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Brazil and the Mother of all Food Fraud Cases

By | March 20th, 2017|Commentary|

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (AIMS Senior Fellow)    “Brazil is a mess, and this latest food fraud scandal involving major companies and public authorities will only make matters worse.” After Europe’s horsemeat scandal, Brazil, the largest exporter of meat products in the world, is now going through its own food fraud crisis. This time though, it seems [...]

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The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Western Canada

By | March 7th, 2017|Policy Papers|

The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Western Canada authored by Rodney A. Clifton, Jackson Doughart, and Marco Navarro-Génie, examines the provincial and municipal public sectors in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. For 2015, the authors draw data from Statistics Canada and examine the share of the overall workforce in the [...]

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Soda taxes not a sweet deal for residents

By | March 3rd, 2017|Commentary|

By PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) • Troy Media, 03 March 2017 • Telegraph-Journal, 03 March 2017 • LocalXpress, 06 March 2017 • Battlefords News-Optimist, 08 March 2017   The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) has released the results of a survey about various health-related public policies. Chief among its recommendations is a “soda tax” on sugary drinks. At [...]

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High-tax, postwar era is no model for today’s public policy

By | February 24th, 2017|Commentary|

By PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate) • Troy Media, 24 February 2017 • Local Xpress, 26 February 2017 • Charlottetown Guardian, 27 February 2017 A half-century ago, provincial governments could afford to tax and spend without excessively damaging economic growth. These facts have changed, but many still pine for a bygone era. In a Brunswick [...]

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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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