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NEB urges Ottawa to toughen marine protection and monitoring for Trans Mountain

In the News   |   January 11, 2019

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The National Energy Board is urging the federal government to toughen marine monitoring and protection standards, including potential limits on the whale-watching industry, if the cabinet decides this spring to proceed with the expansion of... read more

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Britain’s May losing control over Brexit plans after two defeats in Parliament

In the News   |   January 10, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is rapidly losing control over her Brexit strategy after the government suffered a pair of humiliating defeats in the House of Commons this week – empowering parliamentarians and opening the... 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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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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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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Ontario’s throwback approach is no way to craft policy

Guest Column   |   November 9, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. No one should be surprised Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the upcoming increase in the province’s minimum wage. It was scheduled to jump... read more

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November is Financial Literacy Month: Test Your Capability

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 2, 2018

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The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education is delighted to announce that IG Wealth Management has stepped up to sponsor the Classroom Edition of The Globe and Mail. With help from The Globe, we will be... read more

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Want to Be Governor of the Bank of Canada?

Behind the Breaking News   |   October 26, 2018

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Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, recently announced another increase in the overnight interest rate – which is the Bank’s “policy interest rate – or PIR.” That has an impact on other interest... read more

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BoC rate increase piles more pressure on overburdened households

In the News   |   October 25, 2018

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Our strange debt dichotomy: People are stressing like crazy about what they owe, but not seeking help. The pressure on households only gets worse in the near-term outlook. The latest Bank of Canada interest rate... read more

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Ottawa sees increase in personal tax revenue thanks to stronger economy, high-income earners

In the News   |   October 19, 2018

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Personal income tax revenue shot up by nearly $10-billion last year according to a federal government report that attributes the gain to a strengthening economy and the ripple effect of tax changes aimed at raising... read more

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The New USMCA – What It Means and How We Got Here

Behind the Breaking News   |   October 3, 2018

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(Article by Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education) In the beginning … On January 1st, 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement – otherwise known as NAFTA – came into effect. That agreement,... read more

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Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact

In the News   |   October 1, 2018

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Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system... read more

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U.S. warns time is running out for Canada on NAFTA as Trump defends ‘America First’ approach

In the News   |   September 26, 2018

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Canada is “running out of time” to join a revamped North American free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, the top U.S. trade negotiator says. Speaking on Tuesday in New York, U.S. Trade Representative... read more

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No need to ban Huawei in light of Canada’s robust cybersecurity safeguards, top official says

In the News   |   September 24, 2018

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Canada’s top cybersecurity official says Ottawa is confident sufficient safeguards exist to deal with the risks of telecommunications hacking or spying by China, dismissing the need to follow the United States and Australia in barring... read more

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