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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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Canadians are sitting on $300-billion in excess savings. What happens next is anyone’s guess

In the News   |   May 16, 2022

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During the pandemic, households have saved a lot more cash than usual. Where it’s spent – and how quickly – carries big implications for the economy. Paul Bannister is making up for lost time. He... read more

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Astronomers peer into Milky Way’s core for first-ever image of ‘supermassive black hole next door’

In the News   |   May 13, 2022

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For 90 years, astronomers have known there is something powerful lurking in the crowded heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Now, at last, they have seen it. On Thursday, an international team of researchers... read more

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Prominent researchers urge Ottawa to increase top science scholarships above poverty line

In the News   |   May 12, 2022

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Federal scholarships intended to support some of Canada’s most accomplished graduate students in science have become so devalued by inflation that those who receive them are effectively earning below the poverty line absent any additional... read more

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Municipalities grapple with renaming Colonization Roads to further Indigenous reconciliation and awareness

In the News   |   May 11, 2022

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Colonization Roads were built and named in the mid- to late-1800s as migrating settlers moved in and displaced First Nations. Until recently, the northwestern Ontario town of Fort Frances had two streets labelled Colonization Road.... read more

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Sell the family home to lock in profit and then rent? Better not

In the News   |   May 10, 2022

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If houses are investments, then buying is only half the battle. You also need to think about selling, a topic that will generate a lot of conversations this year among baby boomers who have piled... read more

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How restaurants are hacking the food delivery system and trailblazing new takeout tools

In the News   |   May 9, 2022

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COVID-19 decimated the restaurant industry and forced it to adapt. With takeout orders expected to stay higher than they were before the pandemic, businesses are adapting again. At Vancouver’s Pidgin restaurant, there was a time... read more

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At winter’s end, glaciologists take annual trek to measure glacier loss. With climate change accelerating, their findings are profound

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2022

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Scientists are fanning out across the Arctic and up the country’s highest mountains for an in-depth look at a critical resource: Canada’s share of the world’s remaining glaciers. Scientists who study Canada’s glaciers say they... read more

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New Financial Literacy Quizzes

Quizzes   |   May 5, 2022

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Your students can do the Quizzes independently or you can set them up for competition and learning. We are posting two versions of each – one for grades 7-9 and one for grades 10-12. The... read more

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How Ukraine’s tech talent joined the resistance against the Russian invasion

In the News   |   May 5, 2022

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More than 200 technology companies in Lviv have banded together to help Ukraine’s war effort by launching a series of innovative projects, which include bolstering the military’s ability to shoot down Russian missiles and drones.... read more

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House of Commons to debate NDP bill on lowering voting age to 16

In the News   |   May 4, 2022

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The House of Commons will debate Wednesday on whether to lower Canada’s legal voting age to 16 years old. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said at a press conference Tuesday that the idea –... read more

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologizes to residential school survivors for Anglican Church’s role in ‘building hell’

In the News   |   May 2, 2022

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of one of world’s largest Christian denominations, told survivors of Prairie residential schools their stories of abuse at the institutions had “opened a window into hell,” as he... read more

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Now more than ever, owning a house is not a retirement plan

Articles of Interest   |   May 2, 2022

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The already-weak argument that owning a house is a retirement plan looks even worse today thanks to rising interest rates. Just like renters, homeowners need personal retirement savings in a pension, a tax-free savings account... read more

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Some new landlords are losing money. With rates rising, tenants could see rent hikes

Articles of Interest   |   May 2, 2022

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As high as Toronto and Vancouver rents may seem to local tenants, landlords are often losing money on them. In recent years, many mom-and-pop real estate investors in the two cities have been quietly paying... read more

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Ryerson will be called Toronto Metropolitan University after board approves name change

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Ryerson University will now be called Toronto Metropolitan University after a proposal to change its name was approved Tuesday by its board of governors. Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi recommended the Toronto Metropolitan name from a... read more

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Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? What you need to know about the $44-billion deal

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Elon Musk reached a deal to acquire Twitter Inc. TWTR-N -2.01% decrease for US$44-billion on Monday when the social-media platform agreed to his offer of US$54.20 a share in cash. Twitter will now become a privately held company. Why does... read more

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