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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday June 4 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Learning language, easier or harder in a bilingual environment?.

For children growing up in a bilingual or multilingual environment, it was long thought that the “confusion” caused by such exposure would delay learning either language well.

Krista Byers-Heinlein (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal and member of the Centre for Research in Human Development. She is co-author of a ...

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House of Commons committee questions nominee for Canada's Privacy Commissioner

A House of Commons committee had less than an hour to question and evaluate the appropriateness of a candidate for Privacy Commissioner, before a government MP proposed the committee recommend Daniel Therrien to the position on Tuesday (June 3).

Therrien's appointment has been questioned by opposition MPs because of the kind of work he did during his career ...

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Space university runs summer program in Montreal

The International Space University has chosen Montreal for a nine-week summer program for postgraduate students and professionals who want to broaden their knowledge about space. It will include a robotics competition and a panel of female astronauts.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Televised leaders' debate before election in province of Ontario, no clear winner

With only nine days to go to election day in Canada's most populous province of Ontario, the leaders of the province's main political parties faced off in a live televised debate Tuesday night (June 3).

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne had called the election at the beginning of May after the social democratic NDP leader Andrea Horvath said she could ...

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Military veterans 'Rock the Hill' in Ottawa over their treatment by Veterans Affairs

Upset ex-soldiers started a series of demonstrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday (June 4) to protest the insurance-company mentality of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We’re not talking to Stephen Harper. We’re not talking to Julian Fantino. I am talking to the Canadian public,” said Linda Magill, an ex-member of the military and the wife of a soldier ...

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D-Day 70th: Juno Beach Centre tribute to the fallen

The German defenders in Normandy were well dug in when the first waves of Canadian soldiers struggled ashore on June 6th, 1944,


The Juno Beach Centre is Canada's only museum on the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, founded by Second World War ...

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Canadian ambassador marks Tiananmen massacre

While China did its best to prevent any gestures to mark its bloody military crackdown on protesters in 1989, Canada’s ambassador and his wife cycled around it in what the Globe and Mail dubbed “a sly rebuke of the Chinese state and its forced amnesia…”

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Tough anti-spam law worries businesses

Businesses across Canada are scrambling to prepare for tough new anti-spam legislation that will take effect on July 1st. The law will prevent businesses from sending commercial electronic messages through email, text or even social media and fines for disobeying will range from $1 million for individuals and $10 million for companies.

Even though it’s one of ...

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Canada: today's anniversary of where baseball began

We know basketball was invented by a Canadian, and that American style football was developed on Canadian rules after Harvard played against Canada’s McGill University and preferred the Canadian game, and now today is the anniversary of the first recorded baseball game, which also originates in Canada.

It was in the small southwestern Ontario town ...

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