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Sneaky business

Lesson Plans   |   September 25, 2017

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This article explores the phenomenon of the resale of sneakers at a significant profit. Some entrepreneurs have built successful businesses and others engage in this activity as a hobby.... read more

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'It put a big mission on our shoulders'

Lesson Plans   |   September 21, 2017

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This article describes how Syrian refugees who were entrepreneurs in their home country are working towards being entrepreneurs in Canada.... read more

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Kim 'begging for war,' Washington warns as N. Korea gets weapon that can threaten U.S.

Lesson Plans   |   September 18, 2017

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In the aftermath of North Korea’s apparently successful test of an advanced—probably hydrogen—nuclear device, Nathan VanderKlippe reports on increased tensions between North Korea and its sworn enemy, the United States.... read more

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Trudeau pledges to end Indian Act in cabinet shuffle

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2017

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The three reporters detail the results of the Liberal Government’s recent cabinet shuffle, with an emphasis on the two new departments charged with, among other goals, ending the contentious Indian Act.... read more

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Environment v. economy: Canada’s brewing political battle

Lesson Plans   |   September 11, 2017

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This article examines the debate that is developing between environmental protection issues spearheaded by the federal Liberals and economic concerns being championed by the Conservatives.... read more

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The top 15 productivity tips

Lesson Plans   |   September 6, 2017

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This article identifies 15 tips to assist managers in their efforts to be efficient and effective on the job.... read more

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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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