Expanding Charter Schools in Canada

July 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Expanding Charter Schools in Canada

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies’ paper An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity was referenced in an article for the Epoch Times discussing the benefits other Canadian provinces could gain by adopting the Alberta model [...]

Foolish Fads infecting Public Education

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Foolish Fads infecting Public Education

AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra discusses education fads and his recent book with the Danielle Smith Show: https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/foolish-fads-infecting-public-education

One Patient One Record: A Folly of NS Health

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on One Patient One Record: A Folly of NS Health

By David Zitner (AIMS Healthcare Policy Fellow) Is anyone surprised to learn that credit reporting agencies, Facebook, and retail stores scan many sources and gather your personal information?  Although many people have several credit cards, several [...]

Hey Vegans, time to grow up

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Hey Vegans, time to grow up

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Vegan groups are using billboards these days in the Atlantic region to denounce dairy farming practices, and telling consumers that dairy is scary. Some of these ads show a [...]

The junky science of ‘nudge-onomics’ is just another excuse for more government meddling

June 20th, 2019|Comments Off on The junky science of ‘nudge-onomics’ is just another excuse for more government meddling

By Patrick Luciani (AIMS Senior Fellow) Over the past two or three decades, behavioural economics has become the rage with swarms of newly minted PhDs running experiments showing how inconsistent and irrational we all are [...]

What are the shortcomings of education faculties? AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra weighs in

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on What are the shortcomings of education faculties? AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra weighs in

Hear AIMS Fellow Michael Zwaagstra on the Danielle Smith show discussing his recent AIMS op-ed, Education schools should follow the evidence and drop the fads, on the shortcomings of education faculties Listen here: https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/education-faculties-fail-to-prepare-young-teachers

Paul Bennett on the cost of school storm days, Rick Howe Show

June 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Paul Bennett on the cost of school storm days, Rick Howe Show

Hear Dr. Paul Bennett give the details of his latest report Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace on the Rick Howe Show. Part 1: Part 2:

Why can’t we handle the truth?

June 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Why can’t we handle the truth?

By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) As I write this piece, the fate of Brexit is still in doubt. The current Prime Minister feels compelled to drag her country out of the European Union [...]

Schools need to find a way to make up for lost time: Paul Bennett on CBC Moncton

June 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Schools need to find a way to make up for lost time: Paul Bennett on CBC Moncton

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 [...]

Food delivery apps user rate in Canada reached record level in May 2019, and likely expand after 2021

June 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Food delivery apps user rate in Canada reached record level in May 2019, and likely expand after 2021

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The user rate for food delivery apps has reach a record level in May 2019. A recent survey conducted byAngus Reid Global, in partnership with the Agri-Food Analytics Lab [...]

Alex Whalen: Beer on the Shelves and Canada’s Economic Freedom

June 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Alex Whalen: Beer on the Shelves and Canada’s Economic Freedom

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 [...]

Province needs to tackle mounting snow days, (AIMS) education expert says

June 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Province needs to tackle mounting snow days, (AIMS) education expert says

AIMS' latest study Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace was referenced in a CBC New Brunswick article discussing the findings of AIMS author Dr. Paul Bennett. "The study looked at [...]

The cascading impacts of school storm days 

June 7th, 2019|Comments Off on The cascading impacts of school storm days 

By Dr. Paul W. Bennett (AIMS Author) Talk about the inordinate number of school snow days in the Maritimes never seems to go away. The current school year, it turned out, reflected the “new normal” [...]

Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace

June 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace

Missing in Action: School Storm Days, Student Absenteeism and the Workplace by Dr. Paul Bennett makes several recommendations to better serve the education and parents of school-age children such as adapting instructional time as [...]

A new rural economy? AIMS study featured in the Chronicle Herald

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on A new rural economy? AIMS study featured in the Chronicle Herald

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 [...]

Markets, lower taxes the solution on healthcare queues

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Markets, lower taxes the solution on healthcare queues

By Matthew Lau (AIMS Author) Without serious government course correction, Canada is headed for an ill-fated healthcare squeeze. The senior dependency ratio in Canada – which is the ratio of people 65 years and older [...]

Resource Revenue in Atlantic Canada

May 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Resource Revenue in Atlantic Canada

A study by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies was mentioned in a CBC NL article discussing the possibility of a global economy in Newfoundland. The article states how "the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies [...]

Alex Whalen in the CH on Canada Post’s letter delivery monopoly

May 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Alex Whalen in the CH on Canada Post’s letter delivery monopoly

AIMS Vice President, Alex Whalen, was quoted in an article for the Chronicle Herald on Canada Post's existing monopoly: “This is not the first time we’ve seen a proposal like this from Canada Post,” he [...]

Is Canada’s food industry facing death by regulation?

May 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Is Canada’s food industry facing death by regulation?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Food industries need to be regulated. But the delicate balance between protecting the public and supporting industrial growth might have reached a tipping point in Canada. In the Western [...]

Education schools should follow the evidence and drop the fads

May 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Education schools should follow the evidence and drop the fads

By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Fellow) In 1933, the retiring president of Harvard University, Lawrence Lowell, famously stated that his university’s school of education was “a kitten that ought to be drowned.” Of course, university presidents [...]

Canada can only lose in a trade war with China

May 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Canada can only lose in a trade war with China

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Canola was first, and now peas and soybeans. It was highly predictable. And given how things have progressed over the last five months, the situation can only escalate. The [...]

Cape Breton and Fairness

May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Cape Breton and Fairness

By David MacKinnon (AIMS Senior Fellow) In recent months, a group named Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness has been arranging demonstrations, holding public meetings and making presentations to the public. Unfortunately, this group is advocating [...]

Listen: too much governance?

April 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Listen: too much governance?

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 [...]

Hey Google! Why is the food industry in trouble?

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Hey Google! Why is the food industry in trouble?

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) Your own voice will likely become food retailers’ and restaurants’ most significant focus over the next little while. Voice searches are increasingly becoming the norm. A recent study suggests [...]

Carbon tax will drive up grocery prices

April 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Carbon tax will drive up grocery prices

By Sylvain Charlebois (AIMS Senior Fellow) The carbon tax is now a reality for all Canadians — and that means food prices will be impacted. The federal carbon pricing scheme took effect in Ontario, New [...]

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