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Mexico, our trading partner – a primer

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 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 25-year-old North American Free Trade... read more

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What you need to know about COVID-19

Lesson Plans   |   February 18, 2020

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Carly Weeks reports on the strategy of self-isolation, one of the latest measures Canadian officials are taking in response to the coronavirus outbreak.... read more

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How tech can widen the scope of a business

Lesson Plans   |   February 13, 2020

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This article explores how technology can help a local enterprise engage a wider community.... read more

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The positive side of disruption

Lesson Plans   |   February 10, 2020

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The theme of the decade is disruption. This article is another example of disruption and one way it is positively affecting Canadian content in the entertainment industry.... read more

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How can Canada meet its emissions goals?

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2020

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This article examines some of the issues causing difficulty in reaching Canada’s stated goals. It identifies some of the plans the federal government has to offset increases caused by the oil sands and related developments... read more

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Make the best of yourself in presentations

Lesson Plans   |   February 3, 2020

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This article outlines a strategy of developing two different outlines for any presentation – one a detailed written outline to ensure your thoughts are complete and a second one just outlining key points in order... read more

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How First Nations’ land claims affect pipelines

Lesson Plans   |   January 24, 2020

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Brent Jang reports on the BC Supreme Court’s ruling against the Wet’suwet’en blockades, which have been preventing continuing work on the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, and which underscore deep divisions between some BC First Nations on... read more

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The political significance of Islam’s sects

Lesson Plans   |   January 21, 2020

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As the world’s attention once again turns to Iran and Iraq, Patrick Martin’s “explainer” article details the key religious differences between Shia and Sunni sects of Islam, and explains the political significance of their competition... read more

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How a brand can stand out among its competitors

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2020

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This article looks at retail from a different perspective.... read more

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Strategies for adapting to a changing market

Lesson Plans   |   January 13, 2020

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This article describes the changing retail landscape and one innovative solution that some companies are adopting.... read more

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Why the world doesn’t act on the climate crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 9, 2020

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This article reviews the aims of COP25 (the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference) and examines the reasons why its goals were not met.... read more

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What to do when you feel you can’t cope

Lesson Plans   |   January 6, 2020

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This article examines the reasons you may feel overwhelmed and suggests action to address that feeling.... read more

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How Canada ensures equality among provinces

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2019

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Konrad Yakabuski reports on the ramifications of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to revamp Canada’s equalization payments. Although Mr. Kenney has recently criticized the current formula as being unfair to Alberta while favouring provinces like... read more

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Impeaching Trump: the case for and against

Lesson Plans   |   December 16, 2019

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In the first article, Adrian Morrow summarizes the testimony of four constitutional experts to the House Judiciary Committee, tasked with explaining the conditions necessary for impeachment of a president to proceed, and to decide whether... read more

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Solutions to a changing retail landscape

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2019

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This article examines the changing retail landscape and how one company is responding.... read more

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