Paul Bennett, AIMS author and education commentator, joined the Rick Howe Show to talk about what’s happening with Halifax Schools, and it’s been one year since the release of the Glaze Report. Listen tot he full segment here
Hear Senior Fellow Ed Hollett discuss the on-going Muskrat Falls situation on CBC's On The Go with Ted Blades: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/on-the-go/episode/15665047
Student performance can be highly varied in school systems and differences among children and teens from different classes or groups, marked by income, ethnic, or racial disparities, are commonly termed the ‘achievement gap.’ While the school board and schools have introduced programs to improve student performance, there are still hurdles to overcome. (Click on [...]
In a recent CBC article discussing a series of proposals created by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, AIMS Vice President Alex Whalen was quoted saying "I don't think taxpayer interests would be served by those proposals. The concern has to be that there are public dollars involved." Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-post-green-technology-banking-cupw-unions-1.4982899
By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) The federal government began 2019 by taking a bigger bite out of workers’ paycheques, with the combined employer and employee CPP payroll tax rising from 9.9 percent of earnings to 10.2 percent, the first of five annual payroll tax hikes. By the time the CPP tax hike is fully phased [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Globe and Mail, 13 January 2019 It appears that the four food groups most Canadians know by heart are on their way out. Health Canada has announced it will finally release its long-awaited new Food Guide in the spring of this year. But the new guide will likely challenge [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Guardian, 24 December 2018 So, we finally went from a slew of alerts on romaine lettuce to a series of clear-cut recalls affecting various produce items, including romaine lettuce and cauliflower. This is the worst time of year for Canadians as our economy is more vulnerable to outbreaks [...]
For the 2pm hour, Marco Navarro Genie, President and CEO of AIMS, joined the Sheldon MacLeod show to discuss his recent departure from the Institute. What does that mean for him, and what does it mean for the think tank? Also, he responds to Nova Scotia removing barriers to interprovincial trade.
Craft Brewers in Nova Scotia feel they're being hampered by provincial policies, and Senior Fellow Ed Hollett knows why. Listen to him discuss the issue on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.
By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Troy Media, 16 December 2018 Last month, a pair of headlines questioned how conservatives could possibly oppose a carbon tax. One column, by political scientist Jim Farney, ran in the Calgary Herald under the headline: “Is there a conservative case against the carbon tax? Not really.” Then it was economist [...]