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Cartoons   |   May 23, 2017

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Canada has been reacting quietly but firmly to US President Trump's threats to rip up NAFTA if he doesn't get the concessions he wants.

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

Lesson Plans   |   May 23, 2017

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In this article, Jason Pereira, a financial planner, examines Bill and Barbara’s retirement plan, and offers his professional recommendation on how they can better manage their investments. This lesson plan aims to highlight the importance... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 3, 2017

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A bewildering array of bluster, threats and flattery from President Trump has Canada and Mexico baffled about his trade policy intentions.

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Punching bags

Cartoons   |   May 1, 2017

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Mexico and Canada -- particularly Canada -- have become villains in the view of President Trump as he tries to soften them up in advance of NAFTA renegotiations.

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Ottawa posts $1.3-billion deficit in December

Lesson Plans   |   May 1, 2017

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In this article, Bill Curry reports that the Canadian government posted a $1.3 billion deficit in December, expanding the total federal deficit for the fiscal year, which has one quarter left, to $14 billion. This... read more

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

In the News   |   April 28, 2017

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Bill and Barbara want to retire as soon as possible. Bill is age 41, Barbara is 40. They have two children, ages 5 and 10. Barbara brings in $140,000 a year in a management job,... read more

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Liberals defer major tax pledge in 2017 federal budget

Lesson Plans   |   April 28, 2017

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This article provides a detailed summary of Canada’s 2017 federal budget. This lesson plan seeks to explore the budget creation process and the potential effects this budget will have on the Canadian economy for the... read more

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Trump changes course on NAFTA, drops threat to back out

In the News   |   April 27, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump has backed off a plan to start the process of withdrawing from the North American free-trade agreement after emergency talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.... read more

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Three common financial mistakes that too many people make

Lesson Plans   |   April 27, 2017

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In this article, Rob Carrick shares three misconceptions a significant number of Canadians have with respect to their personal financial rights and responsibilities. This lesson plan reviews these mistakes and highlights the importance of financial... read more

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Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

In the News   |   April 25, 2017

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Ontario will provide residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay with free income, part of the government’s plan to test whether the extra funds will help improve their job prospects and quality of life. The... read more

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Soaring rents still cheaper than owning a house

Lesson Plans   |   April 25, 2017

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In this article, Rob Carrick explains why renting an apartment is typically cheaper than owning a house. This lesson plan explores the important factors young adults should consider when deciding whether to rent or buy... read more

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Are we cowed?

Cartoons   |   April 24, 2017

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Even as US President Trump is trying to intimidate North Korea by sending warships to the region he is also opening fire on Canada's dairy sector.

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Ontario to tackle soaring housing market with multipronged plan

In the News   |   April 21, 2017

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Kathleen Wynne’s government has put its foot down on Ontario’s overheated housing market, slapping a tax on foreign buyers and introducing rent controls as part of a wide-reaching package of changes that some of the... read more

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Five key things the U.S. is eyeing in NAFTA revamp

In the News   |   March 31, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is circulating an eight-page draft letter to Congress outlining its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The missive lays out 40 agenda... read more

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Despite better GDP numbers, Canada’s economy still has one major weakness

Lesson Plans   |   March 31, 2017

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In this article, David Parkinson points out that while Canada’s GDP growth number continues to beat projections, the lack of business investment remains a major weakness. This lesson plan seeks to understand why businesses are... read more

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