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 [...]
By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 13 January 2018 On November 24, Atlantic Canada submitted an application to the federal government for funding under the Super Cluster program. If we are successful (we might know the answer by the time this is published), the program will unleash over $400 million [...]
Media Release A promising opportunity for Atlantic Canada: On-shore gas can unlock much needed prosperity Halifax - 10 January 2018: Reports surfaced this week that the Province of Nova Scotia's internal estimates value its on-shore natural gas deposits to be worth as much as 60-billion dollars. In a province struggling economically with high debt, out-migration, and [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The idea of having to pay a sin tax for environmentally detrimental foods seems to be gaining more support. For some, eating meat is considered a sin, and therefore meat products should be taxed, like alcohol and tobacco. A new report published recently by a group called Farm Animal [...]
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.