By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) The federal government began 2019 by taking a bigger bite out of workers’ paycheques, with the combined employer and employee CPP payroll tax rising from 9.9 percent of earnings to 10.2 percent, the first of five annual payroll tax hikes. By the time the CPP tax hike is fully phased [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Globe and Mail, 13 January 2019 It appears that the four food groups most Canadians know by heart are on their way out. Health Canada has announced it will finally release its long-awaited new Food Guide in the spring of this year. But the new guide will likely challenge [...]
By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Guardian, 24 December 2018 So, we finally went from a slew of alerts on romaine lettuce to a series of clear-cut recalls affecting various produce items, including romaine lettuce and cauliflower. This is the worst time of year for Canadians as our economy is more vulnerable to outbreaks [...]
For the 2pm hour, Marco Navarro Genie, President and CEO of AIMS, joined the Sheldon MacLeod show to discuss his recent departure from the Institute. What does that mean for him, and what does it mean for the think tank? Also, he responds to Nova Scotia removing barriers to interprovincial trade.
Craft Brewers in Nova Scotia feel they're being hampered by provincial policies, and Senior Fellow Ed Hollett knows why. Listen to him discuss the issue on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.
By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Troy Media, 16 December 2018 Last month, a pair of headlines questioned how conservatives could possibly oppose a carbon tax. One column, by political scientist Jim Farney, ran in the Calgary Herald under the headline: “Is there a conservative case against the carbon tax? Not really.” Then it was economist [...]
Career Opportunity President and Chief Executive Officer About AIMS The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is seeking its next President and CEO. Entering 25 years of operations, the Institute is a unique, independent, non-partisan research organization. It is a source of information, ideas and discussion, based on credible data and analysis. AIMS is [...]
Craft brewing is a burgeoning industry in Atlantic Canada, yet while the number of small breweries has expanded in the last decade, Atlantic Canadian craft brewers claim that their businesses are hampered by bad government policies. AIMS' latest study Opening the Taps: Liberating craft brewers to grow a new industry by Joseph Quesnel, Patrick Webber [...]
By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) and Marco Navarro-Génie (AIMS President) The new government in New Brunswick faces no shortage of challenges. One of the most important to address is the dearth of business investment in the region. According to data recently released by Statistics Canada, on a per capita basis in 2017, investment in non-residential [...]
BY Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Food Price Report 2019, recently released by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, suggests that vegetable prices will go up by as much as 6% next year. Unlike meat or fish, fewer alternatives exist when it comes to replacing vegetables. According to the report, El Nino will [...]