New Brunswick’s increased minimum wage

It is evident that the minimum wage in New Brunswick is more than keeping pace with inflation and is more substantial in real terms than it was just over a decade ago. Huge jumps in the rate, for instance to $15/hour, would risk employers no longer being able to afford current staff or deter employers from hiring new staff.

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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…