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Custom lesson plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your classroom. We're here to make your job just a little easier. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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What if today’s economy is as good as it gets for your personal finances?

In the News   |   November 28, 2018

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It’s not too soon to start preparing for the next economic downturn. Shrink your debts, build savings and avoid new entanglements that will place additional strain on your finances. Plan for weak stock markets, squishy... read more

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Collision course

Cartoons   |   November 28, 2018

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The reality of GM's decision to close its Oshawa plant crashes into Ontario Premier Doug Ford's favourite slogan.

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2018

Quizzes   |   November 28, 2018

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in November Canada is the first industrial country to legalize what? Cannabis Health care Helmets for motorcyclists... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – November 2018

Quizzes   |   November 28, 2018

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Here are the answers to our November quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1.  Canada is the first industrial country to legalize what? Answer: a Additional notes: Canada legalized recreational use... read more

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One in four Ontario postsecondary students lack basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say

Articles of Interest   |   November 28, 2018

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About a quarter of graduating students in Ontario’s postsecondary programs lack adequate literacy and numeracy skills, according to new research from the government agency that monitors the system. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario... read more

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Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing

In the News   |   November 27, 2018

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NASA’s Mars InSight probe has landed at what appears to be a beautifully boring location – a fortunate outcome that should expedite the mission’s primary aim of exploring the planet’s interior with seismic and other... read more

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Money talks

Cartoons   |   November 26, 2018

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Donald Trump is turning a blind eye to the murder of a journalist to protect America's business interests in Saudi Arabia.

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General Motors to shut down Oshawa plant in global restructuring

In the News   |   November 26, 2018

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General Motors is shuttering its plant in Oshawa as part of a restructuring of its global operations to focus on autonomous and zero-emission vehicles, sources say. Two sources, who were briefed on General Motors’ plan,... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

Lesson Plans   |   November 22, 2018

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A propos of financial literacy month in Canada, Rob Carrick examines changes in attitudes among young Canadians regarding credit cards. Noting that using credit is necessary to establish a credit rating, Mr. Carrick also reports... read more

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You’re raw meat for a food industry that knows how to get you to spend more to feed your family

In the News   |   November 22, 2018

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The food industry is eating your lunch. By appealing to your need for convenience, food producers and retailers are getting you to spend extra on prepared foods and restaurant meals rather than cooking for yourself.... read more

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Ford government rejects Ryerson’s plan for new law school

In the News   |   November 21, 2018

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The Ontario government has rejected Ryerson University’s bid to fund a new law school, the latest blow to Ontario universities following the cancellation of three proposed satellite campuses and a francophone university. The Globe and... read more

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Medication dominates Canadian health-care spending, according to new CIHI reports

In the News   |   November 20, 2018

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Spending on prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Canada is rising faster than spending on hospitals or doctors, according to the latest official snapshot of how health-care dollars are allocated across the country. The total amount... read more

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Poster: Skills For Achieving Financial Health And Well-Being

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 19, 2018

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Financial Education Has Evolved. CFEE has observed the changes in and evolution of financial education over many years now. There has been a continuous escalation in the recognition of the importance of financial capability in... read more

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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2018

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Adam Radwanski summarizes the outcomes and potential ramifications of the recent US midterm elections in terms of winners and losers, suggesting that, although the Democrats regained the House of Representatives, it was not the decisive... read more

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Let’s see if buying a house is the cure for sky-high rents

In the News   |   November 19, 2018

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High rents got you down? Maybe you should own a home instead. In Toronto and Vancouver, the median cost for a one-bedroom apartment is close to $2,200. Even with mortgage rates up a fair bit... read more

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