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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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In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future

In the News   |   March 1, 2021

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Of all the commodities that build and power civilization, only two – oil and coal – are set for output declines in the next decades as global warming threatens to turn Earth into planetary toast.... read more

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Harmony at last

Cartoons   |   February 26, 2021

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After years of discord with the Trump administration, Canada and the U.S. are striking friendly notes again.

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Trudeau, Biden pledge to create continental alliance to tackle climate change

In the News   |   February 24, 2021

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Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden will unveil more aggressive targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions within the next two months as they forge a North American alliance to battle climate change. And Mr. Biden is... read more

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Parliament declares China is conducting genocide against its Muslim minorities

In the News   |   February 23, 2021

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The House of Commons overwhelmingly endorsed a motion to recognize that China is committing genocide against its Muslim minority, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstaining from the vote amid a nearly frozen... read more

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University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning

In the News   |   February 22, 2021

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A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money. The anger spilled over at a meeting... read more

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Successful landing of Perseverance rover marks start of epic quest for life on Mars

In the News   |   February 19, 2021

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NASA’s Perseverance rover has opened its robotic eyes on a tantalizing landscape on Mars – one that scientists hope will answer the question of whether a planet that once had all the ingredients to sustain... read more

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The COVID-19 grading curve: Schools rethink expectations for students who have lost time

In the News   |   February 17, 2021

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Being kept apart from teachers and friends has had a measurable impact on student performance, some initial findings show. But the damage varies along regional, economic and racial lines – and there’s no large-scale plan... read more

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Mission accomplished?

Cartoons   |   February 17, 2021

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After a seven-month journey from pandemic-stricken Earth, NASA’s Perseverance rover is about to begin the most ambitious quest to date for signs of past life on Mars.

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Ottawa partners with Huawei to fund university research despite security concerns

In the News   |   February 16, 2021

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The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests. The Natural Sciences and Engineering... read more

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Into the swamp

Cartoons   |   February 16, 2021

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Nobody knows what the future of the Republican party (symbolized by the elephant) will be after most of it defended Donald Trump in his impeachment.

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Riot at U.S. Capitol came close to becoming a multiple-political assassination, Trump’s impeachment trial hears

In the News   |   February 11, 2021

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Rioters intent on killing then-vice-president Mike Pence and members of Congress repeatedly got within a few feet of the politicians they planned to harm during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s... read more

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No secrets

Cartoons   |   February 11, 2021

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It has been revealed that Chinese police own a company that collects details of people applying for visas to Canada and many other countries.

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Young people are turning their backs on an investment that turns 50 cents into a dollar, guaranteed

In the News   |   February 5, 2021

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Olympic levels of eye-rolling have been set in motion by the recent adventures of young adult investors. The investing establishment thinks very little of what Gen Z and millennial investors are doing with their commission-free... read more

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Most Ontario schools return to in-class learning Monday amid rising concern about COVID-19 variants

In the News   |   February 4, 2021

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Note: Ontario has postponed March break until the week of April 12, 2021. Ontario will reopen all its elementary and secondary schools to in-person learning over the next two weeks even as concern grows about... read more

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Child's play

In the News   |   February 3, 2021

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Stock markets have been roiled by a conflict between small investors and the titans of the investment industry.

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