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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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Canada part of effort to fund global vaccination organization for next five years

In the News   |   June 5, 2020

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More than 30 countries including Canada have committed a record US$8.8-billion to fund a global vaccination organization for the next five years, but they came up short in pledging money for a specific COVID-19 inoculation... read more

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Canadian Paediatric Society urges doctors to discuss cannabis use with teenagers

In the News   |   June 4, 2020

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Clinicians should routinely ask adolescents about their cannabis use to help identify patterns of misuse that can lead to depression, anxiety, problems at school and other mental and physical health issues, according to Canada’s national... read more

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New report identifies 308 plant and animal species found only in Canada

Articles of Interest   |   June 4, 2020

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It’s known that Canada is home to tens of thousands of species of plants and animals, several hundred of which are listed under the federal Species at Risk Act. But what has been harder for... read more

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Trudeau won’t say whether Canada will apologize for history of slavery or pay reparations

In the News   |   June 3, 2020

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More than two years after the United Nations called on Canada to apologize for its history of enslaving black people and consider paying reparations for the abusive practice, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still won’t say... read more

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A fall semester without students threatens economies in Maple League university towns

In the News   |   June 2, 2020

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For a handful of Canada’s oldest liberal arts colleges, the pandemic-induced pressure to shift to online education threatens to undermine the personal contact that is their selling point. The universities of the Maple League, with... read more

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Thousands arrested as protests against racism, police brutality spread across America

In the News   |   June 1, 2020

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The United States is bracing for its sixth day of mass protests against racism and police brutality, a rising wave of anger that has swept dozens of cities across the country. Authorities called in the... read more

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Trump threatens to remove ‘shield’ protecting social-media giants from liability for online content

In the News   |   May 29, 2020

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President Donald Trump escalated his feud with Silicon Valley Thursday, accusing tech giants of censorship and issuing an executive order threatening to end the legal protections that shield social-media companies from being liable for content... read more

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The economic news is bad – and will likely get worse – but this is not like the Great Depression

Behind the Breaking News   |   May 28, 2020

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Top Concern – Health During the Coronavirus pandemic, the number one concern on virtually everyone’s mind is their health and avoiding the risk of infection. That concern is well placed and it is what is... read more

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Canada braces for economic retaliation from China following Meng Wanzhou court ruling

In the News   |   May 28, 2020

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The federal government said a B.C. judge’s refusal on Wednesday to end an extradition case against Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou was entirely out of its hands as it braced for economic retaliation from Beijing.... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 28, 2020

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There has been a torrent of criticism of people who ignored distancing rules when Toronto's parks reopened.

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NHL to return for 24-team playoffs but warns Canadian quarantine rules may keep games in the U.S.

In the News   |   May 27, 2020

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The NHL announced Tuesday that it intends to return to the ice for a special 24-team Stanley Cup tournament after a months-long pause, but refused to give a hard timeline, cautioning that any action would... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – May 2020

Quizzes   |   May 27, 2020

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Here are the answers to our May quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What has been an unexpected consequence of measures to fight COVID-19? Answer: d Additional notes: In France,... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – May 2020

Quizzes   |   May 27, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. What has been an unexpected consequence of measures to fight COVID-19? Increase in domestic violence Grocery store... read more

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Pandemic personal finance update finale: A 10-point checklist of things you should have done by now to protect or improve your money situation

In the News   |   May 26, 2020

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Hard lessons in personal finance have rained down on us since the pandemic began. The Pandemic Personal Finance Update has tried to keep track of them. The first instalment appeared March 23 and covered falling stocks and... read more

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China racing to impose new law criminalizing Hong Kong protests as demonstrations erupt

In the News   |   May 25, 2020

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Police in Hong Kong cracked down on protesters Sunday, arresting at least 180, in the wake of Beijing’s pledge to move quickly on a new law that will extend China’s concept of justice to those... read more

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