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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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UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback

Lesson Plans   |   November 20, 2017

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Simona Chiose outlines the controversy over UBC’s recent freedom-of-expression statement, relating it to the polarizing politics of recent years.... read more

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Canadians’ debt burden keeps climbing, hits record in third quarter

In the News   |   December 15, 2017

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Canadian households’ debt loads rose to another record high in the third quarter, as mortgage debt continued to climb despite rising interest rates. Statistics Canada reported that the ratio of household credit-market debt to disposable... read more

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bookmark Organ donations are surging in Canada, data show
Organ donations are surging in Canada, data show

In the News   |   December 14, 2017

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The number of organ donations from deceased Canadians has surged in recent years, boosted by improvements in the organ donation system, such as having specialized hospital staff to identify and refer potential donors, according to... read more

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Democrat Doug Jones scores upset win over Roy Moore in Alabama

In the News   |   December 13, 2017

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The Democrats have snatched a formerly safe Republican Senate seat after the GOP splintered over its own nominee, an anti-gay, anti-Muslim former judge accused of molesting underage girls. After trailing much of the night, Democrat... read more

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Ten per cent of Ontario college students withdraw from semester following strike

Articles of Interest   |   December 13, 2017

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In the wake of the province’s longest-running college strike, a tenth of full-time students at Ontario’s colleges have withdrawn from their courses this term. For many, the decision to drop out is a gamble that... read more

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Up to 100,000 Canadians could wrongly be on no-fly list, research suggests

In the News   |   December 12, 2017

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The federal government won’t disclose how many people are on the country’s no-fly list, but research by two University of Western Ontario students suggests as many as 100,000 Canadians are being falsely flagged as suspected... read more

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Roy Moore's bid for U.S. Senate seat puts Trump populism to the test

In the News   |   December 11, 2017

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It was supposed to be a cakewalk for the Republicans: A special election to fill a vacant Senate seat in one of the nation’s deepest-red states. But Tuesday’s vote in Alabama has turned into a... read more

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bookmark Nearly two-thirds of Canadians feel holiday spending is ‘out of control’
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians feel holiday spending is ‘out of control’

In the News   |   December 8, 2017

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Canadians are feeling spread thin this month. Two in every five people can’t afford the extra costs that come with the holiday season but feel pressured to take part anyway, especially when it comes to... read more

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Globe in Jerusalem: Palestinian leaders decry Trump’s decision

In the News   |   December 7, 2017

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On a cool, rainy Wednesday night in central Jerusalem, the streets were oddly quiet. Even the area in front of the U.S. consulate was largely devoid of protesters. But that was before President Donald Trump... read more

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Canada will not move embassy to Jerusalem, federal government says

In the News   |   December 6, 2017

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The Trudeau government says it will not move the Canadian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem amid reports U.S. President Donald Trump will relocate the American embassy to the holy city and recognize it as the... read more

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Trudeau presses human rights, cases of jailed Canadians, with China

In the News   |   December 5, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded the achievements of his second official visit to China, and his efforts to raise human rights concerns, after the widely anticipated launch of trade talks with Beijing was delayed by... read more

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Canada redoubling diplomatic efforts on North Korea

In the News   |   December 4, 2017

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is uncertain about North Korea’s ability to hit North America with a long-range nuclear-tipped missile, but it is redoubling diplomatic efforts to discourage Pyongyang’s “dangerously destabilizing” ambitions. Despite... read more

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White House plan to replace Tillerson would cap unprecedented period in U.S. foreign policy

In the News   |   December 1, 2017

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The first time Rex Tillerson met Donald Trump, the Texas oilman walked away with the job of secretary of state. It was all downhill after that. In his 10 months as top diplomat for the... read more

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Supreme Court of Canada nominee Sheilah Martin an advocate for equality

In the News   |   November 30, 2017

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She grew up in a family of modest means, babysitting and working in the fast-food industry to pay for school. As a young researcher and professor in the mid-1980s, she faced criticism for organizing a... read more

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Ontario college strike could cost some students places in programs

Articles of Interest   |   November 29, 2017

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College students could lose their entire academic year and not get back into the programs in which they are currently enrolled if they drop courses as a result of the five-week strike in Ontario this... read more

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As North Korea missile threat grows, Canada to host foreign ministers

In the News   |   November 29, 2017

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Canada and the United States say they will co-host a meeting of foreign ministers on North Korea following the latest intercontinental ballistic missile test by the rogue state, which experts warn demonstrated the technical capacity... read more

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