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CFEE knows young people take an active interest in today's issues – politics, the economy, the environment, careers, and more. CFEE and The Globe and Mail are collaborating to bring news, relevant to the issues, to young people across Canada. We hope you visit the NextGen Edition regularly - and please share your opinions with us through Letters to the Editor.

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Ontario extends COVID-19 stay-at-home order, keeps schools closed

In the News   |   May 14, 2021

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is extending his province’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2 as new COVID-19 infection numbers decline, while keeping schools shut and dismissing calls from medical experts to reopen outdoor activities such as golf that many... read more

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Nine-year-old activist uses social media clout to save lives in India

In the News   |   May 13, 2021

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In the midst of another grim day in India, one that would see the country set yet another record for COVID-19 deaths and new cases, a nine-year-old girl in New Delhi was delivering small but potentially life-saving... read more

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Frustrated homebuyers, renting is not a ‘financial coffin’

In the News   |   May 12, 2021

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  A certain four-letter word comes up a lot when financial planners address young adult clients who fear they will never own a house. The word is rent. R-e-n-t. Say it with me and then... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 11, 2021

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The Republican Party, symbolized by the elephant, has reacted to Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him by limiting voters' rights in many states.

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Wayne Gretzky may be ‘The Great One’ but he’s no Cup contender as an analyst

In the News   |   May 11, 2021

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There’s some great news about Wayne Gretzky’s reported flirtation with becoming a fulltime TV hockey analyst. He’s doing the flirting with TNT, which is broadcast exclusively in the United States. That means we won’t have... read more

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Ontario’s graduating teacher candidates rush to write math competency test

In the News   |   May 10, 2021

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Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 10, 2021

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's threat to shut down the Line 5 oil pipeline poses a supply problem for Canada, especially areas that have failed to embrace alternative energy sources.

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The kids are not all right: Educators worry about absences as COVID-19 challenges continue for parents, students

In the News   |   May 4, 2021

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Every Thursday for the past five months, Todd Perrier has dropped off bags of groceries at the doorstep of as many as 20 families in Thunder Bay. Most times, he will steal a few minutes to... read more

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Putin tightens grip on Russia’s vanishing free press with latest attack on journalists

In the News   |   May 3, 2021

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At first, Roman Anin had no idea why agents from Russia’s FSB security service were outside his apartment – though he was far from surprised by their arrival. As one of Russia’s most prominent investigative... read more

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The housing boom is ripping apart the financial fabric of Canadian life

In the News   |   April 30, 2021

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The rapid acceleration in housing prices is causing tremendous stress to the personal finances of individual households and the nation as a whole. If it’s not vaccinations dominating conversations these days, it’s housing. The national... read more

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Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University

In the News   |   April 29, 2021

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The federal government says it is willing to provide funds to assist financially troubled Laurentian University and is in discussions with the Ontario government about how best to support French-language postsecondary education in the province. Official Languages Minister Mélanie... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 29, 2021

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Canada plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent of 2005 levels within the next decade, ramping up earlier promises without yet having laid out a path to get there.

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Inflation pressure hits consumers as firms pass along higher costs

In the News   |   April 28, 2021

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An increasing number of companies are passing along higher input costs to consumers, a sign of inflationary pressure as the economy recovers from the pandemic. In recent weeks, several publicly listed companies have said they’re... read more

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Hope wanes that Ontario students will return to in-class learning before the end of the school year

In the News   |   April 27, 2021

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The head of Canada’s largest pediatric hospital believes children in Ontario shouldn’t return to the classroom until educators have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there is low community spread – conditions... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 26, 2021

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Some jurisdictions, notably Ontario, have resisted the idea of paid sick leave for people affected by the pandemic. Dickens' character Ebenezer Scrooge had similar sentiments.

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