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‘A crazy time’: NHL stars discuss life in coronavirus limbo and where the league goes from here

In the News   |   March 27, 2020

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A few nights ago, Jordan and Marc Staal played virtual darts. “It’s a weird situation for everyone right now,” Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, said during a teleconference call arranged by the... read more

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'The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom

In the News   |   March 26, 2020

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Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2020

Quizzes   |   March 26, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. The Canadian government repatriated almost 300 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Where did they... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2020

Quizzes   |   March 26, 2020

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. The Canadian government repatriated almost 300 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Where did they... read more

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The new reward program reality: Cashback, grocery points beat travel

In the News   |   March 25, 2020

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When the coronavirus outbreak passes and the economy starts to rebound, we can get back to racking up travel rewards through our loyalty programs. “Right now, travel points are worth almost nothing,” says Stephen Weyman,... read more

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There's an algorithm for that

Cartoons   |   March 25, 2020

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Vast swings in the world's stock markets during the pandemic have been exacerbated by non-human intervention.

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Canada’s decision to pull out of July Olympics led the world

Guest Column   |   March 24, 2020

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On Sunday, the board of the Canadian Olympic Committee met to do what everyone is doing these days – figure out what the hell is going on. While they were holding that meeting, the International... read more

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Rob Carrick's personal finance tips amidst coronavirus

Videos   |   March 23, 2020

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Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick offers some tips to help you maintain financial flexibility as markets drop and businesses shut down over COVID-19.... read more

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Families turn to schedules to maintain children’s routines during coronavirus outbreak

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2020

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When Andrea Traynor’s two children wake up at 7 a.m., they get 30 minutes of quiet time reading in bed. Then breakfast. At 8:30 a.m. it’s time for a walk, a hike or a scooter... read more

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Still connected

Cartoons   |   March 23, 2020

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Vulnerable people are at greater risk during times of crisis and social upheaval.

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How to minimize damage to your credit score through the financial slog to come

In the News   |   March 23, 2020

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What’s best for you and your family in the months ahead may not be good for your credit score. Remember that if you have to do something financially in the months ahead that hurts your... read more

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Mexico, our trading partner – a primer

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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Bill Curry reports on the Canadian portion of the USMCA ratification process, the “new NAFTA,” the updated trade agreement among Canada, Mexico and the USA, noting modest changes to the twenty-five-year-old North American Free Trade... read more

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Canada, here’s how we are going to survive this pandemic together

In the News   |   March 16, 2020

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” – Fred Rogers,... read more

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Socialism versus other ideologies

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2020

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In a play on the word, Sandinistas (a socialist faction in 1970s Nicaragua), Lawrence Martin lists the pluses and minuses of the “Sandernistas,” devoted followers of self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in their quest to... read more

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Russia inches closer to making Putin president for life

In the News   |   March 11, 2020

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Russia looks headed for up to 16 more years of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism, after the country’s parliament adopted constitutional changes Tuesday that would reset the clock on his time in the Kremlin and allow him... read more

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