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Reverse-engineering Venezuela’s epic fall from rich to poor

Lesson Plans   |   March 25, 2019

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Barrie McKenna offers a snapshot review of Venezuela’s decline from the 1950s to today, emphasizing the economic failures of late president Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. He cites an economy declined by half,... read more

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Federal Budget 2019: Eight ways the Budget will affect your personal finances

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2019

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This article and lesson plan help students examine the highlights and features of the 2019 Budget and assess its impact, strengths and weaknesses – as well as exploring which groups may be happy, or unhappy,... read more

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Upscale and mainstream: Can Aritzia cater to all?

Lesson Plans   |   March 18, 2019

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This article discusses the retail strategy for Aritzia, an international chain founded in Canada.  It touches on demographics, strategic planning, brand loyalty and technology.... read more

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Play it again: Canadian behind Sunrise Records buys 100 HMV stores in U.K. in bet on music store revival

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2019

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This article is an interesting case study that looks at resurrecting an industry that had previously all but disappeared.... read more

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The pros and cons of decision-making

Lesson Plans   |   March 7, 2019

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This article examines various aspects that should be considered when engaging in any type of decision-making process.... read more

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Weather whiplash pains scientists trying to convey truth about severe cold and climate change

Lesson Plans   |   March 5, 2019

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This article examines the severe winter fluctuations that have been occurring and lists some scientific explanations and theories.... read more

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How Trump and Putin allowed the meltdown of a Cold War nuclear treaty

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 2019

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Mark Mackinnon reports on the ramifications for Russia and the world of President Trump’s announcement that the USA will withdraw from the 32-year-old Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). He touches on major concerns about a... read more

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Mad Max’s clickbait campaigning sets a fringe challenge for the Tories

Lesson Plans   |   February 19, 2019

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Campbell Clark offers his views, positive and negative, about Maxime Bernier’s new federal political party, The People’s Party of Canada, and the kind of voter who supports... read more

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

Lesson Plans   |   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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As an employee, do you dare stand up for what’s right?

Lesson Plans   |   February 5, 2019

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This article explores the challenges facing an individual when they are faced with a situation in which their personal beliefs and values are in conflict with organizational goals or actions.... read more

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Trudeau and Scheer shouldn’t shy away from complex problems in the next election

Lesson Plans   |   January 24, 2019

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Toby Fyfe, President of The Institute on Governance (https://iog.ca/) discusses the difficulties political parties encounter when they engage with complex problems that defy simple solutions, yet he urges them to do so as a non-partisan... read more

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Taxing carbon faces a political reckoning in 2019 – and the world is watching Canada

Lesson Plans   |   January 22, 2019

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Adam Radwanski presents a comprehensive summary of the Canadian carbon tax debate, from how the tax works to the ways it plays politically in this election year.... read more

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Retailers turn to fee-based loyalty programs in bid to keep customers

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2019

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This article outlines a new approach to customer loyalty.... read more

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