The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the flagship federal government organization leading the charge to “kick-start” the Atlantic Canadian economy and turn this area into a “have” region. As such, its success is of signal importance to the people of Atlantic Canada and its activities and announcements worthy of full and informed debate

ACOA Watch is a new publication of AIMS that is intended to provide an independent and critical analysis of the efforts and activities of ACOA. Taxpaers will be able to look to this regular AIMS’ series for the information they need for an informed debate about the relative merits of this taxpayer-funded program and its real contribution to the region’s economic well being.

This inaugural issue of ACOA Watch takes a hard look at ACOA’s job creation numbers and finds some disturbing difficulties in bringing those claims into line with actual job growth in our region. To read the first ACOA Watch, click here.