© UNB. Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access discusses New Brunswick's Tuition Access Bursary program, which covers college and university tuition for the children of families earning under $60,000 per year. Author Patrick Webber's paper reviews numerous studies, surveys and reports from domestic and international sources, which speak to the relationship of tuition levels and participation [...]
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 [...]
By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Research Coordinator) The Guardian, 15 April 2017 Troy Media, 19 April 2017 The Daily Gleaner, 20 April 2017 Business Vancouver, 5 May 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 [...]
By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Research Coordinator) The Journal-Pioneer, March 2, 2017 The Charlottetown Guardian, March 7, 2017 Summary: More outside capital and greater productivity are the keys to greater prosperity on Prince Edward Island. With the greatest dependence in Canada upon federal transfers to finance government, it is vital that the province better develop its own sources [...]
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 [...]
On Dec. 9, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined Jean-Albert Maire of Radio Canada to discuss AIMS's policy paper "Measuring Austerity in Atlantic Canada." The interview is in French.
By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Policy Analyst) • Troy Media, 14 December 2016 • Charlottetown Guardian, 19 December 2016 It's nearly impossible these days to have a conversation about public finance without someone crying "Austerity!" This term has become the meme of choice for political actors, activists and commentators who oppose any reductions to government spending. [...]
With 81 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, New Brunswick has a smaller public sector than the Canadian average. By this metric, the province's public sector is the smallest in Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick's public sector grew considerably, from 80 employees per 1,000 residents in 1997 to 93 per 1,000 in 2010. In the past [...]
On Nov. 24, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart was a guest of CBC Radio's "Maritime Noon" program. Host Norma Lee MacLeod interviewed him about AIMS's study "The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015" before they took questions.
On Nov. 24, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined the Rick Howe Show on Halifax's News 95.7 to discuss AIMS's study "The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada."