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CFEE knows youth 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, into the hands of youth 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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Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

In the News   |   November 21, 2019

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Justin Trudeau is leaning heavily on one of his star performers from his last cabinet, Chrystia Freeland, as he seeks to promote national unity, improve relations with China and address concerns over environmental and economic... read more

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Shuffling the deckchairs?

Cartoons   |   November 21, 2019

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Prime Minister Trudeau announced a new 36-member cabinet, part of an attempt to address issues raised by the election result.

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It’s a Canadian value for parents to help pay for their children’s university or college education

In the News   |   November 20, 2019

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If there’s a student debt problem in Canada, don’t blame parents. Postsecondary tuition fees have generally been rising faster than inflation in recent years, and the average grad who borrowed owes roughly $26,000 to $28,000.... read more

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More than 3,000 CN workers on strike, shutting down Canada’s biggest rail network

In the News   |   November 19, 2019

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More than 3,000 Canadian National Railway Co. train operators went on strike just past midnight on Tuesday morning, shutting down Canada’s largest rail network. The workers, represented by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, and CN failed... read more

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If only...

Cartoons   |   November 19, 2019

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This was a traditional U.S. motto, meaning 'out of many, one.' Today the nation is torn by the Trump impeachment hearings.

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Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses

In the News   |   November 18, 2019

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Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Several universities... read more

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Our overspending problem explained: We don’t say ‘I can’t afford it’ any more

In the News   |   November 15, 2019

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If you’re feeling anxiety about your personal finances, Kelley Keehn feels your pain. Ms. Keehn, an Edmonton native, has spent the past 15 years writing and talking about money. She has a positive, practical style... read more

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Beavering away?

Cartoons   |   November 14, 2019

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Canada has a large productivity gap versus the United States, says a study. Even Canada’s most prosperous provinces are also-rans.

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Trump pushed for ‘crazy’ plan to trade military aid for probes into Biden, U.S. diplomat says in hearing

In the News   |   November 14, 2019

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In the first public hearing Wednesday of the U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, more evidence was added to the growing case against the President, reinforcing his central role in pressing Ukraine to discredit... read more

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Got $4,000? This might be the best guaranteed return you’ll get anywhere

In the News   |   November 13, 2019

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High up on the list of lamest money mistakes is keeping a high balance in a chequing account. Chequing accounts pay trace levels of interest, at best. Better to keep big balances in a high-rate... read more

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Don Cherry, fired by Sportsnet, hated any changes to hockey – and his imaginary Canada

In the News   |   November 12, 2019

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Back when people still thought of him as the prototype of perfect Canadianness, Don Cherry’s son, Tim, tried to explain his father’s appeal. “I think he never takes a politically correct stance … and people... read more

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Ask me, ask me!

Cartoons   |   November 11, 2019

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Under Ontario's classroom cellphone ban, students can only use personal mobile devices for educational purposes, for health purposes, or for special needs.

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From scientific revolution to alien life: what the transit of Mercury really means

In the News   |   November 11, 2019

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It was just a tiny black dot, but when Pierre Gassendi saw it projected on a screen in his darkened Paris apartment, he knew he was making history. The dot was the planet Mercury and... read more

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Royal Canadian Legion partners with Fortnite to teach military history for Remembrance Day

In the News   |   November 8, 2019

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Ahead of Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion hopes to teach children about the sacrifices men and women in this country have made in conflicts dating to the First World War with a game, one... read more

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French immersion causes two-tier school system, data show

In the News   |   November 7, 2019

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As parents increasingly choose French immersion, new data from one Ontario school board show that the program is creating a two-tiered system, with new Canadians, children from low-income families and students with special needs overrepresented... read more

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