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 [...]
In Halifax's Chronicle Herald, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie argues that governments often sit around waiting for a big "silver bullet" to come and save their economies. With reference to the forthcoming Nova Scotia budget, government should focus on smaller but incremental ways to improve competitiveness and market certainty. Read the full piece in [...]
The New Brunswick budget shows that a series of tax increases and modest spending measures to tackle the province’s dire fiscal situation will not mean less provincial debt. Rather, debt will continue to grow under the fiscal plan unveiled Tuesday. To reverse course the province needs to adopt a strategy to grow its economy and [...]
Canada’s premiers have a critical role to play in keeping Canada’s economy moving forward while abiding by our excellent environmental standards and ensuring that radical environmentalists do not impair Atlantic Canada’s chances for economic growth or the prosperity of Canadians.
Everything has a price -- Including internet bandwidth. Without that price system, providers get mixed messages when it comes to things like growing rural infrastructure, or ensuring bandwidth is used efficiently. As AIMS president Marco Navarro-Genie argues, it's no different than usage based pricing of water. Without it we get waste and stagnation that could ultimately culminate into an internet drought.
AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro Genie discusses how bringing the public sector in Nova Scotia to the Canadian average should be one of the important considerations to reduce spending in the approaching budget, based on findings from a recent AIMS report.
AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Genie discusses the ban on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia and argues that it hampers innovation. Instead of outlawing the practice, he suggests looking into ways that would make it environmentally friendly.
AIMS President and CEO Marco Navarro-Genie outlines the arguments against universities divesting from the oil and gas industry, arguing the nature of a veritable academic conversation, as are all conversations between engaged friends, is that it always remains open.