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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 Tokyo, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka share mental-health struggles as Japan confronts workaholic culture

In the News   |   July 29, 2021

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Japan has created a lexicon to describe the suffocating pressure of workplace expectations, and the deaths that sometimes result. The country has spent years battling high suicide rates and workaholism so endemic it has spawned... read more

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Penny Oleksiak shows up when it matters, and that’s why she’s Canada’s greatest summer Olympian

In the News   |   July 28, 2021

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Standing there right after becoming Canada’s most-decorated Summer Olympian, Penny Oleksiak has to give some real thought to why she’s so good at the Games. The inference is that she isn’t quite so great everywhere... read more

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Mary Simon installed as governor-general, first Indigenous person to serve as Queen’s federal representative in Canada

In the News   |   July 27, 2021

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Mary Simon says she is honoured, humbled and ready to be the first Indigenous person to serve as the Queen’s federal representative in Canada. Her official installation as Governor-General took place in the Senate on... read more

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Managing your personal finances on a smartphone? It’s addictive

Articles of Interest   |   July 27, 2021

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My smartphone ate my wallet, and I couldn’t be happier about it. In the past six months, I have migrated a lot of my banking, investing and monitoring of reward cards to my phone. My... read more

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Tokyo Olympics: Maggie Mac Neil wins 100m butterfly and Canada’s first gold medal

In the News   |   July 26, 2021

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Maggie Mac Neil is a bit of an over-planner. “Meticulous” is the word she used. “I like to know this is what I’m doing two years from now,” Mac Neil said on Monday. So she’s... read more

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Wildfires in Canada: Here’s how bad the air quality is now, and when the smoke is expected to clear

In the News   |   July 22, 2021

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For most people living in Western Canada, smoky haze and reduced air quality are par for the course during wildfire season. But when visibility was reduced, the air smelled of smoke and the sun burned... read more

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Inflation, as tracked in bagels, bacon and pints of beer

In the News   |   July 21, 2021

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My recent shout-out asking for examples of inflation produced a full shopping list full of examples. We know inflation is on the rise – we started the year with prices rising 1 per cent year over year... read more

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Ontario schools should resume normal activities this fall, provincial COVID-19 science advisers recommend

In the News   |   July 20, 2021

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Ontario students should return to schools that look more normal in the fall, with sports and clubs, no lineups for daily health checks at the door, and optional masking – as long as there is... read more

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At the Tokyo Olympics, Japan is spending a fortune and risking a lot. What does it hope to gain?

In the News   |   July 19, 2021

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COVID-19 threw a wrench into Brand Japan’s plans for a prestigious spectacle and an influx of foreign visitors. But the Games are going ahead anyway, whether Japanese people want it to or not. Just how... read more

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Anthropologist explains how she concluded 200 children were buried at the Kamloops Residential School

In the News   |   July 16, 2021

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The First Nation of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc has shared new details about a search that led to the discovery of children’s remains at the site of what was once Canada’s largest residential school, a finding... read more

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Trudeau says Ottawa working to help Afghan interpreters come to Canada

In the News   |   July 15, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to help Afghan interpreters as calls intensify to bring former employees of the Canadian government to Canada. As the U.S. military withdraws its troops from the war-torn country, Afghans who... read more

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Death toll climbs to 72 in South Africa as looting, destruction grip country

In the News   |   July 14, 2021

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Thousands of soldiers and patrolling civilian volunteers are beginning to gain control of some of South Africa’s worst-hit districts after five days of chaotic violence and massive looting that has left at least 72 people dead. Military... read more

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‘COVID-opoly’ and time capsules: students across Canada reflect on learning, living through history

In the News   |   July 12, 2021

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Lorelai and Rory Gilmore drink a lot of coffee on the television series Gilmore Girls. So it was important for Else Watt to prominently display a coffee mug in the pandemic diorama she made for a... read more

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Inuk leader Mary Simon named first Indigenous Governor-General of Canada

In the News   |   July 6, 2021

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An Inuk woman and experienced leader, Mary Simon, will serve as the new Governor-General, becoming the first Indigenous person to be the Queen’s representative in Canada. The appointment of Ms. Simon is taking a place at... read more

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‘We have to restore faith in humanity’: Community members rally to help B.C. wildfire evacuees, firefighters

In the News   |   July 5, 2021

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On a smoky Saturday morning as ash fell from the sky, Kelly Lynn and her husband pulled in to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc powwow grounds in Kamloops, their pickup truck raising a cloud of dust... read more

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