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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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Donald Trump secures Republican presidential nomination, picks Senator J.D. Vance as running mate

In the News   |   July 16, 2024

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Donald Trump has named Ohio senator and best-selling author J.D. Vance his vice-presidential running mate, choosing a man who was once among the former president’s most vocal critics before becoming one of his staunchest supporters. On... read more

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Former classmates describe Trump shooter as quiet young man drawn to gun culture

In the News   |   July 15, 2024

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The 20-year-old man who attempted to assassinate former president Donald Trump was the son of two behavioural health counsellors, and described as a quiet, accomplished student who was drawn to video games and websites that celebrate... read more

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Post-secondary students skipping meals, dodging scams amid housing crunch

In the News   |   July 12, 2024

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Post-secondary students across Canada are skipping meals, relying on food banks and facing an increasing number of housing scams as they contend with skyrocketing rentals costs and a lack of on-campus housing. Meanwhile, colleges and... read more

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How to get the most out of your student summer earnings

Articles of Interest   |   July 11, 2024

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Summer is just starting for most kids, but for college and university students it’s already halfway over. If you have a child who is off school and working for the summer, now’s a good time... read more

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McGill University clears out pro-Palestinian encampment

In the News   |   July 11, 2024

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Private security guards cleared the pro-Palestinian encampment at McGill University on Wednesday, bringing an end to a campus protest that was among the first in a wave that spread across the country. The McGill protest calling for... read more

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Pro-Palestinian protesters remove encampment at U of T ahead of court-imposed deadline

In the News   |   July 4, 2024

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A pro-Palestinian protest that occupied the centre of the University of Toronto campus for two months and drew attention to the plight of Palestinians in Gaza came to a peaceful end ahead of a court-imposed... read more

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How off-campus student housing stacks up against city-wide rentals across Canada

Articles of Interest   |   July 2, 2024

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Relentless rent increases have made finding housing a difficult part of the decision to move away from home for school. The challenges aren’t just financial either: as housing supply struggles to meet demand, students have... read more

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Jan. 6 case to return to trial court after S.C.O.T.U.S. rules Trump has immunity for official acts in office

In the News   |   July 2, 2024

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The U.S. Supreme Court has granted Donald Trump immunity from prosecution for his official acts while president, significantly delaying his impending trial on charges related to his attempt to overturn the result of the 2020... read more

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First U.S. presidential debate sees Biden trip over words while Trump deflects on key questions

In the News   |   June 28, 2024

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President Joe Biden went into Thursday’s debate with Donald Trump hoping to energize his campaign, which has so far failed to motivate many of the voters who carried him to office four years ago. Instead,... read more

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Trudeau ‘does not need to quit’ after Liberals lose traditionally safe Toronto riding: Freeland

In the News   |   June 26, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will stay on as leader, his government signalled Tuesday as Liberals demanded the party make urgent changes in response to an unexpected by-election loss in a stronghold Toronto seat. The Conservative... read more

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BDC launches $250-million in financing for companies owned by Black, Indigenous and female entrepreneurs

In the News   |   June 19, 2024

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Business Development Bank of Canada is committing $250-million in financing, training and investment funding for companies led by Black, Indigenous and female entrepreneurs. The funds are aimed at addressing a lingering gap in support for... read more

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Gen Z is looking for a job in finance, with security and high salaries

Articles of Interest   |   June 18, 2024

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If you’ve been on TikTok in the past month, you’ve likely heard it. An anthem listing the traits of an ideal partner: “I’m looking for a man in finance. Trust fund. 6′5. Blue eyes.” Posted... read more

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Trudeau welcomes inquiry decision to probe allegations of parliamentarians colluding with foreign states

In the News   |   June 18, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says foreign interference has touched all political parties as he welcomed a decision by the foreign interference inquiry to look into allegations that current and former parliamentarians have been unwittingly or... read more

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Found at sea: Wreck of Shackleton’s last ship discovered off the coast of Labrador

In the News   |   June 13, 2024

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A master shipwreck hunter directed an international team that located Quest intact on Atlantic seabed. The wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship – on which the renowned polar explorer suddenly died during his final Antarctic... read more

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For Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, machines are closer to humans than we think

Articles of Interest   |   June 13, 2024

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As researchers at the world’s most advanced AI companies prepared to sign a public letter last week warning of frightening new developments in artificial intelligence, Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, e-mailed to ask if... read more

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