AIMS president to speak in Pugwash

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PUGWASH – The start of September offers some food for thought on the ongoing debate of hydraulic fracking.

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President and CEO of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies [AIMS] in Atlantic Canada Dr. Marco Navarro-Genie will be the guest speaker Friday, Sept. 5, during a breakfast at the Lobster Factory, offering a view on the methane-extraction process known as hydraulic fracking.

A former vice president of research for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Navarro-Genie has taught political science at Mount Royal University in Calgary, St Mary’s College, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the University of Calgary and Concordia University in Montreal.

AIMS provides opinions on public policy regionally, nationally and internationally, with a focus on sound retirement prospects, quality education and access to quality and sustainable health care.

Navarro-Genie will be speaking after community-minded citizens Bert McWade and Douglas Lahey felt Pugwash citizens needed an opportunity to hear an learned opinion on the matter.

 “With all the people talking about fracking and the Ivany Report, Douglas was able to invite him,” McWade said. “He had vacationed here earlier for two days and this is an opportunity to welcome him back.

Tickets for the event are $25 and will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Eaton Lobster Factory Hall on Water St. in Pugwash.




Organizations: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Mount Royal University Southern Alberta Institute of Technology University of Calgary Concordia University Eaton Lobster Factory Hall on Water

Geographic location: Pugwash, Atlantic Canada Dr. Marco Navarro-Genie, Calgary St Mary Montreal

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Recent comments

  • Joanne MacPherson
    August 20, 2014 - 17:21

    Having a pro-Fracking group book an event at the Dining hall at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash has the same bad optics as a Pro-choice group booking the Catholic church to discuss the merits of therapeutic abortion. Is this why the organizers chose to book it as a 'private event'? See the online booking calendar at This makes the optics far worse, as private implies the public is not invited and no admission ticket is charged. Your newspaper should investigate this further and deliver some answers.