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While not without his hiccups, Trump surely had a successful 2017

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2018

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John Ibbitson argues that President Trump (at least from his own point of view) had a very successful first year in office. In an editorial a day later entitled If you think Trump is bad... read more

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A miracle on main street (Lesson one)

Lesson Plans   |   January 12, 2018

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The article is a series of case studies on small businesses across Canada. There are two lessons related to this one article. This is lesson one.... read more

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A miracle on main street (Lesson two)

Lesson Plans   |   January 12, 2018

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The article is a series of case studies on small businesses across Canada. There are two lessons related to this one article. This is lesson two.... read more

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We need to talk about bad management

Lesson Plans   |   January 10, 2018

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This article examines how widespread bad management truly is and how we need to have a realistic look at ourselves to see the potential we have to be bad managers ourselves.  ... read more

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Liberals talk tough over imposing carbon taxes across all provinces

Lesson Plans   |   January 8, 2018

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This article outlines the reaction of some of the provinces to the federal government’s stated intention to impose a carbon tax on January 19, 2019 on any province that does not meet Ottawa’s standards on... read more

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UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback

Lesson Plans   |   November 20, 2017

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Simona Chiose outlines the controversy over UBC’s recent freedom-of-expression statement, relating it to the polarizing politics of recent years.... read more

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Mueller's Russia investigation extends beyond collusion

Lesson Plans   |   November 16, 2017

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Joanna Slater summarizes developments in the US Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 American election.... read more

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We absolutely have a problem: Canada’s tech sector gender gap

Lesson Plans   |   November 13, 2017

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The article outlines the gender and diversity gap within the tech sector in Canada. It includes data that demonstrate the gap as well as data that show the contributions gender and diversity make.... read more

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Why family businesses outperform their publicly traded rivals

Lesson Plans   |   November 9, 2017

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The article examines the contributions family-owned businesses make to the community.... read more

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Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

Lesson Plans   |   November 7, 2017

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This article examines some of the new and imaginative ideas that Sidewalk Labs is proposing for its development of a 12-acre district on Toronto’s waterfront.... read more

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A “ridiculously simple” three-part formula for managing people

Lesson Plans   |   November 3, 2017

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This article explores ways in which companies can assess and manage people to maximize the likelihood of the greatest success. It identifies questions to ask in assessing staff and presents a Star Chart to help... 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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A reality check for millennial couple’s ambitious retirement goals

Lesson Plans   |   October 27, 2017

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Andy (who is 35 years old) and his wife, Angela (32 years old) are recent immigrants to Canada. They earn a combined income of $163,000 annually, and save more than 15% of their income each... read more

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How to get ahead when your income is hardly growing

Lesson Plans   |   October 25, 2017

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According to Rob Carrick, there are three strategies to get ahead financially: career growth, wealth management and prudent spending. This lesson plan examines each strategy in depth.... read more

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