Dr. Paul Bennett spoke with Jonna Brewer from CBC Moncton on why we need to do more to make up missed classroom time from storm days. Bennett discussed his report released this week from AIMS Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace. Listen to the full interview here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1533985859980
Alex Whalen joined the Sheldon MacLeod show to discuss the recent news that some New Brunswick grocery stores have started selling beer on their shelves, how this relates to his 2018 study A Valuation and Analysis of Atlantic Canadian Liquor Monopolies and contributes to Canada's overall economic freedom. Listen here:
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies' paper Dearth of Opportunity: Tax Burden and Youth Outmigration in Atlantic Canada was referenced in an article for the Chronicle Herald discussing how innovative ideas are leading to the production of a new rural economy. Read the article here Read the aforementioned study by Marco Navarro-Génie and Matthew Lau [...]
Senior Fellow Ross Haynes joins Sheldon MacLeod on News 95.7 to describe his presentation to the Electoral Boundaries Commission about too much governance based on his 2018 report for AIMS. Listen to the full segment here
AIMS Senior Fellow Ed Hollett was featured on NTV arguing for the government to change the way it thinks about Muskrat Falls, saying the government needs to break down the project into its component parts to assess the bare minimum that needs to be paid. Watch here: http://ntv.ca/government-needs-to-change-thinking-to-find-muskrat-falls-fix-aims-researcher-argues/
In a recent CBC article discussing a series of proposals created by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, AIMS Vice President Alex Whalen was quoted saying "I don't think taxpayer interests would be served by those proposals. The concern has to be that there are public dollars involved." Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-post-green-technology-banking-cupw-unions-1.4982899
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.
“Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different kids require different kinds of outreach.” Charter Schools on News 95.7
Is it time we expanded our understanding of public education in the Atlantic region? Listen to AIMS author and alumna Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discuss the charter school model on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.