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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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Do the economy and the climate have to be in conflict?

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2021

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This article explains how, behind the confrontational posturing between Alberta and the Federal government, there are negotiations between the two that would address Alberta’s concern for the health of its oil industry and Ottawa’s focus... read more

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Learn how to approach negotiations

Lesson Plans   |   April 1, 2021

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This article examines four different ways of handling a negotiation and explains that the end goal of the negotiation should determine which approach to use.... read more

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The weakest link?

Cartoons   |   April 9, 2021

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While the process of making and approving COVID-19 vaccines has been rapid, many countries have struggled to manage effective distribution.

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How young adults and the whole country win with a tougher mortgage stress test for home buyers

In the News   |   April 9, 2021

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Almost everything in real estate has changed since the federal banking regulator opened the door early last year to easing a mortgage rate stress test applied to home buyers. The pandemic arrived, interest rates plunged... read more

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How Ottawa’s program for retrofitting homes showed what’s missing from Canadian climate policy

In the News   |   April 8, 2021

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Something was missing when the federal government announced funding to help Canadians retrofit their homes as part of its fall economic statement late last year. Promised grants of up to $5,000 per household, at a... read more

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Toronto school boards to close classrooms on Wednesday, shift to remote learning

In the News   |   April 7, 2021

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Toronto is shuttering its schools, a day after thousands of children returned to classes after the Easter holiday, as public-health officials said they are being forced to overrule the Ontario government to implement measures needed... read more

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Provinces inconsistent on how to test students and school staff for COVID-19

In the News   |   April 6, 2021

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Only in the past two weeks has the Saskatchewan government started shipping rapid COVID-19 tests to schools. Alberta piloted a rapid testing program in two schools late last month. And in Ontario, some regions have... read more

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Just when you thought it was over

Cartoons   |   April 5, 2021

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Large numbers of new COVID cases, including many related to dangerous variants, have been forcing parts of Canada back into lockdowns.

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Hockey Night in Canada diversifies its broadcast languages

In the News   |   March 31, 2021

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As hockey struggles with its reputation as a sport that is inhospitable to diverse communities, one of its most stalwart supporters is courting some of those communities with an NHL broadcast next month in seven... read more

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‘It’s been a sprint’: A new wave of business creation is taking hold

In the News   |   March 30, 2021

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Canada is seeing a wave of new businesses take flight as entrepreneurs look past the pandemic or take advantage of new consumer trends, a sign that confidence is returning to an economy that was badly... read more

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TDSB tells staff to brace for online learning amid concerns over increase in COVID-19 cases

Articles of Interest   |   March 30, 2021

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The Toronto District School Board has warned its school staff to be ready to switch to remote learning as concern grows about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province. An e-mail sent to... read more

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Canadians can buy Xinjiang cotton products despite Ottawa’s vow to stop forced labour imports

In the News   |   March 29, 2021

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(Note: Teaching/learning material on this issue can be found in the March 24, 2021 lesson plan Do you own something made by forced labour?) Canadians can purchase bath towels, quilts and clothes through online retailers... read more

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Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, Supreme Court rules

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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The federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled March 25 in upholding the centrepiece of the Liberals’ climate change plan. In a 6-3... read more

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Astronomers glimpse black hole’s magnetic personality

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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Astronomers have added a new twist to their first-ever picture of a black hole. A reissue of the historic image, first released in 2018, reveals that the giant black hole at the heart of the... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2021

Quizzes   |   March 24, 2021

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. What happened to the sea turtles in southern Texas? They got caught in an oil spill There... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2021

Quizzes   |   March 24, 2021

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What happened to the sea turtles in southern Texas? Answer: c Additional notes: Residents started rescuing them... read more

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Maple set to join rush of Canadian telemedicine and tech IPOs: sources

In the News   |   March 24, 2021

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Loblaw Cos. Ltd.-backed telemedicine provider Maple Corp. is gearing up to join other Canadian virtual health care startups on the public markets. Maple, co-founded in 2015 by CEO Brett Belchetz, a former emergency-room doctor, has... read more

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