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Chapter 8/9 Assignment: Analyzing Canada’s Economic Issues in the News (Read 470 times)
Reply #1 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 1:04pm

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See the attached file for some examples of final product formats that your Chapter 8/9 Assignment can take! (sorry, audio and video clips do not work...)

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Jan 31st, 2020 at 11:42am

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Please see the attached file for a copy of the assignment handout.

Fri, Jan. 31 - Introduce Assignment; start working in Expert Groups to understand assigned article
Thurs, Feb. 6 - Work period in Expert Groups to understand assigned article
Fri, Feb. 7 - Work period in Jigsaw Groups to teach and summarize 4 articles to other group members
Mon, Feb. 10 /Tues, Feb. 11 - Individual work period

Quick links to articles:

Article 1: Services
Greenwood, John. “The services industry: Canada’s secret economic playground?” Maclean’s. 1 April 2015, https://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/the-services-industry-canadas-s.... Accessed 30 January 2020.

Article 2: GM Plant
CBC News. “GM's Oshawa plant is closing: Here's what you need to know.” CBC.ca, Nov 26, 2018, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/gm-oshawa-closure-1.4921660. Accessed 30 January 2020.

Article 3: US-China Trade War
Powell, Naomi. “Canadian farmers left with more questions after U.S. and China sign long-awaited trade deal.” Financial Post. 15 January 2020, https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadian-farmers-left-with-more-
questions-after-u-s-and-china-sign-long-awaited-trade-deal. Accessed 30 January 2020.

Article 4: USMCA/CUSMA
Kirby, Jen. “USMCA, Trump’s new NAFTA deal, explained in 600 words.” Vox, 29 January 2020,
https://www.vox.com/2018/10/3/17930092/usmca-mexico-nafta-trump-trade-deal-expla.... Accessed 30 January 2020.
+ Watch Video: “USMCA vs NAFTA, explained with a toy car” on this article’s webpage.

Optional Podcast (25 minutes, discusses the politics too)
Tax Notes. “NAFTA Versus USMCA: Taxes, Tariffs, And Trade In North America.” Forbes, 22 January 2020,
https://www.forbes.com/sites/taxnotes/2020/01/22/nafta-versus-usmca-taxes-tariff.... Accessed 30 January 2020.

Assignment Due date:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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