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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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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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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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Educate yourself on franchises before starting one of your own

Lesson Plans   |   May 19, 2017

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This article offers advice to would-be franchisees and provokes thinking about franchises in a different way.... read more

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Hockey blade company looks to score in American market

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2017

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This article discusses the introduction of a new product targeting hockey players and how the company is marketing the product.... read more

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Why you can thank multiculturalism for Canada's strong population growth

Lesson Plans   |   May 15, 2017

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John Ibbitson reports on historical demographic shifts revealed by data from the 2016 census and the economic challenges these present. For the first time in history, Canadians over the age of 65 outnumber children, while... read more

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Nuclear neighbours: China and North Korea at the edge of patience

Lesson Plans   |   May 11, 2017

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In his comprehensive article, Nathan Vanderklippe reviews the historical relationship between North Korea and China, detailing the reasons why China appears to be distancing itself from its former close ally.... read more

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

Lesson Plans   |   May 9, 2017

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This article examines the initiative called Aspire which seeks to give every secondary school student a work-related experience and to develop a closer and smoother relationship between the school and the workplace.... read more

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Trump’s bid to reverse climate agenda puts pressure on Ottawa

Lesson Plans   |   May 5, 2017

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This article examines some of the problems that would be created for Canada if Donald Trump’s desire to reverse climate-change policies established by the Obama administration is realized.... read more

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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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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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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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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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Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces

Lesson Plans   |   April 21, 2017

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Mike Hager examines some of the potential problems and challenges for provinces in the federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by July, 2018.... read more

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