Urbanization in New Brunswick

By Patrick Webber, AIMS Research Associate New Brunswick is often thought of as a rural province, a perception aided by the province being the only one in Atlantic Canada that lacks a single dominant urban area. New Brunswick instead has three major urban areas of comparable population (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton). However, census data over…

Examination of public sector in Western Canada remains necessary

By Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO The paper AIMS published last week with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy looked again at public sector workers in Canadian provinces, excluding the federal public service.  The new work placed an emphasis on Western Provinces;  the first one focused on the Atlantic region. The type of reaction to…

Good Policies Brewing in New Brunswick

In June, the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation (NBLC) introduced a regulation requiring craft brewers to sell 10,000 liters of beer through NBLC liquor stores before the government would issue them a Brewery Agency Store (BAS) license. NBLC’s CEO Brian Harriman argued, “The intention of the threshold before being allowed to sell growlers is not to…