Objectivity is not very objective these days. But I guess at least we know where the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is coming from.
For such a presumptious name, you might think they would be serving up some actual good ‘policy alternatives’ instead of just crapping on every idea that people have for economic development in this region.
Tthe CCPA does propose some ‘alternatives’ but they are grounded firmly in paranoia and deep dislike and distrust of the Americans. It is truly the case that the CCPA builds all of its recommendations around that theme – nothing to do with economic and even social reality.
It is unbelievable that any serious and credible research organization would make claims such as Atlantica will lower wages and employment standards in the Maritime provinces. They have no credible even theoretical basis for this claim.
I am not the biggest fan of AIMS as you know if you read this blog with any frequency.
And I try to be as objective as I can about these things – whether you believe it or not – but these kinds of reports coming out of the CCPA, I believe could be extremely harmful to any hope of bringing this region back from the brink.