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Custom lesson plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your classroom. We're here to make your job just a little easier. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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Struggling to find work? Try creating your own infomercial

Lesson Plans   |   December 2, 2016

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This article outlines an alternative approach to marketing yourself in the working world. It summarizes an idea of Jim Beqaj stressing the development of a personal infomercial which addresses four questions: What should you pay... read more

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Air Miles backs off from plan to let points expire

In the News   |   December 2, 2016

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After a backlash from consumers and threats of changes to some of the legislation governing loyalty programs, Air Miles parent company LoyaltyOne is backing away from its plan to let miles five years or older... read more

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Committee report to call for referendum on electoral reform

In the News   |   December 1, 2016

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The Trudeau government will face increasing pressure to hold a referendum on changes to Canada’s voting system with a special parliamentary committee set to make the recommendation in a report released on Thursday. Two sources... read more

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Are mortgage rates set to rise? Three indicators to watch

Videos   |   November 30, 2016

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Rob Carrick discusses three indicators that may forecast mortgage rate changes.... read more

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Ottawa’s pipeline approvals give Alberta boost, but rile critics

In the News   |   November 30, 2016

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a shot in the arm Tuesday to Alberta’s struggling oil industry by approving two major crude pipelines, a decision that provoked outrage from environmentalists, some First Nations leaders and B.C.’s... read more

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Three self-driving vehicles to take to Ontario streets under pilot project

In the News   |   November 29, 2016

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Three autonomous vehicles will begin travelling public roads in Ontario under a pilot program announced Monday. The vehicles will be tested by the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research and Germany-based recreational vehicle manufacturer... read more

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Ghost of scandals past

Cartoons   |   November 28, 2016

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Prime Minister Trudeau's appearance at a so-called cash-for-access event has raised hackles.

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What millenials need to know about dividend stocks

Videos   |   November 28, 2016

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Millennials stand to earn a great sum of money over many years if they invest in dividend stocks for a long time, personal finance editor Roma Luciw says.... read more

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Gone for good: Why Trump’s jobs promise will fall flat

Lesson Plans   |   November 28, 2016

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Donald Trump ran his presidential election campaign on the promise to bring back auto, steel and coal-mining jobs to the rust belt regions of the United States. There is only a slim chance of this... read more

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From Brazil to Venezuela, Fidel Castro’s influence felt across Latin America

In the News   |   November 28, 2016

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The united socialist bloc that Fidel Castro envisioned for Latin America, and tried in many ways to construct, never came to pass, but his influence is nevertheless visible across the region today, 60 years after... read more

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China acknowledges role in Canada’s opioid crisis

In the News   |   November 25, 2016

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The Chinese government has agreed to work with the RCMP to combat the flow of illicit fentanyl into Canada, tacitly acknowledging the deadly impact of the Asian country’s sprawling chemicals industry on this nation’s overdose... read more

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Canada gains 44,000 jobs, driven by boom in part-time positions

Lesson Plans   |   November 25, 2016

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This article reports that part-time employment in Canada is on the rise, while full-time jobs are currently in decline. The lesson plan seeks to explore the implications of this trend.... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2016

Quizzes   |   November 25, 2016

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in November. Who will be President of the United States commencing in 2017? Donald Trump Hillary Clinton... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz - November 2016

Quizzes   |   November 25, 2016

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Here are the answers to our quiz on key news topics from November, plus some additional background information. 1. Who will be President of the United States commencing in 2017? Answer: a Additional notes: It... read more

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Push to end energy poverty in indigenous communities underway

In the News   |   November 24, 2016

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For remote indigenous communities across Canada, the lack of clean, reliable energy is a major contributor to the grinding poverty that is a part of everyday life. Some 200 communities in the country are not... read more

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Sanity clause

Cartoons   |   November 23, 2016

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Canada is to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030.

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