Ferguson award winner Bernard lauded for sharing hobby with younger generations

Claude Bernard, centre, receives the prestigious J. Douglas Ferguson Award from award committee members Ron Greene, left, and Yvon Marquis. (Photo by Mike Walsh)

Claude Bernard, a dedicated and influential figure in Canadian numismatics, has been awarded the prestigious J. Douglas Ferguson Award for 2024. This accolade, bestowed by the J. Douglas Foundation Award Committee, recognizes Bernard’s exceptional contributions and enduring commitment to the study and promotion of Canadian numismatics. The honour was presented on July 13 during the... Continue reading →

Consumer advocacy group pushes back against growing trend towards a cashless Canada

The Quebec-based consumer advocacy group, Operation Consommateurs, is urging the federal government to amend the Currency Act to mandate that merchants accept cash, with penalties for non-compliance.

Cash’s reign as king in the marketplace is slowly coming to an end as consumers increasingly pay with debit and credit cards – and apps on their cell phones – and Canada moves ever closer to the nightmare of many numismatists. The cashless society. “It would be absolutely devastating for the hobbyists and the businesses,”... Continue reading →

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