AIMS Director of Research Ben Eisen, policy analyst Shaun Fantauzzo, and UNB economist David Murrell discuss PEI's fiscal challenges in the context of declining equalization payments in their latest opinion pieces featured in the Guardian and Telegraph Journal.
AIMS Director of Research Ben Eisen and policy analyst Shaun Fantauzzo discuss the result of their latest study, "The Size and Cost of Atlantic Canada's Public Sector." Their data reveals the public sector in Atlantic Canada to exceed the national average on a number of metrics, which has a significant cost to taxpayers in the region.
AIMS Director of Research Ben Eisen and Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo measure the size and cost of Atlantic Canada's public sector, confirming that it is unusually large compared to the national average. Their data reveals that spending in excess of the national average amounted to $1.89 billion in 2013.
AIMS Director of Research Ben Eisen and Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo outline the shortfalls of increasing the minimum wage and argue that it is an ineffective tool for alleviating poverty.