Opening of airline ownership rules is good news for travelers

(Stanfield International Airport. Photo credit: Nova Scotia Department of Tourism) By Jackson Doughart, Research Coordinator The Globe and Mail reports that the federal government intends to introduce legislation allowing greater foreign ownership in Canada’s airline industry. The announcement comes from the office of Transport Minister Marc Garneau. If the legislation passes, it will increase the…

Supply management: a costly endeavor

Source: Trevor Tombe, Twitter @TrevorTombe By Alex Whalen, AIMS Operations Manager The viability of supply management has come into discussion lately due to the new Trump Presidency. Dalhousie University’s Dean of Management, Sylvain Charlebois, a food expert, recently issued a press release examining the potential effects of Trump policy on the Canadian Dairy Industry. Following…

All their economic roads lead to more spending

In commenting against our recent study exposing talk of “austerity” in Atlantic Canada as alarmist, Jordan Brennan’s prescriptions are misguided. Brennan himself recently published a paper with the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives that depicts as austerity measures the modest attempts to keep government spending under control in Nova Scotia. However, Brennan’s comment is useful…