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Trade and Commerce

Trump’s Milk Shake

By | April 24th, 2017|Commentary|

By SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS (Senior Fellow) Globe and Mail, 24 April 2017 Times Colonist, 26 April 2017   Now that supply management is officially on Trump’s radar, dairy farmers are holding their collective breath. For years they have been defending our five-decade old regime stating it was the perfect system for Canadians. They are about to [...]

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From milk management to milk markets

By | April 20th, 2017|Commentary|

By JACKSON DOUGHART (Research Coordinator) Journal Pioneer, 21 April 2017 Many Atlantic Canadians subscribe to the "buy local" movement, which encourages consumers to purchase food that was grown near their own communities. Some people argue that being a "locavore" is necessary to sustain local economies. Others think it is a foolish marketing fad. Fortunately, the [...]

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Where is Nova Scotia Department of Health?

By | April 20th, 2017|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow) Modern health systems enable convenient health care by bringing medical skills and advice to patients. “Last year half of consultations offered by Kaiser Permanente, an American health care organization, were not face-to-face. Medical professionals communicated with patients by phone, e-mail or videoconference.” (Economist, April 8, 2017). The April 3, 2017 issue [...]

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New deal misses opportunity on alcohol trade

By | April 11th, 2017|Commentary|

By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Research Coordinator) The Guardian, 15 April 2017 Troy Media, 19 April 2017 The Daily Gleaner, 20 April 2017   The newly minted Canadian Free Trade Agreement is no great accomplishment. Instead of free exchange, most of the deal's convoluted text entrenches protectionism, with some 130 pages of exemptions. All of those negotiations [...]

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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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The tyranny of the anti-CETA minority

By | November 2nd, 2016|Commentary|

By PATRICK LUCIANI (Research Fellow) • Financial Post, 01 Nov 2016 It looks as if the Belgians are waking to the reality of the mess they’ve made in opposing the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA. But don’t think the problems created by little Wallonia are going away. The Walloons are pointing to how things [...]

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P.E.I. Premier MacLauchlan speaks truth on trade

By | August 31st, 2016|Commentary|

By ALEX WHALEN (Operations Manager) and JACKSON DOUGHART (Policy Analyst) 31 Aug 2016 Prince Edward Island Premier Wade Maclauchlan should be commended for his stance on internal trade barriers. After a premiers' meeting in Whitehorse, he argued against the negative list concept and advocated that all province move to a standard regulatory regime. This article [...]

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Presentation to Senate Committee on Trade

By | May 20th, 2016|Commentary|

  On May 11, 2016, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, in a hearing about internal trade within Canada. In his statement, he recommended that the federal government encourage open borders, and that the Atlantic Province join the New West Partnership Trade Agreement. “It is proposed that [...]

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