By ED HOLLETT (AIMS Senior Research Fellow) The provincial government continues to predict that its annual budget will return to surplus by 2022. There are reasons to doubt this forecast let alone avoid financial problems in the future. First, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador faces the same strategic financial problems it has faced for most [...]
by JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman of the Board) The Telegram, 26 September 2017 Who can blame you if you are among those scratching their heads, trying to interpret the rhetoric on both sides of the debate over Ottawa’s planned changes to the tax code? As is usual in such cases, the arguments quickly retreat [...]
What’s Still Missing from Your Wallet by Marco Navarro- Génie is an analysis that returns to a previous study done in 2009, in which the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies examined the adverse effects of gasoline price regulation in Atlantic Canada. Just as What’s Missing from Your Wallet proved, this current study demonstrates how [...]
By LEE HARDING (AIMS Author) First Nations populations and on-reserve commerce are growing faster than the Canadian average. This growth should be welcomed by the rest of the Canadian family, save for one problem: unjustified tax exemptions for on-reserve commerce and individuals. Loopholes included in the Indian Act mean that government does not tax any [...]
By MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (President of AIMS) On its 150th birthday this weekend, Canadians celebrate their peaceful and prosperous country. It is also special occasion for those of us, born elsewhere, who have adopted Canada as our home. We especially know the gifts of Canada in contrast to other, less-stable places. Canada 150 is a time [...]
All Canadian provinces face mounting health expenditures, owing in part to the cost of tobacco smoking. Yet, tobacco sold on First Nations reserves is not subject to taxes, unlike off-reserve purchases. Even though exemptions are not enshrined in the constitution or in any treaty with aboriginals, they are a loophole in the tax system. According [...]
La Production des permis de conduire en Atlantique sera centralisée - Le Téléjournal Acadie 2 Juin 2017: Une nouvelle procédure sera mise en place en ce qui a trait à la création de permis de conduire, et ce dans les quatre provinces de l'Atlantique. Sécurité et cohérence seront mises de l'avant.
On June 1, 2017, AIMS Research Coordinator, Jackson Doughart, joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 FM to discuss his latest study with David Murell, Household Savings in Atlantic Canada, 1981-2015. >> Read article on CBC.ca/PEI >> Read the study: Household Savings in Atlantic Canada, 1981-2015
A study by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies has found people in Atlantic Canada save less money than the rest of Canada, especially in Prince Edward Island. Jackson Doughart, a research coordinator says the saving rates in the four provinces is considerably lower than in other provinces and territories. He said the study from 1981 until 2015, showed [...]
On May 25, AIMS Author David Murrell joined Bob Murphy on CBC Mainstreet to discuss Nova Scotia's low household savings rate. For more, please see Household Savings in Atlantic Canada, 1981-2015.