labour mobility, and [...]

No doubt some bureaucrats are trying to bring Trump down. Why would that surprise you?

August 30th, 2017|Comments Off on No doubt some bureaucrats are trying to bring Trump down. Why would that surprise you?

By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) Financial Post, 29 August 2017 There’s no doubt some public employees are trying to bring Trump down. But this shouldn’t surprise anyone. We live under the perception — or [...]

Democratizing Organics

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Democratizing Organics

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)   Canadian Investor, 29 August 2017 Kitchener Post, 08 September 2017 Vancouver Sun, 12 September 2017 Amazon is not wasting  time. Speed of execution is at the essence of Amazon’s [...]

AIMS Study referenced in Editorial

August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on AIMS Study referenced in Editorial

An editorial published in the Tri-County Vanguard, The Guardian and The Compass mentioned AIMS' 2017 study on gasoline regulation, What's Still Missing From Your Wallet? by Marco Navarro-Génie. The article assesses the study while making mention of [...]

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