La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

Restoration: unity is strength for the Cage

La Cage-Brasserie sportive has teamed up with other restaurants to launch a ready-to-eat meal service to meet customer demand and to continue to employ as many employees as possible. "It's like starting a new business in the space of a week," explains Jean Bédard, president of Sportscène, the group that manages La Cage-Brasserie sportive. We are in the process of major reorganization. We do not have a choice. "

Since Friday, it is in particular possible to order, on the chain's website, the classic burgers from La Cage, the braised beef parmentier from Chez Lionel, a restaurant from Boucherville, cretons from the Avenue - institution of Plateau Mont -Royal known for its breakfasts - or even the maple syrup pie from the Crémy pastry shop. Certain local beers as well as Quebec ciders and wines are also offered. There are also groceries like La Cage's chicken wings and ribs.

Everything is prepared in a factory - owned by Sportscène - located in Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Rouville, in Montérégie. The adaptation of the facilities cost the company $ 500,000. Originally, the place was used to vacuum-pack fresh fish and beef for burgers for chain restaurants. Before the crisis, the Cage offered a reduced menu for take-out orders and began to make deliveries. Since the Legault government ordered restaurants to be closed, the chain has had to rethink its business model.

Same challenge for Chez Lionel. "We are trying to find an income stream," emphasizes Stéphane Riopel, owner of the establishment. Everything is stopped, let's stick together. The Boucherville restaurant will offer seven different dishes - recipes from chef Frédéric Dufort - on the La Cage site at your home.

At the moment, a dozen people are busy preparing food at the factory and that number could increase.

"I wish we could make our world work as much as possible. I had 3,200 employees two weeks ago. Now I have 50. "

- Jean Bédard, president of Sportscène

Customers who order on the La Cage site from you will be able to pick up their meal at one of the 14 branches - out of a total of 42 - open only for order service.

Will this new company created by the chain survive the crisis surrounding the pandemic? "We could keep the site after the crisis," says Jean Bédard. It was our vision [long term]. "

There are even plans to prepare ready-to-eat meals for supermarkets. A vision also shared by Stéphane Riopel. "Yes, I would like to continue. I would like us to be able to penetrate the grocery store network with the Chez Lionel brand. "