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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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One out of every five assessed species found to be at risk in Canada

In the News   |   November 30, 2022

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One in five assessed native species in Canada face some degree of threat to their continued viability, a multi-jurisdictional report has revealed. The numbers offer a stark confirmation that continued destruction of habitat, overharvesting, pollution... read more

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Canada wants to welcome 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025. Can our country keep up?

Articles of Interest   |   November 30, 2022

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Policy makers say higher immigration is necessary to fuel Canada’s economic growth, and in particular, to ease labour shortages, but with a population boom comes growing pains. Every year, Canada adds a big city –... read more

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Five ways to check your credit score for free

In the News   |   November 28, 2022

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At least two of the banks I deal with offer a no-cost way to check my credit score online. I say at least because I have accounts at many banks and haven’t visited them all lately. But... read more

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Ottawa’s long-awaited climate adaptation strategy offers $1.6-billion and a peek at national targets

In the News   |   November 25, 2022

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The federal government has finally released its long-awaited plan to build Canada’s resilience to climate change, including $1.6-billion in new spending focused on safeguarding infrastructure. The country’s first National Adaptation Strategy falls short of the... read more

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No lights, no heat, no WiFi: Ukraine remains resilient despite hardships inflicted by Russia

Articles of Interest   |   November 25, 2022

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The waitress smiled apologetically as she discussed the breakfast offerings at Idealist, a popular café in one of Kyiv’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The power was on, so they could make anything that involved a frying... read more

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Black Friday deals are extra good this year as retailers look to draw down inventory before end of holiday season

In the News   |   November 24, 2022

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Excess inventory and fears of a looming recession are leading retailers to offer bigger and longer-than-usual Black Friday deals across North America. After struggling to keep the shelves stocked because of global supply chain snags... read more

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Cities’ downtown cores are hollowing out, but small towns and suburbs tell a different story

In the News   |   November 23, 2022

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The downtowns of most major Canadian cities are still facing a substantial dip in foot traffic compared with prepandemic norms – but the opposite is true of smaller towns and suburbs within commutable distance of... read more

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Use of the Emergencies Act was necessary, CSIS director testifies at inquiry

In the News   |   November 22, 2022

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The director of Canada’s spy agency advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s convoy protests, despite the fact that the blockades did not meet the CSIS definition of a national... read more

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‘Deeply marred’: COP27 reaches deal for rich countries to pay for developing world’s climate disasters, but little else

In the News   |   November 21, 2022

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The United Nations climate conference in Egypt limped over the finish line Sunday morning with a commitment to launch a fund to compensate poor countries suffering from catastrophic climate-change events. The last-minute breakthrough spared the... read more

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Ottawa sends clear message on environment and Indigenous rights by rejecting Baffinland’s iron ore expansion plans in Arctic

In the News   |   November 18, 2022

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The federal government has blocked Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans for a massive production increase in Nunavut, sending a strong message to the mining industry that any future large resource development in the Far North must... read more

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Artemis I launch reignites dreams of a human presence on the moon

Articles of Interest   |   November 18, 2022

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The 26-day mission around the moon and back marks a critical step by the U.S. space agency. Like a powerful beacon lighting the way to a distant shore, the Artemis I spacecraft sliced across the... read more

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Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential bid

In the News   |   November 16, 2022

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Donald Trump has formally launched his bid to return to the White House in 2024, even as he faces a criminal investigation into his efforts to overturn the last presidential election and just one week... read more

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High interest rates are an assault on young Canadians

In the News   |   November 15, 2022

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There is no way that interest rates can rise sharply without a high degree of unfairness in how people are affected. Take borrowers and savers, for example. If you owe a lot on a mortgage, rising rates can increase... read more

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Ukrainians rejoice in newly liberated Kherson as the city races to restore power and water

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The billboards that still line the main road into Kherson promise that “Russia is here forever.” And there were times when residents of this city, which was liberated on Friday by the Ukrainian military, feared... read more

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Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate, allowing Biden to push ahead with agenda

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The Democrats have held on to the U.S. Senate, continuing the party’s surprising showing in midterm elections and making it easier to push forward President Joe Biden’s policy agenda. Victories in Nevada and Arizona, confirmed over the... read more

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