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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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Seven things I’ve learned about investing

Lesson Plans   |   September 28, 2016

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This article presents readers with seven key lessons John Heinzl, an investment reporter and columnist, has learned from his 20 years of experience as an investor. Students will find this article highly informative, especially if... read more

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320,000 newcomers came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971

In the News   |   September 29, 2016

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More than 300,000 newcomers arrived in Canada in the past year, the highest number since modern record-keeping began, new estimates show. In the past year to July, 320,932 immigrants landed in the country, the largest... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – September 2016

Quizzes   |   September 29, 2016

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in September. How many medals did Canada win at the Rio Olympic Games? 15 18 22 27... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz - September 2016

Quizzes   |   September 29, 2016

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Here are the answers to our quiz on key news topics from September, plus some additional background information.   1. How many medals did Canada win at the Rio Olympic Games? Answer: c Additional notes:... read more

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Reality bites

Cartoons   |   September 28, 2016

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The morning after the first presidential debate, the world woke up to the starkness of the choice presented in the U.S. election.

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Liberals approve Pacific NorthWest LNG project with environmental conditions

In the News   |   September 28, 2016

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The federal Liberal cabinet has approved construction of an $11.4-billion terminal to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia, subject to the project’s owners meeting an array of conditions designed to reduce the proposal’s... read more

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Clinton, Trump offer starkly different visions in first debate

In the News   |   September 27, 2016

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In their first head-on confrontation of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton left Donald Trump bruised in an encounter that underscored questions about his temperament and preparedness. The two candidates clashed for 90 tense and combative... read more

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How a Trump presidency would affect Canada’s economy

Lesson Plans   |   September 26, 2016

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This article explores the potential effects of Donald Trump’s economic policies on Canada’s economy.... read more

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No deals for Panama Papers ‘tax cheats’: Canada Revenue Agency

In the News   |   September 26, 2016

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Ottawa is cracking down on a growing number of Canadians named in the Panama Papers, with the Canada Revenue Agency warning the 2,671 individuals or firms under review they should not expect a negotiated settlement.... read more

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Politics of fear

Cartoons   |   September 26, 2016

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The Trump presidential campaign is under fire for comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of candy in which there are a few pieces that could kill people.

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Clinton stresses jobs for middle class to quell simmering discontent

Lesson Plans   |   September 23, 2016

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As the U.S. election enters its final phase, Joanna Slater reports on  a key issue for Democrat Hillary Clinton. In a related election article on September 1 entitled On immigration, Trump tried to gut his own... read more

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First Nations coalition ramps up opposition to pipelines

In the News   |   September 23, 2016

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A coalition of First Nations leaders is ratcheting up pressure on Canada’s oil sands industry, vowing to collectively oppose and actively resist any increased transport of crude through their traditional territories. At press conferences in... read more

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Scotiabank – Economics Publications

Post-Secondary Education   |   September 23, 2016

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  We are pleased to be able to add the most current issues of all publicly available reports prepared by the Scotiabank Economics team. You can access the reports by clicking here. These reports are... read more

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Canada’s new UN ambasssador outlines his vision for the future

In the News   |   September 22, 2016

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Canada’s new ambassador to the United Nations says it needs reform and should adopt the Liberal government’s more-collaborative approach to problem-solving as a way to break down the bureaucratic isolation that frequently exists between UN... read more

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Seven things to know about China’s overseas anti-corruption campaign

In the News   |   September 21, 2016

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Using code names such as Fox Hunt and Skynet, China has been urging its trade partners to extradite officials it believes are guilty of economic crimes. The effort is critical to the legitimacy of President... read more

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Nature of peacekeeping no longer fits demands of conflict zones: Sajjan

Lesson Plans   |   September 21, 2016

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Reporting on Canada’s return to its more traditional role as peacekeeper, Steven Chase contrasts today’s demands on peacekeepers with those of the past.... read more

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