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‘Us little guys working our butts off, we can’t get ahead’ - Plus the plain-English explanation for why stocks are falling

Articles of Interest   |   February 14, 2018

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This quote is from a Washington Post article about some people in Louisville, Ky., who have been investing in bitcoin. Why bitcoin as opposed to, say, a sensible mix of stocks, bonds and cash? As one 35-year-old... read more

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Behind The News: What’s Happening In The Stock Markets

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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When breaking news or major events unfold, CFEE aims to provide helpful background for teachers. This will not be based on articles from The Globe and Mail and often will not have lesson plans in... read more

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Liberals unveil overhaul of environmental legislation for major resource projects

In the News   |   February 9, 2018

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The Liberal government has unveiled its plan to overhaul the assessment process for major resource projects, saying added environmental protections are needed to restore public trust in Ottawa’s approval of controversial pipelines, mines and hydro... read more

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NAFTA uncertainty hurts job creation, foreign investment, Canadian ambassador warns

In the News   |   February 6, 2018

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Canada’s ambassador to Washington says the three NAFTA partners need to wind up negotiations over the next two months because the uncertainty is creating a chill on investment and hurting job creation. Canadian Ambassador David... read more

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Economy firing 'on all cylinders’ as Canada sees best growth in six months

In the News   |   February 1, 2018

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Positive signs from a key Canadian economic indicator and an upbeat statement from the U.S. central bank injected a double-dose of optimism about the strength of the North American economy Wednesday – feeding expectations that... read more

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Liberals opt out of Canada Post overhaul

In the News   |   January 24, 2018

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In a move bound to frustrate reform advocates of both the left and the right, the Liberal government will announce on Wednesday that it has decided not to proceed with major changes to Canada Post.... read more

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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate again, but warns of NAFTA fallout

In the News   |   January 18, 2018

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The Bank of Canada is shifting its focus to NAFTA’s possible demise as it ponders what comes next after pushing its key interest rate to the highest level since the last recession. The central bank... 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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Route for Keystone XL approved, clearing way for Alberta oil

In the News   |   November 21, 2017

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Nebraska has approved an alternative route for TransCanada Corp.’s $8-billion (U.S.) Keystone XL pipeline, a ruling that removes a key hurdle in the decade long-quest to link Alberta’s oil sands to U.S. refineries on the... read more

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Video: Carrick Talks Money: Is Canada returning to an 'inflation nation'?

Videos   |   November 15, 2017

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Rob Carrick has a warning about average yearly prince inflation for Canadians.... read more

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NAFTA uncertainty weighs on auto-industry investment decisions

In the News   |   November 10, 2017

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The Trump administration’s proposals for new auto rules in the North American free-trade agreement appear to be influencing investment decisions even before a decision has been made on whether the agreement lives or dies. Auto... read more

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Canada aims for immigration boost to buttress economy as population ages

In the News   |   November 2, 2017

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The government says the plan will position Canada as a country that welcomes the world, particularly at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to toughen immigration rules in America. The plan is... read more

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Canadians see wage gains even as job growth slows

Lesson Plans   |   November 1, 2017

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In May, the Ontario government rolled out a wide-ranging labour plan which will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2019, as well as provide extra vacation time and equal pay for workers.... read more

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1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

Lesson Plans   |   October 30, 2017

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A recent report claims that Ontario’s rental vacancy rates will decline unless the government enacts policies that will encourage developers to build an average of at least 6,250 additional new apartment units annually. This lesson... read more

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Liberals to boost spending as hot economy shrinks deficit

In the News   |   October 25, 2017

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Bill Morneau delivered what he called a good news fiscal update Tuesday as Canada’s Finance Minister and his Liberal colleagues hope to turn the page on what has been a string of very bad days.... read more

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