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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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Swelling household debt likely to slow consumer spending: Conference Board

Lesson Plans   |   March 28, 2017

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According to the Conference Board of Canada, rising household debt will limit consumer spending growth in 2017. This lesson plan examines why household debt has risen to such high levels and the potential effect a... read more

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Most Canadians get timely medical treatment: report

In the News   |   March 28, 2017

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A report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information suggests that three of every four people in the country receive priority procedures within the recommended time frames. A new report suggests three out of four... read more

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Cartoons   |   March 27, 2017

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American and British airlines have banned the use of electronic devices larger than a cellphone on flights from some Muslim-majority countries.

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Hidden dangers lie in Liberals’ proposed parliamentary rule changes

In the News   |   March 27, 2017

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When opposition MPs used procedural tactics to delay last Wednesday’s budget for half an hour, it was the parliamentary way of jumping up and down and screaming to get attention. They did it because they... read more

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CEO of McDonald's Canada shares an often overlooked tip for career success

Videos   |   March 27, 2017

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The Globe and Mail’s marketing reporter Susan Krashinsky meets with John Betts, the CEO of McDonald’s Canada and Chris Overholt, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee to discuss the Ten Thousand Coffees mentorship program.... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2017

Quizzes   |   March 27, 2017

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in March. Canada is known for its openness to refugees. What other population group does Canada attract?... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2017

Quizzes   |   March 27, 2017

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Canada is known for its openness to refugees. What other population group does Canada attract? Answer: c... read more

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McGill under fire after Andrew Potter resigns over Quebec column flap

In the News   |   March 24, 2017

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Pressure is intensifying on McGill University to explain why a high-profile academic administrator stepped down after writing a controversial opinion piece, with the school releasing a statement on Thursday aiming to assure its community it... read more

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Lack of financial literacy hampering couple’s investment goals

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2017

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This article profiles Margaret and John, a couple with a combined annual income of $244,000 but lacking in financial literacy. Their situation demonstrates why financial literacy is an important life skill which has tangible effects... read more

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Liberals defer major tax pledge in 2017 federal budget

In the News   |   March 23, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau has put off tax hikes on wealthier Canadians, delivering a budget Wednesday that promises new money for job training, child care and social housing but offers no plan to improve the... read more

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The new wave of terrorism in Britain

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2017

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It was an agonizing explosion of unthinkable terrorist violence that lasted a few minutes, killed five people and destroyed dozens of lives. And it was, in several ways, an example of the new, low-technology terrorism... read more

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Cartoons   |   March 23, 2017

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Raging controversy over who bugged whom and what's been discovered is consuming the early days of the Trump administration.

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Many Canadians too cash-strapped to raise children

Lesson Plans   |   March 22, 2017

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This article chronicles the dilemma facing Mike and Melissa. They want to have two kids, but after the birth of their first they realize that nurturing a child is highly expensive. This lesson plan lays... read more

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Canada mulls joining U.S., Britain on electronics ban for flights

In the News   |   March 22, 2017

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is evaluating intelligence passed on by the United States to determine if it should require passengers travelling from some Middle East countries to pack all large electronic devices other... read more

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FBI confirms Russia-Trump election probe, warns Moscow will try again

In the News   |   March 21, 2017

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s election and ensure the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The explosive confirmation came from FBI Director James... read more

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Canadians value, worry about country’s supply of fresh water: poll

In the News   |   March 20, 2017

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Canadians see fresh water as the country’s most important resource, but worry the country faces a growing risk to the quality and adequate supply of clean water, a new poll from the Royal Bank of... read more

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