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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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Labour-starved provinces seek new ways to draw high-school students to skilled trades

In the News   |   February 28, 2024

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As recruitment lags behind retirement in construction and other industries, educators are fighting old stigmas and offering different incentives. Around noon on an unseasonably mild Friday in January, Evandro Arruda wasn’t preparing for his lunch... read more

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Here's what you should do with $1,000, $10,000 or a million dollars

Articles of Interest   |   February 27, 2024

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How would landing an unexpected bit of cash change your life? It’s not a bad idea to plan for a windfall We’ve all thought about it: How would landing a bit of unexpected cash change... read more

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Online harms bill puts onus on tech platforms to remove child pornography

In the News   |   February 27, 2024

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The federal government unveiled its long-awaited online harms bill, creating a new hate-crime offence that carries a penalty of life imprisonment in the most egregious cases, and requirements for tech platforms to remove child pornography... read more

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Zelensky acknowledges Ukraine is losing ground as Russian invasion enters third year, Western support slows

In the News   |   February 26, 2024

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged Sunday that his country was losing ground as the Russian invasion enters a third year and Western support slows, a situation that could worsen unless the flow of U.S. military... read more

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Alexey Navalny troubled the Kremlin like no one else before him

In the News   |   February 16, 2024

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From the beginning, Alexey Navalny represented a fundamentally different, more dangerous threat to Vladimir Putin’s grasp on power than any of the Russian opposition figures who had come before him. Though he stood on the... read more

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The other immigration problem: Too much talent is leaving Canada

In the News   |   February 16, 2024

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Surging immigration numbers are top-of-mind for Canadians. But as we reconsider targets for newcomers and address pain points such as housing, we also need to pay attention to talent retention. Tens of thousands of people... read more

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Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to move to Canada and become Canadian

Articles of Interest   |   February 16, 2024

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The renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was planning to move to Canada and become a Canadian, and even bought land here, it emerged Thursday as a plaque in his honour was unveiled in Westminster... read more

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UN report reveals major declines in migratory species

In the News   |   February 12, 2024

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Hundreds of wildlife species whose life cycles involve movement across geographic boundaries are in serious decline around the world, according to a new United Nations report. In the first such assessment of its kind, authors of the... read more

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Cartoons   |   February 12, 2024

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American TV personality Tucker Carlson sought to boost his image by interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, but instead was manipulated into spreading propaganda.

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How buying a car can wreck your mortgage application and cost you the house you want

In the News   |   February 9, 2024

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Given how expensive cars have become, perhaps you’ve put off buying one. But if you’re looking to buy a home, you should know that borrowing money for a car purchase can throw a wrench into... read more

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Canadian universities and colleges trying to come to grips with fallout from international student cap

In the News   |   February 7, 2024

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Postsecondary schools across the country are trying to come to grips with the financial impact of the federal government’s cap on international study permits, assessing short-term issues such as visa processing delays and longer-term threats... read more

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Feeding teenagers is expensive. Here are some money-saving grocery tips for parents

In the News   |   February 5, 2024

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Everyone is feeling the pain of higher food costs, especially families with multiple mouths to feed. Grocery bills have soared as food costs rose more than 20 per cent over the past three years. And parents whose... read more

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‘It will be a good thing for us’: International students living in Canada react to Ottawa’s visa cap

In the News   |   February 1, 2024

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International students living in Canada are feeling both hopeful and frustrated over the cap on study permits the federal government announced last week. Faced with life in cramped accommodation and struggling to find enough work... read more

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Educators across Canada shifting their thinking around exams and assessments

Articles of Interest   |   January 31, 2024

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At the end of every high-school semester, it’s not unusual to find teens weighed down by those stress-inducing final exams. But one Ontario school board has taken a different approach. Instead of dedicated exam days... read more

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Cineplex pulls South Indian film screenings after incidents of threats, intimidation and talk of turf war

In the News   |   January 31, 2024

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Movie exhibitors including Cineplex Inc. (CGX-T -0.60% decrease) have pulled screenings of a South Indian-language film across Canada after individuals opened fire at four cinemas in the Greater Toronto Area last week, the latest incidents... read more

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