BY SYLVAIN CHARLESBOIS Troy Media, 06 March 2018 Bill Morneau is perhaps an influential figure in Trudeau’s cabinet, but he’s no Finance Minister. Given the budget he presented last week, he may be more of a social justice enabler. Supporting more diversity, equality and inclusiveness is obviously critical to the betterment of our society, but most [...]
BY PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) A shrinking labour force and a rapidly growing population of non-employed seniors in relation to active full-time workers represents an enormous challenge to New Brunswick over the next three decades. The demographic trajectory of New Brunswick has been creeping up over time. For instance, for every 100 working-age people, [...]
Is the NLC distribution Plan What’s Best for the Province? Ed Hollett weighs in on the CBC Morning Show St. John’s
AIMS Senior Research Fellow Ed Hollett discusses the commercialization of cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador and the government's plans for distribution on CBC's Morning Show in St. John's.
BY HOWARD ANGLIN, MICHEL KELLY-GAGNON AND MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE The joke on social media following the Alberta government’s decision to boycott B.C. wine was British Columbians saying, “More for us!” But obstructing trade between Canada’s provinces is no laughing matter, and in the long run means less for all of us. The dust-up [...]
By Alex Whalen (AIMS Operations Manager) and Ian Madsen (AIMS Author) The Telegram, 30 January 2018 Troy Media, 25 January 2018 In October 2012, Gerard Comeau left his home in Tracadie, New Brunswick, and drove to Quebec to buy alcohol. Comeau, a retired power lineman, knew that he would be able to [...]
On January 18th, 2018 at 1:00 PM Operations Manager Alex Whalen was featured on News 95.7 discussing liquor monopolies in Atlantic Canada and the latest study from AIMS.
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 23 January 2018 Destroying Canadian icons seems to be a trend these days. In 2017, it was Sears. While employees were losing their pensions because of poor management, lawyers and consultants were receiving millions. Now, as minimum wage policies are slowly shifting across the nation, and not [...]
Alberta turned its liquor stores over to private retailers 25 years ago Today, there are more workers in more stores selling more products to Albertans at prices that are generally lower than they are in other parts of Canada. The local brewing and distilling industry is larger as well, selling its craft beers, [...]
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, especially for young people. Employers will raise prices, cut hours, or lay off [...]
By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Hamilton Spectator, 16 January 2018 Kitchener Post, 16 January 2018 Troy Media, 14 January 2018 Loblaw’s’ gift of $25 to all Canadians has received mixed reviews. As of January 8, anyone can go online and register for a $25 gift card, to be redeemed at any Loblaw-owned [...]