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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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Canada and China strike corporate hacking deal

In the News   |   June 26, 2017

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China has signed an agreement saying it will stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing Canadian private-sector trade secrets and proprietary technology. This industrial espionage accord was worked out this past Friday during high-level talks... read more

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Panel provides guidelines for safe cannabis use

In the News   |   June 23, 2017

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How do you minimize the health impacts of marijuana in a country where it is legal to smoke – or otherwise consume – the drug? As Canada approaches full legalization on July 1, 2018, a... read more

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Senators leave Liberals’ budget bill in limbo as MPs leave for summer recess

In the News   |   June 22, 2017

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Furious senators refused to pass the Liberal budget Wednesday evening, leaving the government’s agenda in limbo as members of Parliament left Ottawa for the summer recess. A flurry of events Wednesday pitted the Senate against... read more

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How high debt loads are hurting our children

In the News   |   June 22, 2017

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The debt of parents will be visited upon their children. That’s not a Bible quote. It’s economics. Some parents owe so much they can’t save adequately for their children to attend college or university, new... read more

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Liberal government to impose 15-day limits on solitary confinement

In the News   |   June 20, 2017

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Nearly a decade after teenager Ashley Smith died by self-strangulation in a solitary confinement cell, the Liberal government has introduced a bill that would place new restrictions on indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons but... read more

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Opioid sellers use Internet's dark corners to stump RCMP, China

In the News   |   June 19, 2017

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The RCMP and China’s Ministry of Public Security are being stymied in joint investigations to stem the smuggling of powerful synthetic opioids into Canada because the trade is largely conducted through the so-called Dark Web.... read more

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Report details recommendations for sustainable funding of Canadian media

In the News   |   June 16, 2017

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For years now, there has been a digital disconnect between the organizations that invest heavily in creating content – including journalism – and tech giants, such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., that are paid... read more

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Fire at London social-housing project raises questions about spending cuts

In the News   |   June 15, 2017

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Fouzi Zahra can’t get the children’s cries out of his mind. “I keep thinking about the screams of the children,” Mr. Zahra said as he fought back tears while standing a block away from the... read more

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How borrowers, savers and investors can prepare for higher interest rates

In the News   |   June 14, 2017

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The Bank of Canada has begun the process of slapping Canadians back to reality on interest rates. Economic growth is picking up and the central bank made it clear earlier this week that it’s looking... read more

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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to retire after decades of pushing boundaries

In the News   |   June 13, 2017

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She pushed boundaries and took risks, and her vision of Canada became predominant on the court she led, and in the country. On or off the court, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin was not afraid to... read more

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Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups with 2-0 victory over Nashville

In the News   |   June 12, 2017

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There was a moment in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs when things didn’t look so good for Sidney Crosby – or the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby happened to be in the wrong... read more

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May will work with 'friends' in Northern Irish DUP to achieve Brexit

In the News   |   June 9, 2017

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Theresa May says she will still form Britain’s next government, having visited the Queen after her stunning setback in Thursday’s election. Ms. May said Friday she will work with “our friends and allies” in Northern... read more

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Canadian universities in battle to retain top spots in global rankings

In the News   |   June 8, 2017

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Canadian universities have dropped on a world rankings table, with a decline in academic reputation for most schools driving this year’s results lower, according to a key global survey released Wednesday. The share of Canadian... read more

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Freeland questions U.S. leadership, says Canada must set own course

In the News   |   June 7, 2017

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will forge its own path on the world stage because Canada can no longer rely on Washington for global leadership. In a major speech setting the stage for... read more

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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains takes aim at wireless affordability

In the News   |   June 6, 2017

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The federal government says it is concerned about high cellphone prices and is ordering the telecom regulator to review a recent ruling on roaming that makes it harder for some small wireless companies to provide... read more

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