The Bank of Canada should issue a digital currency: C.D. Howe Institute

The Bank of Canada says its looking into digital currency (REUTERS/Blair Gable) As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, the C.D. Howe Institute says the Bank of Canada should issue a digital dollar to take advantage of advances in payments technology. The think tank says the digital currency should be a stablecoin, in a new report. Unlike … Read more

early medical interventions and the issue of consent under debate

LUCILLE CLERC Micro-penis, vagina shorter than the average and sometimes open to the urethra, absence of uterus, clitoris larger than average, urethra placed elsewhere than at the end of the glans (hypospade), vulva presenting the appearance of male external genitalia, hirsutism in girls, simultaneous presence of testicles and a vagina… These physical characteristics have in … Read more

Politicians are tackling the issue of fees on retirement savings plans

“We have a challenge in front of us, it is the rise of the discourse on the expenses in terms of retirement savings plan”, confided mid-September Bernard Le Bras, chairman of the board of Suravenir, in front of an assembly of journalists. The insurer had obviously felt the tide, after the publication during the summer … Read more

At COP26, negotiations are tense on the issue of financing the consequences of climate change

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, on the second day of COP26, in Glasgow (Scotland), on November 2, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Once again, the deep and punchy voice of Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, resonated at COP26 in Glasgow (Scotland). “Loss and damage is a denial of the reality of … Read more

in Calais, the State and associations are opposed on the issue of camps

Two activists and a priest have been on hunger strike since October 11, 2021. Here, at Saint-Pierre church, in Calais, October 14, 2021. DENIS CHARLET / AFP Nothing seems to be able to stand against the desire of England. Tuesday, November 2, according to our information, more than 800 people crossed the Channel from the … Read more

The Haitian issue takes on an urgent nature for the Dominican Government

The Dominican Republic yesterday demanded that the international community, especially the United States, Canada, France and the European Union act with “urgency” in Haiti, a country submerged in a crisis of insecurity and political instability. Dominican President Luis Abinader said that the country will continue with its plan of stricter immigration measures. The message comes … Read more

Anne Hidalgo wants negotiations on wage increases and the issue of working time

Anne Hidalgo on France 2 on September 12, 2021. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP Anne Hidalgo wants to put the issue of working conditions and wages at the heart of her campaign. The socialist candidate said on Sunday October 10 that she was “For an increase in the minimum wage and all salaries”. “We have a … Read more

“The environmental issue is now at the heart of a breach of the democratic pact”

Bruno Oberle, Director General of IUCN, during the congress in Marseille, September 3, 2021. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP Lhe French government has just removed the last remaining doubts about the real usefulness of the world congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which was held in Marseille from September 3 to … Read more

A vaccinobus crosses Amiens to issue the health pass to foreign students

Vaccinobus at Picardie-Jules-Verne University in Amiens, September 6, 2021. FLORENCE BROCHOIRE FOR “THE WORLD” At the foot of the bus, a firefighter installs the folding chairs that will accommodate the neovaccinated for a good quarter of an hour after the injection. The team of the departmental fire and rescue service (SDIS) of the Somme took … Read more