On July 6th, 2018, Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO of AIMS, discussed modernizing equalization on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.
By ROBERT ROACH (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 17 December 2017 Canada is a big and diverse place. People, power, economic opportunities, public policy priorities, language and cultural nuances are not evenly spread from sea to sea to sea. It’s always been a struggle to make sure the various regions are working together, treated fairly [...]
By JUSTIN HATHERLY (AIMS Author) While Canadians are justifiably proud of the social programs their country offers, there are programs that are poorly designed, riddled with perverse incentives that exacerbate the problem they intend to correct. Employment Insurance (EI) is one such problem. EI does provide transient income supporter to workers who have lost their [...]
From tax to security: an alternative to Employment Insurance – by Justin Hatherly proposes an alternative to the current employment insurance system that would discourage dependence on seasonal work, promote productivity and labour mobility, and end a practice that has damaged Atlantic Canada. Hatherly says that the Chilean system gives people a greater incentive to [...]
During the provincial election campaign, political parties in Nova Scotia presented their policy platforms, which detailed a governing agenda for the next four years. For the first time, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies has released its own document, listing non-partisan policy proposals for the province's next government. Gleaned from interviews with [...]
An article for Newfoundland & Labrador's VOCM radio station website quotes AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie, who argues against a return to equalization for the province. Listen to the clip below. Read the piece on the VOCM website. The President of an Atlantic Canada economic think tank says it would be unwise for Newfoundland [...]
Some changes that Ottawa has made to the employment insurance program are perfectly sensible, such as extending benefits to those living in provinces experiencing the energy sector downturn. But making it easier for young workers in Atlantic Canada to qualify for EI is a bad idea. By dramatically lowering the work requirement from [...]
Halifax – Yesterday, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) president & CEO, Marco Navarro-Genie, was formally appointed to sit on an Equalization Fairness Panel struck by Alberta Wild Rose Party Leader, Brian Jean. The panel will review Canada’s equalization programme and make recommendations to reform it when the current agreement expires in 2019. “I am [...]