By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) Atlantic Business Magazine, 5 March 2018 I am not an advocate of the Chinese political system or their Modern Socialism, but we have a lot to learn from what China is able to do, and is doing, as well as the implications of those actions for Canada [...]
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 with Canada is more appealing. In Trump’s playbook, multilateral deals are highly complex and can only benefit smaller markets to [...]
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 shall we say illusion — that civil servants are altruistic and loyally serve whichever party is in power, while actors [...]
In 2016, Canada and the European Union signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. CETA is a political achievement from successive federal governments, which overcame resistance to trade in some European regions. The value of this trade deal for Atlantic Canada is tremendous. For decades, our industries have operated with hampered [...]
By PATRICK LUCIANI (AIMS Senior Fellow) • Financial Post, 8 December 2016 Rarely does a chance come along to shift a nation’s fortunes by changing its constitution. Italy had that chance and, in the process, could rid itself of an elite and bloated public administration and effectively abolish one branch of government — the Senate [...]
In the Cape Cod Times, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie is quoted in a story about the advantages of the Atlantic time zone. He argues that "In the age of high-volume trading and high-fiber super speeds, milliseconds can mean money in transactions. This is actually a little bit of an advantage." PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As most [...]
AIMS President Marco Navarro-Genie sheds light on trade relations between Mexico and Canada (Spanish)
Major Mexican daily newspaper El Universal asked AIMS' President Marco Navarro-Génie to shed light on trade relations between the two countries and on Canada's federal election (in Spanish).
Speaking at an AIMS event after Minister Flaherty announced a series of changes, Mark Carney reiterated his concerns about the effects that his ultra-low interest rates have had on the behaviour of both borrowers and lenders.