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Trudeau announces budget funding for national school food program

In the News   |   April 3, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the coming federal budget would include funding for a national school food program that advocates say is needed to support schools and community groups struggling to provide nutritious meals to children.... read more

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Four Ontario school boards sue social-media giants for products that harm students’ behaviour and education

In the News   |   March 28, 2024

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Four of Canada’s largest school boards are suing the companies behind social-media platforms Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and TikTok, accusing them of negligently designing products that disrupt learning and rewire student behaviour while leaving educators to... read more

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Bank of Canada warns of low productivity ‘emergency,’ making it harder to control inflation

In the News   |   March 27, 2024

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The Bank of Canada issued a stark warning about the country’s weak labour productivity and low levels of business investment on Tuesday, saying the situation is an emergency that makes it harder to control inflation... read more

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Should your teenager have a part-time job? It’s about more than money

In the News   |   March 20, 2024

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A part-time job can be a rite of passage for kids, their first taste of earning a paycheque. But having a job in high school is about so much more than just having money to... read more

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Young, skilled and ready to innovate, Black farmers are taking on Canada’s agricultural challenges

Articles of Interest   |   March 18, 2024

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With Canada facing a looming disaster of having too few farmers as existing operators retire, some see young, racialized farmers as key to feeding Canadians into the future. Cheyenne Sundance is part of a growing... read more

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How investing small sums in her teens gave this advisor a financial edge later in life

In the News   |   March 15, 2024

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In the Behind the Advice series, Globe Advisor asks advisors about their relationship with money from a young age, lessons learned over the years, and how their experiences influence the advice they give clients. Ida... read more

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Canada is no longer one of the richest nations on Earth. Country after country is passing us by

Articles of Interest   |   March 11, 2024

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The growth crisis deepens. The latest figures from Statistics Canada confirm that Canada suffered yet another decline in per capita GDP in the fourth quarter of 2023: the fifth decline in the past six quarters, the worst... read more

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Five places parents can cut costs - and the kids won’t even notice

In the News   |   March 11, 2024

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When you are knee-deep in parenting, it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of spending on everything from toys and electronics to sports activities and clothing. After all, kids have never been more expensive,... read more

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Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer wins big, but Ryan Gosling pushes the Academy Awards to a perfect Ken

In the News   |   March 11, 2024

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Kicking off with a pro-Palestinian protest that snarled traffic (causing a broadcast delay of six minutes) and ending with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (a film explicitly about the horrors of war) taking home the top prize of the... read more

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney dead at 84

In the News   |   March 1, 2024

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Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th prime minister, who was lauded for his global leadership on social justice, his environmental activism and pursuit of North American free trade, but disparaged over the Goods and Services Tax and... read more

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Online harms bill puts onus on tech platforms to remove child pornography

In the News   |   February 27, 2024

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The federal government unveiled its long-awaited online harms bill, creating a new hate-crime offence that carries a penalty of life imprisonment in the most egregious cases, and requirements for tech platforms to remove child pornography... read more

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The other immigration problem: Too much talent is leaving Canada

In the News   |   February 16, 2024

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Surging immigration numbers are top-of-mind for Canadians. But as we reconsider targets for newcomers and address pain points such as housing, we also need to pay attention to talent retention. Tens of thousands of people... read more

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Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to move to Canada and become Canadian

Articles of Interest   |   February 16, 2024

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The renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was planning to move to Canada and become a Canadian, and even bought land here, it emerged Thursday as a plaque in his honour was unveiled in Westminster... read more

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How buying a car can wreck your mortgage application and cost you the house you want

In the News   |   February 9, 2024

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Given how expensive cars have become, perhaps you’ve put off buying one. But if you’re looking to buy a home, you should know that borrowing money for a car purchase can throw a wrench into... read more

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Feeding teenagers is expensive. Here are some money-saving grocery tips for parents

In the News   |   February 5, 2024

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Everyone is feeling the pain of higher food costs, especially families with multiple mouths to feed. Grocery bills have soared as food costs rose more than 20 per cent over the past three years. And parents whose... read more

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