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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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Flurry of attacks but no knockouts in chaotic federal leaders’ debate

Lesson Plans   |   October 17, 2019

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Three reporters describe the October 7th federal leaders’ debate, featuring a few memorable quips, ad-hominem attacks and plenty of talking over one another, but with no clear runaway winner.... read more

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‘There’s no point in credit card points’

In the News   |   October 18, 2019

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There was a surprising twist when a personal finance newsletter called The Lean House Effect recently pitted credit card travel points against cashback for the title of best reward program. Cashback won, but that’s not... read more

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What you need to know about a potential minority government in Canada

In the News   |   October 17, 2019

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With the Liberals and Conservatives still close in the polls days before the Oct. 21 federal vote, a minority government is becoming a more likely prospect. New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh even floated the idea... read more

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Momentum shifts to Elizabeth Warren in Democratic debate

In the News   |   October 16, 2019

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Former vice-president Joe Biden offered a forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump’s attacks on his family, calling him “the most corrupt president in modern American history” during the first Democratic debate since the launch of... read more

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Inflammatory

Cartoons   |   October 16, 2019

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Donald Trump's abrupt shifting of positions and allegiances in the Middle East leave one beneficiary -- Russia.

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‘They haunt us for the rest of our careers:' One doctor’s experience treating victims of gun violence

In the News   |   October 15, 2019

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Dr. Dave Paskar is a trauma surgeon at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. He explains first-hand how the victim of a shooting is treated, and what it’s like telling relatives the worst news about their injured... read more

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When e-learning works best

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2019

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This year, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced a new requirement for graduating from high school: four completed e-learning courses—three more than the other provinces using e-learning courses. Fears that this threatens the traditional role... read more

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Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, a “hot commodity” in global sponsorship

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2019

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This article explores sponsorship and marketing opportunities for celebrity athletes.... read more

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Talking turkey

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2019

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With the election just a week away, many Canadians tried to avoid political debates over the Thanksgiving dinner.

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Nearly two-thirds of North American bird species under survival threat due to climate change: Audubon society

In the News   |   October 11, 2019

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Nearly two-thirds of all bird species in North America will be at an increased risk of extinction if the world does not act to reign in climate change, a new report has found. Among the... read more

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McDonalds taps Ontario as test market to launch Beyond Meat Burger

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2019

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This article discusses the values of a test market.... read more

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China’s message to NBA and other companies: love of country comes first

In the News   |   October 10, 2019

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China’s hostile reaction to an NBA executive’s tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong has opened a window into the potency of nationalistic sentiment in the country, where consumers and sports fans have... read more

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Living with financial stress – does it have to be this way?

CFEE Blog   |   October 9, 2019

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In a Globe and Mail article on October 2nd, drawing on information sourced from the Conference Board of Canada and BDO, Michael Babad laid out a pretty good statistical picture of the financial situation and... read more

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Trumped

Cartoons   |   October 9, 2019

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President Trump's withdrawal of troops from northern Syria will leave Kurds who helped the U.S. against the Islamic State to fend for themselves.

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Toronto Syrian restaurant shuts down due to threats, assault following altercation at Maxime Bernier fundraiser

In the News   |   October 9, 2019

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People stop to read a note taped to the front window of Syrian restaurant Soufis on Oct 8. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail A Toronto restaurant run by Syrian refugees has closed after an altercation... read more

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Winnipeg-born James Peebles among winners for Nobel Prize in physics

In the News   |   October 8, 2019

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James Peebles, a Winnipeg-born cosmologist who correctly predicted the discovery of a remote signal from the very early universe, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, making him the third Canadian to win the coveted... read more

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