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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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Toronto’s Flipd helps students deal with smartphone distraction

In the News   |   June 18, 2018

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When Apple’s head of software engineering announced a new slate of controls to curb smartphone addiction at its developers conference earlier this month, one Toronto startup was paying close attention. That’s because Flipd Inc. has... read more

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Canada’s household debt burden falls to two-year low

In the News   |   June 15, 2018

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Canada’s household debt load took a notable step back from near-record levels in the first quarter of the year, as the trifecta of tougher mortgage rules, rising interest rates and accelerating incomes delivered a dose... read more

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Trudeau battles provinces, Senate for right of Canadians to grow cannabis

In the News   |   June 14, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a political battle with the Senate and a potential legal fight with Quebec and Manitoba in order to give all Canadians the right to grow their own cannabis.... read more

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Haunted by housing: Millennials let rip about their home ownership frustrations

In the News   |   June 13, 2018

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Although house prices have soared in many places, we still to a large extent tell ourselves that home ownership is doable if you save hard and have a decent job. It’s kind of a lie... read more

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Kim Jong-un pledges ‘complete denuclearization’ as Trump suspends war games

In the News   |   June 12, 2018

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but offered few new pledges after hours of meetings with President Donald Trump. After the Singapore summit,... read more

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In North Korea’s bid to strengthen new market economy, Kim Jong-un may have to make nuclear concessions

In the News   |   June 11, 2018

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Read through North Korea’s constitution and you will discover a place where the state claims sole ownership over “all the natural resources, railways, airports, transportation, communication organs and major factories, enterprises, ports and banks.” But... read more

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Ontario PCs romp to comfortable majority as NDP forms the official opposition

In the News   |   June 8, 2018

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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have swept Ontario, riding a wave of discontent to a majority victory on Thursday night while the New Democrats took advantage of a Liberal implosion to form the official opposition for... read more

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Parents can financially suffocate their kids by helping them buy houses

In the News   |   June 7, 2018

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Today’s big test of parental devotion is the gift of money for a house down payment. Talk to financial planners and advisers these days and you’re almost certain to hear about their experiences with parents... read more

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Head of inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women says scope will narrow after extension limited to six months

In the News   |   June 6, 2018

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The head of the commission investigating why so many Indigenous women fall prey to violence says she is disappointed that the federal government rejected her request for a two-year extension and is allowing just six... read more

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Apple announces slew of controls to help with smartphone addiction

In the News   |   June 5, 2018

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Apple Inc. has unveiled a slate of controls to curb smartphone addiction and make it harder for users to be tracked online, even as the company rolled out new features designed to keep people tethered... read more

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Ottawa bans salmon fishing to save the whales - but two other threats to their survival still loom

In the News   |   June 4, 2018

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B.C. Premier John Horgan lamented last week that he won’t be able to go fishing for Chinook salmon this summer – the federal government has put strict limits on the fishery to leave the endangered... read more

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U.S. decision on tariffs heightens tensions ahead of G7 leaders’ summit

In the News   |   June 1, 2018

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Bill Morneau will be expressing Canada’s strong objections to new U.S. tariffs when he meets directly with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during closed-door G7 meetings this week. Canada’s Finance Minister acknowledged the U.S. decision to... read more

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How to protect yourself when your bank’s online security fails

In the News   |   May 31, 2018

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Lost money is the least of your problems if you’re a victim in a data breach like the one that has affected as many as 90,000 Bank of Montreal and Simplii Financial clients. Both banks... read more

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Trudeau government to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain for $4.5-billion

In the News   |   May 30, 2018

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The Trudeau government is taking an extraordinary step in its push to ship more oil sands crude to global markets and will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5-billion after the company... read more

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Lack of funding forces Canada to abort mission on NASA telescope project

In the News   |   May 29, 2018

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A lack of funding has forced the Canadian Space Agency to abandon plans to participate in a NASA-led space telescope project that Canadian astronomers say is a top priority for the coming decade. The decision... read more

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