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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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Netflix fires back at suggestions it should be regulated like a broadcaster

Lesson Plans   |   February 14, 2019

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This article discusses regulations for Canadian content in broadcasting and debates whether Netflix, as an online streaming service, should be subject to Canadian content regulations.... read more

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As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle to meet their counselling needs

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracks. Julia Burnham knows the symptoms well: a simple stop in... read more

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Bone up on this

Cartoons   |   February 15, 2019

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The controversy over whether SNC-Lavalin should face criminal charges has revived memories of scandals past.

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The brief, shining moment of rising rates for savers and conservative investors is over

In the News   |   February 15, 2019

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Will nothing save Canada’s savers from low-interest-rate purgatory? Just six months ago, returns on guaranteed investment certificates and high-rate savings accounts were edging higher and there was a sense of more to come. Then came... read more

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Shortage prompts school boards to hire teachers who can speak French only slightly better than students, report says

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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Growing demand from parents for French immersion has created a shortage of teachers in many parts of the country, with some school boards settling for educators who can speak French only slightly better than their... read more

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Teens who use cannabis at a higher risk of developing depression, suicidal behaviour: study

In the News   |   February 14, 2019

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Teens who use cannabis are at a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, compared with those who do not use the drug, according to a new study led by researchers... read more

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When ignorance is a choice

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2019

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In the depths of winter, Research and Findings invites you to get into the weeds somewhat, with a subject that can cause headaches and heartaches: Ignorance. As a teacher, you’re confronted by some students—or colleagues—who... read more

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McCall MacBain family announces $200-million scholarship fund for studies at McGill

In the News   |   February 13, 2019

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A new $200-million scholarship fund set up by a Canadian couple who made a fortune reinventing classified ads will allow students from coast to coast to pursue higher learning at McGill University that otherwise may... read more

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Ottawa-based Solink’s AI video-surveillance tech gains traction with retailers

Lesson Plans   |   February 12, 2019

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This article is a great case study of a start up using new technologies to add value.... read more

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Toronto researchers discover how immune cells use neurochemicals to fight infection

In the News   |   February 12, 2019

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For almost a decade, scientists have wondered why blood cells that are crucial to the body’s defences against infection also produce a molecule that is better known for its role in conducting signals within the... read more

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Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

  |   February 11, 2019

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Canada could experience the same type of measles outbreaks that Washington and New York states are currently facing because of low vaccination rates and the highly contagious nature of the virus, public health experts warn.... read more

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Vast majority of Canadian food waste takes place within the food industry - and not at the household level, study finds

  |   February 8, 2019

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This article identifies the culprits and the reasons behind the shocking amount of food which is wasted in Canada annually and explores the implications of this wastage.... read more

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Female health scientists face large gender bias in access to federal research dollars, study reveals

  |   February 8, 2019

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Female health scientists in Canada face a significant disadvantage when competing for federal research dollars in cases where grant reviewers are allowed to consider who is doing the science compared with when a project is... read more

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Bread and circuses

  |   February 7, 2019

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The Roman poet Juvenal used this phrase to suggest that the population's historical political involvement had been replaced by the staging of huge spectacles.

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'Canada’s new death penalty’: How the McArthur and Bissonnette cases put life sentences for mass killers in spotlight

  |   February 7, 2019

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The crime was monstrous, unheard of in Canadian history: A man enters a mosque, shoots six people dead because of their religion. The Quebec prosecutor asked for parole eligibility to be set at 150 years,... read more

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Trump’s State of the Union speech: The highlights of what he said (and didn’t say)

  |   February 6, 2019

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Facing a divided Congress emerging from a protracted government shutdown that has sent his approval rating spiraling to fresh lows, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address that offered few olive... read more

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