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Learning and discussion plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your home and classroom. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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A federal budget personal finance report card

In the News   |   April 17, 2024

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An unpopular government takes on today’s biggest personal finance challenges in the federal budget released Tuesday. Here’s a report card that grades the budget on how it affects you and your household. Taxes: C- The headline budget... read more

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Israel vows retaliation for attack by Iranian drones, missiles

In the News   |   April 16, 2024

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Israel is vowing to strike back at Iran after the unprecedented launch of drones and missiles by Tehran in the early hours of Sunday morning. Israel’s war cabinet and military planners continue to weigh options... read more

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Canada’s bird watchers have a front row seat to climate change

Articles of Interest   |   April 15, 2024

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The Canada jay, also known by the Cree name wîskicahk and previously called the gray jay, earned its place as the country’s unofficial national bird through both its ubiquity and its pluck. In addition to a range that... read more

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Trudeau casts doubt on CSIS intelligence about Chinese interference in 2019, 2021 elections

In the News   |   April 12, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discounted the effectiveness of Chinese election interference and questioned the reliability of intelligence by Canada’s spy agency about Beijing-directed influence operations during testimony at the public inquiry into foreign meddling. Mr.... read more

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Total solar eclipse stuns sky-gazers with momentary plunge into darkness

In the News   |   April 9, 2024

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It was the show that kept weather forecasters guessing and then graced the fortunate with an unforgettable finale. On Monday, the moon’s shadow raced across North America as anticipated, dousing daylight and drawing eyes to... read more

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Canada lost 8.6 million hectares of forest in 2023, more than 90% due to wildfires

In the News   |   April 4, 2024

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Canada lost a record 8.6 million hectares of forest last year – more than 90 per cent of that owing to wildfire, according to an analysis released Thursday. The satellite-derived data, produced by researchers at the University... read more

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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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There’s one key topic missing from your child’s financial literacy education

Articles of Interest   |   April 3, 2024

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If your child goes to school in Canada, they’ve likely learned some money basics. That’s because school boards across the country have recognized the importance of teaching kids financial literacy and made it part of... read more

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The story of José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, the charity at the centre of the Israeli air strike in Gaza

Articles of Interest   |   April 3, 2024

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Celebrity chef José Andrés has always viewed his non-profit World Central Kitchen as filling a niche during times of crisis. “We have a comprehensive approach,” Mr. Andres told The Globe and Mail during a visit to... 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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Cartoons   |   March 28, 2024

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The months of December, January and February were the warmest on record in Canada, part of a pattern of unprecedented temperatures across the globe over the past year.

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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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Is the no-spend challenge like a crash diet? Not if it’s done right

In the News   |   March 25, 2024

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No skin care, no clothes, no cosmetics, no takeout, no Ubers (except at night) and no Amazon orders: Those are just some of the rules that Emily Kierstead enforced during her no-spend month recently. Despite... 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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