AoC “That’s Debateable” at SMU

This afternoon, AIMS on Campus Coordinator Jackson Doughart visited Saint Mary’s University, hosted by the SMU Economics Society. He was joined by one faculty member, three honours students, and two undergraduates.

First, Jackson discussed the recent work of the Institute and the role of think tanks in the public policy discussion. The group then held discussions on three topics:

  • Should provinces increase the minimum wage to improve living standards?
  • Would a revenue-neutral carbon tax benefit the economy?
  • Is it time to introduce private health care options?

For each topic, one of the students gave a brief background on the topic before opening things up for discussion. This event gave us the opportunity to promote the upcoming Pierre DesRochers talk at Acadia University and the AIMS essay contest about supply management.

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