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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 pulls plug on meeting with North Korea’s Kim, blames leader’s ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’

In the News   |   May 25, 2018

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Donald Trump believed he had scored a foreign-policy triumph: After engaging in a Twitter war with Kim Jong-un, the U.S. President crowed that he was on the verge of getting North Korea to give up... read more

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Trudeau cabinet blocks Chinese takeover of Aecon over national security concerns

In the News   |   May 24, 2018

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The federal cabinet has invoked national security threats to block the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction giant Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned enterprise − a decision that is likely to cause a... read more

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Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul

In the News   |   May 23, 2018

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The federal Liberal government is aiming to protect children from high-conflict divorces, by emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by using neutral language for the sharing of parental responsibilities, in what would be the first... read more

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A gateway drug? Breaking down two commonly cited assertions by Tory senators as cannabis legalization nears

In the News   |   May 22, 2018

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As legislation to legalize recreational cannabis drags on in the Senate, two assertions about the drug are frequently cited by skeptics in the Red Chamber: that ending prohibition will lead to an increase in teen... read more

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Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate

In the News   |   May 18, 2018

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Conservatives think progressives worry too much about “political correctness” – words and attitudes that include, protect and above all don’t offend. Progressives respond that ‘what you call political correctness, I call progress,’ which is the... read more

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‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crises

In the News   |   May 17, 2018

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By combining 14 years’ worth of satellite data, scientists have captured a startling portrait of the world’s water supply undergoing rapid transformation. The new analysis points to areas where there is increasing potential for conflict... read more

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As mass killings horrify the world, Netanyahu’s circle dwindles

In the News   |   May 16, 2018

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“You have made history,” Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, said to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday as the two leaders, flanked by a discomfiting alliance of far-right politicians, ultra-Orthodox rabbis and evangelical preachers... read more

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How worried should parents be about apps and websites collecting children’s data?

In the News   |   May 15, 2018

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As a parent, you’re vigilant about your children’s use of digital media. You set limits on their screen time. You make sure the websites and mobile applications they use are age-appropriate. You supervise them while... read more

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Supreme Court of Canada to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years

In the News   |   May 14, 2018

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The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ensured that documents disclosing their secret inner workings will not be revealed during their lifetime – and possibly ever. The court has placed a 50-year embargo... read more

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‘We feel like pawns’: York University students grow increasingly angry over strike

In the News   |   May 11, 2018

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Students at York University are postponing applications to graduate school, losing jobs and facing delayed graduation, as the toll from the strike by part-time instructors and teaching assistants at the Toronto-area school mounts. If the... read more

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Eleven lawyers and counting: Pressure from China frustrates defence for arrested Canadian Falun Gong practitioner

In the News   |   May 10, 2018

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Sun Zan struggles to count how many lawyers she has hired − and then lost − as she tries to mount a legal defence of her sister, a wealthy Chinese-born Canadian citizen who has been... read more

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Iran threatens to restart nuclear program after Trump pulls U.S. from ‘horrible’ deal

In the News   |   May 9, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the theocratic regime in Tehran an opening to kick-start its nuclear weapons program and further distancing America from its key Western allies.... read more

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Toronto tops list of Canada’s most youth-friendly cities

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2018

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A first-ever ranking of Canada’s “most youthful” cities puts Toronto on top as the best place for young people to live, work and play, based on metrics such as the cost of a transit pass,... read more

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Hezbollah-led group’s gains in Lebanese election a win for Iran

In the News   |   May 8, 2018

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The geopolitical manoeuvrings in the Middle East took another small step in favour of Iran when the outcome of the Lebanese parliamentary election, the first in nine years, bolstered the support for an alliance led... read more

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Latest Mars mission could be last of its kind for years

In the News   |   May 7, 2018

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Thanks to a thick bank of predawn fog, Catherine Johnson couldn’t see the rocket when it blasted off early Saturday morning at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – but she could hear the... read more

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