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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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How to identify a market niche

Lesson Plans   |   September 22, 2021

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This article is a case study of a startup business that has identified an untapped niche in the market.... read more

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Vaccines: the facts and the fiction

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2021

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Alex Cyr and Molly Hayes report on recent anti-vaccine protests in Ontario and outside a hospital in Vancouver, which caused traffic jams that held up ambulances and others attempting to get to the hospital for... read more

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Lockdowns are for the birds: New research shows the benefit of reduced human activity

In the News   |   September 23, 2021

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University of Manitoba research shows about two-thirds of North American bird species changed their behaviour as humans stayed close to home during the pandemic’s early months. Birds are just not that into us. That’s the... read more

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Financial services powerhouses, led by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, commit to net-zero push

In the News   |   September 22, 2021

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Big-name stock exchanges, rating agencies, auditors and index providers have banded together in a group led by former central banker Mark Carney to focus their operations on achieving net-zero carbon emissions as countries prepare to meet... read more

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New taxes, daycare and help for home buyers: How Liberal election promises will affect your finances

Guest Column   |   September 22, 2021

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The same old Liberals will form the next government, but with a new agenda of measures that affects your personal finances if you’re a home buyer, a parent, a senior or a high earner, particularly... read more

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Canada federal election results: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third consecutive election, fall short of a majority

In the News   |   September 21, 2021

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a third straight election on Monday, but fell short of the majority they sought in the snap vote and will return to government with what will effectively be a status quo Parliament. The... read more

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Haunted

Cartoons   |   September 21, 2021

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The pandemic made just about every aspect of the federal election campaign more difficult.

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Canada’s inflation explained: How the surge affects you and what you can do about changing prices

In the News   |   September 16, 2021

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After a slump in consumer prices during the pandemic, they’ve come roaring back as demand increases and supplies of some goods get scarce. Here’s what you need to know. WHAT IS DRIVING INFLATION? Probably the... read more

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Cartoons   |   September 15, 2021

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Protests against vaccination policies outside hospitals have turned loud and increasingly threatening towards medical workers.

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How to combat junk information about COVID

Research & Findings   |   September 15, 2021

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Another school year begins while COVID continues to rage. Last fall, had we been able to look a year into the future, we would have predicted a pandemic long since brought to its knees by... read more

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Three-year-old Afghan boy reunited with his father in Toronto after two weeks alone in Qatar

In the News   |   September 14, 2021

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Ali got through his 14-hour flight to Toronto using the same coping mechanisms as three-year-olds everywhere: scribbling in colouring books and watching favourite movies. On this trek, he watched Cars 3 over and over. But the reason... read more

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At Fairy Creek, a war in the woods as police seek more power to clear blockades

In the News   |   September 13, 2021

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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement. Watch: Police arrest more than 70 people at the Fairy Creek blockade near... read more

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Riveting?

Cartoons   |   September 13, 2021

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Apparently not. Many commentators (and Canadians) found the leaders' debates uninspiring and not worth watching.

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Election 2021: the players and the issues

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2021

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Going into the election, set for September 20th, The Globe and Mail presents a summary of the major parties’ challenges and strategies. It reviews the leaders, current standings and the outcome of the 2019 election.... read more

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What will work look like in future?

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2021

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This article examines the arguments for and against a hybrid office combination of on-site and remote work and leans toward a future which embraces a hybrid model.... read more

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The father-daughter relationship behind the success of Leylah Fernandez

In the News   |   September 9, 2021

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Rising Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez talks to her father, Jorge, three or four times a day. They are close, even if the man who doubles as her head coach is home in Boynton... read more

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Learning how to cope with extreme heat

Lesson Plans   |   September 7, 2021

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This article answers some of the questions being asked about the deadly heat waves that have been occurring across the country.... read more

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