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Trudeau cabinet blocks Chinese takeover of Aecon over national security concerns

In the News   |   May 24, 2018

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The federal cabinet has invoked national security threats to block the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction giant Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned enterprise − a decision that is likely to cause a... read more

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As economy firms, Poloz remains cautious on rates amid high debt levels

In the News   |   May 2, 2018

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is grappling with powerful and conflicting economic forces that are complicating his efforts to wean the economy off the low interest rates that are fuelling excessive borrowing. On the... read more

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Strong and what?

Cartoons   |   April 25, 2018

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Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional guarantee of free trade between provinces.

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World Bank study on South Africa exposes ANC’s failure to reduce poverty

In the News   |   April 6, 2018

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Nearly a quarter of a century after apartheid ended, South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world by any measure, and race is still one of the biggest determinants of income and wealth,... read more

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2018 Ontario budget: Liberals go into the red with billions in spending promises

In the News   |   March 29, 2018

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Ontario is plunging back into red ink for at least the next six years as the province’s Liberal government promises billions in new spending on marquee social programs only weeks before a spring election. The... read more

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Beijing warns of ‘people’s war’ against U.S.: Chinese consumers now global superpower

In the News   |   March 23, 2018

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As China plots its response to a White House determined to extract blood on trade, Beijing’s leadership knows it cannot match U.S. military or economic might. But Chinese decision makers also know they now oversee... read more

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Many Ontarians will pay a steep price if Doug Ford keeps his budget promises

Guest Column   |   March 19, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. Ontarians watched with fascination as provincial Progressive Conservatives demonstrated their proficiency at counting leadership ballots. Now, voters are waiting to see if the... read more

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The Threat of a Global Trade War – Will the U.S. Actually Fire the First Shot?

Behind the Breaking News   |   March 15, 2018

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(Article by Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education) Stock markets responded negatively to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would place a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported... read more

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Man of steel

Cartoons   |   March 8, 2018

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President Trump threatened to slap large tariffs on imported steel, but later seemed to be wavering in the case of Canada.

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Liberals set to roll out billions of dollars in second phase of infrastructure funding

In the News   |   March 8, 2018

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After months of negotiations, Amarjeet Sohi says he’s ready to launch the Liberal government’s centrepiece infrastructure program for major new projects across the country. The federal Infrastructure Minister announced his first deal on Wednesday –... read more

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Free trade goes out the door with resignation of Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn

In the News   |   March 7, 2018

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Right up until the end, Gary Cohn was trying to change Donald Trump’s mind. This week, Mr. Cohn, the president’s chief economic adviser, planned to host a meeting where executives could tell Mr. Trump how... read more

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Liberals spend extra cash on scientific research, job programs for women

In the News   |   February 28, 2018

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The Liberal government is spending the extra cash from a stronger economy on a wide range of areas – particularly scientific research and job programs for women – with a budget that also takes a... read more

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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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What’s Happening In The Stock Markets

Behind the Breaking 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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