Big things in small packages: small modular nuclear reactors featured in Canada’s plans

Following on the heels of the recently-released federal Climate Plan, the Government of Canada has unveiled its Small Modular Reactor Action Plan.

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The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

Corruption in the pandemic and the importance of asset recovery

Fraudsters are taking advantage of the opportunity that has presented itself with decreased face­to-face interactions, remote working, and potential technological weaknesses, to attack individuals and corporations for illicit gain.

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