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Swelling household debt likely to slow consumer spending: Conference Board

Lesson Plans   |   March 28, 2017

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According to the Conference Board of Canada, rising household debt will limit consumer spending growth in 2017. This lesson plan examines why household debt has risen to such high levels and the potential effect a... read more

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Lack of financial literacy hampering couple’s investment goals

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2017

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This article profiles Margaret and John, a couple with a combined annual income of $244,000 but lacking in financial literacy. Their situation demonstrates why financial literacy is an important life skill which has tangible effects... read more

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Many Canadians too cash-strapped to raise children

Lesson Plans   |   March 22, 2017

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This article chronicles the dilemma facing Mike and Melissa. They want to have two kids, but after the birth of their first they realize that nurturing a child is highly expensive. This lesson plan lays... read more

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A guide to the ongoing saga involving Trump, his inner circle and Russia

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2017

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Adrian Morrow summarizes key issues and players in the mounting scandal over possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign personnel and Russian operatives during the 2016 campaign, relative to the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails... read more

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Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll

Lesson Plans   |   March 16, 2017

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Shawn McCarthy reports on key findings of a recent Angus Reid poll, which shows that 47% of Canadians feel the number of refugees being taken in by Canada is about right, but a significant number,... read more

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Huggies Campaign: When promoting a good cause is good for the bottom line

Lesson Plans   |   March 13, 2017

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This article discusses a new approach to advertising that appears to advance the profitability of the company.... read more

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Modern furniture retailer faces classic kinks in customer service

Lesson Plans   |   March 9, 2017

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This article is a case study of a relative newcomer to the furniture industry in Canada.... read more

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How to be a rebel, but not a troublemaker, at work

Lesson Plans   |   March 6, 2017

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This article differentiates between a troublemaker and a rebel, outlining basic characteristics of each and offering rebels some advice on how to avoid becoming a troublemaker.... read more

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Conservative leadership candidates reject Michael Chong’s carbon-tax proposal

Lesson Plans   |   March 3, 2017

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This article examines the Conservative leadership candidates’ negative reaction to a proposal from candidate Michael Chong to establish a carbon tax as a plank in the federal Conservative Party’s platform.... read more

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Canada open to global economy amid rising threat of protectionism: Freeland

Lesson Plans   |   February 28, 2017

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This article and its lesson plan examine Canada’s place in today’s dynamic global economy. The Canadian government is undertaking a seemingly contrarian strategy of seeking trade agreements with other nations, in a world which increasingly... read more

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Trump press aides pledge to tell the truth. Just don’t ask about statistics

Lesson Plans   |   February 23, 2017

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Simon Houpt reports on the ongoing tensions between mainstream media and the Trump administration about factual reporting. He notes that in one exchange about the numbers of attendees at Mr. Trump’s inauguration, a White House... read more

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Canadian values test could equally apply to white supremacists: Leitch

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 2017

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Laura Stone reports on Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s response to critics of her campaign promise to test new immigrants for “Canadian values.” Some have claimed that her proposed policy towards immigrants may have helped... read more

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McDonald’s new nut policy draws swift backlash

Lesson Plans   |   February 17, 2017

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This article details the changes McDonald’s is making to its menu options and the implications for the community.... read more

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The MultiCapital Scorecard: A practical guide to sustainability

Lesson Plans   |   February 15, 2017

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This article discusses a method of measuring sustainability within an organization.... read more

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Trudeau’s oil sands ‘phase-out’ comments spark anger in Alberta

Lesson Plans   |   February 10, 2017

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This article outlines Prime Minister Trudeau’s explanation of how he reconciles pipeline approvals with his environmental position and reveals the hostile reaction his “phase-out” comment received in Alberta.... read more

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