AIMS contributors discuss Healthy Alternatives for our health care system, will Generation Y ever get that special feeling for Atlantic Canada?, Canada's system of regional subsidies has to change, why minimum wage increases are a costly way to make little progress, the importance of immigration, and why big economic players need remedying policies.
In this paper, AIMS Research Intern John Kennedy argues that attracting and retaining Gen Y may be the key to economic growth in Atlantic Canada – and offers some insight as to how to get them here (to stay).
Perry Newman tells the story of a Jewish immigrant who escaped the Holocaust and found success in the US, to highlight the importance of welcoming new immigrants into our communities.
AIMS Director of Research Don McIver argues that a sensible expansion policy should seek to achieve comprehensive education and skills development for all Nova Scotians — including our frequently disadvantaged communities.
The executive director of the Cumberland Regional Development Authority (RDA) does not agree with the recommendations in a new AIMS report that recommends the end of RDAs in Nova Scotia, as they have failed to improve the economies of their target regions.
This commentary outlines an AIMS submission to the Standing Committee on International Trade of the House of Commons, wherein AIMS strongly endorses the objectives of trade liberalization between Canada and the European Union.