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Many still struggling with housing affordability

By | January 30th, 2017|In the Media|

News article mentioning the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey • CHAT Television, 30 January 2017 MEDICINE HAT, AB — A recently released survey on International Housing Affordability from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies ranked Medicine Hat as the most affordable place to buy a house compared to other Alberta cities. The ranking [...]

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Medicine Hat ranked most affordable housing market in Alberta

By | January 30th, 2017|In the Media|

News article mentioning the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey • CHAT Television, 30 January 2017 MEDICINE HAT, AB — An annual International Housing Affordability Survey conducted by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies has ranked Medicine Hat as the most affordable city for housing in Alberta. The study uses the median price of [...]

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Atlantic Canada’s affordable urban housing

By | January 30th, 2017|Commentary|

By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS) and WENDELL COX (Demographia) • The Local Xpress, 30 January 2017 • Charlottetown Guardian, 31 January 2017 • Troy Media, 02 February 2017 Every year, news magazines and websites publish "best city" lists, ranking global cities that are the most attractive places to live. Unfortunately, most middle-class people couldn't afford to [...]

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C’est à Moncton où l’accès à la propriété est la plus abordable au pays

By | January 24th, 2017|In the Media|

News article mentioning the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey • Acadie Nouvelle, 24 January 2017 An 'Acadie Nouvelle' story discusses housing affordability, mentioning the results of the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, co-published by AIMS. C’est à Moncton où l’accès à la propriété est le plus abordable au pays, selon une [...]

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St. John’s housing moderately unaffordable: think tank

By | January 23rd, 2017|In the Media|

News article mentioning the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey • The Telegram, 23 January 2017 Housing in St. John''s has reached “"moderately unaffordable" range, says The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) which released an index this morning on housing affordability. The same conclusion was reached about Halifax, the other of Atlantic Canada's [...]

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Affordable housing ‘a significant advantage’ for Atlantic Canada

By | January 23rd, 2017|In the Media|

News article mentioning the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey • CBC P.E.I., 23 January 2017 A new international affordable housing index released Monday by the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies contains good news for Atlantic Canada. The study found that the top three most affordable cities for housing in Canada are in New [...]

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13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

By | January 22nd, 2017|Policy Papers|

The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017 is published in collaboration with the Demographia group in Illinois, USA and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy in Winnipeg. Authors Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich explain that many "best city" surveys do not include housing affordability in their calculations. This oversight is particularly relevant [...]

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Marco Navarro-Génie on Supply Management

By | January 13th, 2017|Beacon, Media Appearances|

On Jan. 13, 2016, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Genie joined Sheldon MacLeod on News 95.7 to discuss supply management in the Canadian dairy industry.

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Government must change role in gambling

By | December 21st, 2016|Beacon, Commentary|

By ALEX WHALEN (AIMS Operations Manager) • Journal-Pioneer, 21 December 2016 Alex Whalen discusses the recent revelations of P.E.I.'s e-gaming scandal and the audit of Atlantic Lottery. He concludes that with such disregard for taxpayer dollars, it is time for governments to divest from the gambling business. P.E.I.'s e-gaming scandal and the recent audit of [...]

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Corporate welfare no way to run a brewery

By | October 4th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN WILLIAMSON (Vice President of Research) • Troy Media, 04 Oct 2016 Governments and public servants are lousy at picking market winners and losers. In the case of the beer industry, consumers can get the job done. Corporate welfare isn’t economic development, it just diverts money from successful businesses to less successful but politically [...]

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