By Alex Whalen (AIMS Vice President) The recent campaign to remove tolls on the Confederation Bridge is a popular policy topic where rhetoric has become misguided. Prince Edward Island Senator Percy Downe has pushed to remove the toll from the bridge, while P.E.I. Premier Dennis King has also pledged to work on lowering the toll [...]
On January 22nd, AIMS Operations Manager Alex Whalen joined Peter Armstrong on CBC's "On The Money" program. They discussed interprovincial trade, liquor monopolies, and the extent of government participation in the economy. Watch here: Pot company getting into liquor store businessA major Canadian marijuana company, Aurora Cannabis, is buying a stake in an Alberta liquor [...]
By Alex Whalen (AIMS Operations Manager) and Ian Madsen (AIMS Author) The Telegram, 30 January 2018 Troy Media, 25 January 2018 In October 2012, Gerard Comeau left his home in Tracadie, New Brunswick, and drove to Quebec to buy alcohol. Comeau, a retired power lineman, knew that he would be able to buy the same alcohol [...]
On May 19, 2017, AIMS Operations Manager Alex Whalen joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 FM to discuss his latest paper, AIMS Platform for Nova Scotia.
By ALEX WHALEN (Operations Manager) The Journal-Pioneer, 11 May 2017 Troy Media, 12 May 2017 Charlottetown Guardian, 13 May 2017 The P.E.I. government unveiled its 2017 budget in April, including a rare projection: a balanced budget. In the past decade, across all Atlantic Canadian provinces and party lines, surplus budgets have been few and far between. Deficits have [...]
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 [...]
On Aug. 5, 2016, AIMS Operations Manager Alex Whalen discussed the Supreme Court nomination process with the Rick Howe Show and the Sheldon MacLeod Show on Halifax's News 95.7 station. See the embedded audio clips below.
AIMS Operations Manager Alex Whalen, a graduate of the Dalhousie law school, discusses changes to the Supreme Court appointment process. He bemoans that Atlantic Canada is losing its convention of one guaranteed seat on the top bench, in favour of other diversity concerns, such as bilingualism, for the federal government. Read this article in the [...]