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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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Trump attempts to pivot with Latinos, but the damage is done

In the News   |   August 26, 2016

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When it comes to Donald Trump and Latino voters this November, the only question that remains is whether the result is going to be merely bad or seriously awful, damaging the Republican Party for years... read more

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Opioid overuse is creating ‘lost generation,’ expert says

In the News   |   August 25, 2016

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Opioids overuse is the “worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history,” a leading expert on workers’ compensation told Canadian physicians Wednesday, urging them to take tough and immediate action to address the problem. Dr. Gary... read more

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Low oil prices, costly wildfire push Alberta's deficit to nearly $11-billion

In the News   |   August 24, 2016

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Alberta is facing the longest recession in its recorded history and the province’s Finance Minister is warning that the provincial government won’t be able to create enough jobs to employ the thousands of Albertans currently... read more

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Climate change a significant threat to public health, CMA members hear

In the News   |   August 23, 2016

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Climate change is the “greatest global health threat of the 21st century,” so it is incumbent that physicians take a stand to protect their patients, one of the world’s leading human-rights advocates says. “Responding to... read more

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Kelly: Medals, class and poise: Canada on top in Rio

In the News   |   August 22, 2016

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For many of the big names here, this was not an Olympics destined for pride of place in the national memory box. The host nation spent three weeks fending off complaints about organizational minutiae. The... read more

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RIO 2016 Andre De Grasse justifies claim to Bolt’s sprinting throne with 200-metre silver

In the News   |   August 19, 2016

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 Usain Bolt has been suggesting all week in Rio that Andre De Grasse will one day inherit sprinting’s throne. On Thursday night, the Canadian sprinter showed why. When the two men faced each other in the... read more

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Ottawa pledges deradicalization hire despite skepticism at anti-terror effectiveness

In the News   |   August 18, 2016

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Following the fatal police shooting of would-be suicide bomber Aaron Driver, Canada’s Public Safety Minister says the Liberals will “up our game” in the fight against terrorism by imminently hiring a deradicalization adviser. “What the... read more

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Canada's Derek Drouin wins Olympic gold in men's high jump final

In the News   |   August 17, 2016

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The way Derek Drouin sees it, there’s just something different about an Olympic medal. After bringing home bronze in London four years ago, the decorated Canadian high jumper admitted he cherished that medal more than... read more

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TDSB denies allegations of negligence in lawsuit over students’ safety

In the News   |   August 16, 2016

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The Toronto District School Board and an elementary school principal said they behaved like a “prudent parent” to protect two students, despite claims that the children faced repeated threats and assaults inflicted by a classmate... read more

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Finance Minister should reconsider inflation targeting

Guest Column   |   August 15, 2016

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Jim Stanford is the Harold Innis industry professor of economics at McMaster University. The federal Liberals have successfully engineered an about-face in public attitudes toward fiscal policy. Rejecting the previous preoccupation with balanced budgets, Prime... read more

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Bolt wins gold again, Canada's De Grasse takes bronze in 100 metres final

In the News   |   August 15, 2016

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The fastest men on Earth don’t hold that title for very long. Age and injury inevitably catches up with them, and whatever greatness they achieved on the track is gone almost as quickly as it... read more

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Penny Oleksiak sets Canadian record with gold medal, fourth of Olympics

In the News   |   August 12, 2016

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Penny Oleksiak has carved a golden place in Canadian sporting history, winning her fourth swimming medal at the Rio Summer Olympics – the most medals claimed by a Canadian athlete at one Summer Games. The... read more

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Suspect killed in Southern Ontario

In the News   |   August 11, 2016

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A man who was under a peace bond for fear he might commit a terrorism offence was killed in Strathroy, a small Southern Ontario town, on Wednesday after the RCMP determined the force had to... read more

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Canadian auto industry at 'crossroads’ ahead of labour talks

In the News   |   August 10, 2016

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Labour negotiations are set to kick off between the Detroit Three auto makers and the union representing Canadian auto workers Wednesday at a key moment for the industry in this country. During the last major... read more

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Trump renews threat to leave NAFTA in speech on economy

In the News   |   August 9, 2016

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is doubling down on a threat to quit NAFTA if he wins in November, vowing to seek a “total renegotiation” of the free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and to... read more

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