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An introduction to India and its complexities

Lesson Plans   |   May 25, 2021

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Neha Bhatt reports on attempts by Indian Prime Minister Modi’s government to censor media reporting on the disastrous COVID-19 wave sweeping the country, which have involved Internet shut-downs and the arrest and detention of journalists.... read more

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Vaccines: separating facts from myths

Lesson Plans   |   May 20, 2021

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Marieke Walsh, Kelly Grant and Ivan Semeniuk report on Prime Minister Trudeau’s response to Canadians’ confusion about the risks and benefits of available vaccines, especially AstraZeneca. In a related article on May 6, entitled Britons... read more

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What does it mean to pivot – and do it successfully?

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2021

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This article is a case study on how a company pivoted to survive the pandemic. There is further useful material in an associated article entitled It was kind of a blessing: Five independent businesses on... read more

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What does the term ‘logistics’ cover?

Lesson Plans   |   May 12, 2021

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This article is a case study in how the pandemic has accelerated a business model that was just beginning to take shape.... read more

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Whose climate-change plan is better?

Lesson Plans   |   May 6, 2021

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This article explains that the federal Conservatives’ climate-change plan will utilize a type of low-carbon savings account whereby individuals accrue points based on their purchase of hydrocarbon-based fuel and then use those points to purchase... read more

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The power of a positive approach

Lesson Plans   |   May 3, 2021

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This article examines an approach that stresses positivity, encouraging leaders to look for what is working well and finding ways to extend that to other areas. In this way, negativity and pity parties are avoided... read more

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What to expect when we have a federal election

Lesson Plans   |   April 23, 2021

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Marieke Walsh and Kristy Kirkup report on the recent Liberal Party convention, held on the same weekend as the NDP convention. As the Liberals are currently leading in the polls, the authors address speculation that... read more

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What attracts investors to a new venture?

Lesson Plans   |   April 20, 2021

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This article discusses the rapid growth of telemedicine and the interest of investors in funding this kind of business.... read more

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Understanding the Russia-Ukraine relationship

Lesson Plans   |   April 14, 2021

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Mark MacKinnon reports on a recent Russian military build-up near its border with Ukraine. This threatens to escalate the conflict between the two countries in a region where a number of Ukrainian soldiers have been... read more

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Why female-led start-ups need backers

Lesson Plans   |   April 12, 2021

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This article discusses why female entrepreneurs just starting out need investors to back them.... read more

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Do the economy and the climate have to be in conflict?

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2021

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This article explains how, behind the confrontational posturing between Alberta and the Federal government, there are negotiations between the two that would address Alberta’s concern for the health of its oil industry and Ottawa’s focus... read more

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Learn how to approach negotiations

Lesson Plans   |   April 1, 2021

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This article examines four different ways of handling a negotiation and explains that the end goal of the negotiation should determine which approach to use.... read more

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Do you own something made by forced labour?

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2021

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The Globe reports on the recent parliamentary declaration that labelled the Chinese government’s acts against its Uyghur Muslim minority as genocide. Despite clear evidence of the atrocities, including forced labour, sterilization and forced abortions, the... read more

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Choosing death: what should be the rules?

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2021

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As the federal government debates new legislation that would expand Canada’s current legislation on medically assisted deaths, John Ibbitson suggests that the arguments both for and against making MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) more broadly... read more

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How to commercialize a brainwave

Lesson Plans   |   March 15, 2021

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This article explores the commercialization of scientific discoveries.... read more

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