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Trade deficit shrinks to near zero as exports jump to record

Lesson Plans   |   May 31, 2017

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In this article, David Parkinson reports on the factors that caused Canada’s trade deficit to shrink in March. This lesson plan seeks to highlight the factors that caused the shrinkage and examine its implications.... read more

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Canada Infrastructure Bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario

Lesson Plans   |   May 29, 2017

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This article and lesson plan explore the pros and cons of funding high-speed rail in Alberta and Ontario using the Canada Infrastructure Bill (CIB).... read more

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Ottawa crafting plan to boost use of zero-emission vehicles

In the News   |   May 26, 2017

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The federal government is developing a strategy to get more zero-emission vehicles on Canada’s roads, a process that has sparked a battle between the environmental lobby and the auto industry as each seeks to shape... read more

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Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

Lesson Plans   |   May 25, 2017

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In this article, Rachelle Younglai details the Ontario government’s plan to introduce a basic income, which will provide 4,000 residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay with an opportunity to either improve their quality of... read more

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Take it easy

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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Canada Infrastructure Bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario

In the News   |   May 11, 2017

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High-speed rail lines in Alberta and Southern Ontario are the types of projects that could be funded through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the federal Infrastructure Minister said during a day-long debate over the government’s $35-billion... read more

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Trade deficit shrinks to near zero as exports jump to record

In the News   |   May 4, 2017

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Canada’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to near-zero in March, as a surge in demand for Canadian goods, especially among non-U.S. trading partners, lifted exports to record levels. Statistics Canada estimated the trade deficit at a... 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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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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