The fiscal reality of Newfoundland and Labrador is dire, and the 2016 budget did very little to correct the structural spending built into government during the last decade. There are numerous policy solutions to correct the province’s fiscal troubles; elected officials need to seriously consider and implement them.

To this effect, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies has appointed Newfoundland native Ed Hollett as a senior research fellow. He will be a permanent presence for the Institute in the province.

With our evidence-based research and public outreach, AIMS will continue to inform residents about viable policy options and market solutions. Better public policy can return Newfoundland and Labrador to prosperity.