AIMS RADIO PROJECT

The AIMS Radio Project is a unique initiative among Canadian think tanks. Its purpose is to bring the ideas and research of the Institute to a wide audience in the region. With a weekly reach of some 400,000 people in Atlantic Canada, the Radio Project is among the most important of the Institute’s outreach programs.

Our 60-second radio clips discuss public policy issues of importance to Atlantic Canada. Many pieces coincide with the publication of full policy studies, thus bringing greater attention to our research. Others are inspired by current events in the region, in which we give a lucid and informative take on policy questions for public consideration.

The AIMS Radio Project is among our many successful initiatives. Like all of our work, it requires financial support from publicly-minded citizens who share our goal of better, market-based policy for the Atlantic region. To contribute to our growing radio program, please visit AIMS.ca/donate.

RADIO PROJECT ARCHIVE

Minimum Wage

The New Year brought a dramatic hike in Ontario’s minimum wage. The fight for fifteen is a job-killing fad and it’s not likely going to reduce  poverty. The the Bank of Canada has warned, of job losses across the country, ...
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Marco Navarro-Génie discussing cannabis retail on the Sheldon MacLeod Show

December 8th, 2017: AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie discusses his reaction to the government's plan for the sale of recreational cannabis and why private sector sales would be more beneficial to the province ...
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Marijuana Retail in Atlantic Canada

All four provinces in Atlantic Canada will sell marijuana through government-owned liquor corporations. More government is not the solution. Atlantic Canada needs more entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas. We already have private growers creating more jobs, and taking a piece ...
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Marco Navarro-Génie discussing cannabis retail on the Rick Howe Show

On December 6th, 2017, President and CEO of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Marco Navarro-Genie, discussed the province's decision to distribute cannabis through the public sector and why private sector endorsement would be a more appropriate course of action ...
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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 senior fellow Sylvain Charlebois. Many wonder how values ...
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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 an individual Personal Security Account for ...
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Tax Reform

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 senior fellow Sylvain Charlebois. Many wonder how values ...
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Employment Insurance

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 an individual Personal Security Account for ...
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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 three disadvantages. First, there is a cost ...
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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 employers than the minimum wage, he or she ...
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