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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.

Financial Literacy Month

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November is Financial Literacy Month: Test Your Capability

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 2, 2018

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The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education is delighted to announce that IG Wealth Management has stepped up to sponsor the Classroom Edition of The Globe and Mail. With help from The Globe, we will be... read more

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University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention

Lesson Plans   |   November 14, 2018

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This article explores ownership rights, conditions for successful startups and the role post-secondary institutions play in community development.... read more

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The case for school newspapers

Research & Findings   |   November 14, 2018

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In keeping with Research and Findings’ 2018 theme, we look at one practical approach to teaching students to be critical and rational thinkers: turning students themselves into journalists. Establishing a classroom/school newspaper/letter can provide opportunities... read more

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Toronto school board survey shows teenagers feeling increasingly lonely, nervous

In the News   |   November 14, 2018

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Teenagers are feeling increasingly nervous, lonely and worried about the future, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the country’s largest school board. Students’ emotional well-being has deteriorated since the last student and parent... read more

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Mutual funds, ETFs and advisers: Rob Carrick’s guide to socially responsible investing

In the News   |   November 13, 2018

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No matter how you want to invest, there’s a socially responsible way to do it. Exchange-traded funds (ETF) are your favourite investing tool? A new crop of ETFs offering different takes on socially responsible investing... read more

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Too much information?

Cartoons   |   November 12, 2018

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Statistics Canada's plan to obtain personal banking records is facing much criticism and will not go ahead until the federal privacy commissioner completes an investigation.

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Ontario’s throwback approach is no way to craft policy

Guest Column   |   November 9, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. No one should be surprised Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the upcoming increase in the province’s minimum wage. It was scheduled to jump... read more

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Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

In the News   |   November 9, 2018

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Canada’s banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients’ banking records without consent as the federal agency faced criticism from several fronts Thursday during a special Senate hearing. Statscan’s chief... read more

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Toronto startup Second Closet aims to ‘Uber-ize’ self-storage

Lesson Plans   |   November 9, 2018

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This is a case study demonstrating how innovation can be applied across sectors and how an established industry can be transformed by technology.... read more

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The case for 30-year mortgages as a financial stress reliever for new buyers

In the News   |   November 8, 2018

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The No. 1 question to ask about your next mortgage is not whether you got the lowest possible interest rate, or how fast you’ll pay it off. Instead, ask yourself this: How much stress will... read more

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Democrats take control of House as Republicans hold Senate

In the News   |   November 7, 2018

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Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives after midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but fell short of the electoral wave that they hoped would swamp Donald Trump’s presidency. The Democrats held the 218 House... read more

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Give me liberty or give me death

Cartoons   |   November 6, 2018

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Or maybe, as America went to the polls, it was a bit of both.

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Carrick Talks Money: Bonds not doing it for you? Try these alternatives

Videos   |   November 6, 2018

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Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick offers some ideas for conservative investors in a rising interest rate world.... read more

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Ottawa appoints former judge to oversee consultations with First Nations over Trans Mountain expansion

Lesson Plans   |   November 6, 2018

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This article outlines the federal government’s plan to address the concerns which led to the quashing of environmental permits for the project by the Federal Appeal Court.... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

In the News   |   November 5, 2018

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A new money rule for young adults: Get a credit card as soon as you start university or college and use it often. A personal finance writer is saying this – not a bank. Our... read more

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How to boost your failure quotient

Lesson Plans   |   November 2, 2018

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This article examines the concept of a failure quotient and goes on to offer advice on the type of mentors that a person needs and questions that should be asked in an interview.... read more

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Bank of Canada wants rates back to normal – here’s what that means for your mortgage, line of credit

In the News   |   November 2, 2018

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Today’s interest rates are still at jaw-dropping, forehead-slapping, eye-popping lows if you judge by historical standards. So when the Bank of Canada talks about bringing rates back to more normal levels, you better listen up.... read more

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