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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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Black people in Toronto are ‘disproportionately’ arrested and subjected to use of police force, OHRC finds

In the News   |   August 11, 2020

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A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission shows that Black people are more likely than other racialized groups or white people to be arrested, charged or subjected to use of force by Toronto... read more

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Collapse of Canadian ice shelf a sign of climate impacts to come

In the News   |   August 10, 2020

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The break-up of a large portion of Canada’s Milne Ice Shelf in recent days marks a turning point for the Arctic and a likely indicator of what lies in store for similar formations around the... read more

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How neglected cargo became a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Beirut

In the News   |   August 6, 2020

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Explosives experts say 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate removed from a vessel impounded in 2013 and abandoned by its Russian owner was long considered dangerous before a welding accident caused it to explode. The series... read more

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Lebanese Canadians suffer anxious wait for news after tragedy in Beirut

In the News   |   August 5, 2020

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Moe Hamandi’s sister was in her kitchen in Beirut when she felt a rumble. The tremor made her move to her living room as a loud blast blew up her kitchen’s windows, and she barely... read more

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Expat musicologist contends O Canada not an original composition

In the News   |   August 4, 2020

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Ross Duffin, a distinguished university professor emeritus in the department of music at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, links musical passages of O Canada by French-Canadian composer Calixa Lavallée to previously published works by Wolfgang Amadeus... read more

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Ontario students to return to school full time in the fall, with no class-size limits for youngest learners

In the News   |   July 31, 2020

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Ontario schools will reopen this fall with no class-size limits for its youngest learners, a mix of in-class and remote learning at the secondary level, and the country’s only mandatory mask requirement for middle- and... read more

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Black Professionals in Tech Network partners with Canadian companies to fight racism

In the News   |   July 30, 2020

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Canada’s largest network of Black tech professionals is partnering with some of the country’s biggest companies to better advance the careers of Black employees and combat systemic racism. The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN)... read more

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Nova Scotia, Ottawa now say they will support public inquiry into mass shooting

In the News   |   July 29, 2020

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The federal government has bowed to political pressure and will support a public inquiry into Canada’s deadliest mass shooting, after being backed into a corner by Nova Scotia – where opposition to a closed-door review became... read more

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Unions protest University of Toronto’s fall plans for in-person classes

In the News   |   July 28, 2020

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University of Toronto faculty and staff unions are protesting the university’s plans for in-person classes in the fall, which contrast with other Ontario institutions that have chosen to teach the semester online. The unions fear... read more

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Schools scrambling to plan safe reopening

In the News   |   July 27, 2020

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At two of the larger schools in London, Ont., staff are spending the summer testing directional arrows pasted onto hallway floors, installing portable hand-washing stations, rearranging furniture and erecting protective barriers for front office workers.... read more

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The war on savers could grind on for years

In the News   |   July 24, 2020

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As ever when the economy struggles, interest rates are being held at low levels that encourage borrowing and instill a feeling of futility in savers. Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem said last week that rates will... read more

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Privy Council ‘concerned’ about claims surrounding Julie Payette

In the News   |   July 23, 2020

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The Privy Council Office said on Wednesday it is “very concerned” about allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour against Governor-General Julie Payette as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced calls to address the matter. “Harassment has no... read more

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Majority of polar bear populations on course to vanish by end of century

In the News   |   July 21, 2020

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As climate change disproportionately warms the Arctic, the future looks increasingly bleak for one of the region’s most iconic species, an international team of researchers has found. Specifically, if greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked, “then... read more

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Ottawa adding new census questions on gender, Indigenous people, linguistic and ethnic minorities

In the News   |   July 20, 2020

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The 2021 census will for the first time count transgender Canadians and include questions designed to get better data on Indigenous communities, linguistic minorities and ethnic groups. According to federal officials, the new census questionnaires... read more

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Veteran recruiter launches firm aimed at finding diverse candidates for executive roles

In the News   |   July 17, 2020

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A veteran executive recruiter has launched a new company focused on finding candidates who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour for executive positions across corporate Canada. Jason Murray, founder and president of the BIPOC... read more

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