Let’s Tone Down the Hyperbole and Have a Sensible Discussion of Minimum Wage

Last week, I participated in the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council panel discussion asking the question; what is the right minimum wage for Atlantic Canada? Certainly, one way to get to good public policy is asking the right question. Asking what the right minimum wage for the region is a fair academic question, but we should …

Fall Back Up with Stan Kutcher

Today...a conversation with an internationally-renowned expert in the area of adolescent mental health…Dr. Stan Kutcher A national and international leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, policy, and services innovation. Dr. Kutcher holds the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health. He works to advance adolescent mental health, education, research and training locally, nationally and internationally. …

Shrinking the Size of Government is No Longer an Option – It’s Required

Atlantic Canada is facing serious challenges and we no longer have the option of kicking the can down the road. The demographic tsunami is upon us, and there is a looming financial crisis in that wave. With an aging workforce, there will be fewer potential workers and a shrinking tax base. This is compounded by …