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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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The New USMCA – What It Means and How We Got Here

Behind the Breaking News   |   October 3, 2018

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(Article by Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education) In the beginning … On January 1st, 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement – otherwise known as NAFTA – came into effect. That agreement,... read more

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Ten rules to break when job-hunting

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2018

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This article outlines 10 rules that can be broken when applying for a job and goes on to offer advice on behaviours to avoid and good habits and traits to identify.... read more

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Gone to pot

Cartoons   |   October 17, 2018

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The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

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First legal purchase of recreational cannabis made in St. John’s, marking end of Canadian prohibition

In the News   |   October 17, 2018

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Ian Power became one of the first people in Canada in nearly a century to own a gram of legal recreational cannabis. The 46-year-old from St. John’s arrived outside Canopy Growth Corp.’s Tweed store at... read more

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Chrystia Freeland says Canada ‘very troubled’ by disappearance of Saudi journalist

In the News   |   October 16, 2018

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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister telephoned her counterpart in Saudi Arabia on Monday to raise concerns about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Chrystia Freeland says the government has no plans to suspend a... read more

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Young drivers at increased risk of driving accidents up to five hours after consuming cannabis, study finds

In the News   |   October 15, 2018

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Younger drivers are more at risk of crashing a vehicle up to five hours after they consume cannabis, according to a new clinical trial at McGill University that researchers say underscores the need for Canadians... read more

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Hot pursuit

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2018

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Canada's Conservative provincial premiers are for the most part opposed to Ottawa's carbon pricing plan.

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How to use your mental hardware

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2018

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This month we review promising practices in the teaching of rationality and one of its primary components, critical thinking. Physical science can explain a great deal about our brains and the role played by genetics... read more

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Saudi Arabia warns against sanctions as pressure mounts over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

In the News   |   October 14, 2018

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Saudi Arabia lashed out at its critics on Sunday and vowed it would respond to sanctions or other punitive steps “with even greater action” as pressure continued to mount on the kingdom over the disappearance... read more

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No obligation for Indigenous consultation during federal law-making, Supreme Court says

In the News   |   October 12, 2018

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The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the arguments of an Alberta First Nation that said Indigenous people must be consulted when the federal government is drafting laws that could affect treaty rights. In a... read more

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At Ottawa’s 100 Murray St., the push for a “zero carbon” building

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2018

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This article identifies efforts that Sun Life Financial Inc. is making to create a building which has a carbon footprint as close as possible to zero.... read more

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If households are this financially stressed now, how much misery is coming as rates rise?

In the News   |   October 11, 2018

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Two weeks ahead of what will likely be the next leg up for interest rates comes a warning of how much stress households already feel about money. Updating its Financial Health Index for 2018, a... read more

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Canada abandons Michaëlle Jean’s Francophonie candidacy

In the News   |   October 10, 2018

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Ottawa has abandoned its campaign to back Michaëlle Jean’s bid for a second mandate as the secretary-general of the Francophonie. Liberal officials said the government decided to stop supporting Ms. Jean’s re-election rather than risk... read more

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Lane change: Uber boosts Toronto R&D to speed up strategic shift

Lesson Plans   |   October 9, 2018

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This article examines the thinking behind Uber’s agenda to push the technology behind the business.... read more

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Kremlin gremlin

Cartoons   |   October 9, 2018

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Russian intelligence has been meddling in the affairs of Western nations in a variety of ways.

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

In the News   |   October 9, 2018

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The world is failing in its effort to avert catastrophic climate change, a United Nations panel warned on Monday, and the result will be more deaths and climate refugees due to extreme weather and rising... read more

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This is the No. 1 wealth-killer in your household budget

In the News   |   October 5, 2018

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As a personal finance guy, I find two things to dislike about trends in car payments. One is the increasing preference for car loans with terms of eight years or more. The other is the... read more

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