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Marc Montgomery
Marc Montgomery
With a passion for anything antique with an engine, and for Canadian and world history, Marc comes with a wealth of media experience. After DJ work at private radio in southern Ontario, and with experience in Canadian Forces radio and tv in Europe, the state broadcaster in Austria (Radio 3), and the CBC in Ottawa and Montreal, he was the host of the immensely popular CBC and RCI show, "The Link". He is now part of the new RCI online team producing stories from and about Canada from coast to coast.

Health Interview

Obesity: not automatically a health risk

A new study looked at health risks for people who fit the statistical classification as being obese. What it found is that if there are no other health concerns evident, the risk of death was not higher for obese people» 

Canadian headlines Environment International

Whale entanglement: one freed, searching for another

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- comments will appear after moderation- scroll to bottom to post) Last year saw an unprecedented number of North Atlantic right whale deaths. The 18 reported deaths in Canadian and US waters of the» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

Poverty in Canada: Even middle-class feeling squeezed

New study finds more Canadians feeling stressed about finances (public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom to submit comments) A new survey of Canadians finds that even those with so-called middle-class jobs and theoretically good incomes, are» 

Health International Internet, Science and Technology Interview

A first in Canada for a new technique in surgical emergencies.

“A revolution in trauma care” A patient comes in to the hospital emergency room with serious internal bleeding in the abdomen or lower body, It may be from a gunshot, car accident, fight, or some other hemorrhaging incident but they» 

Canadian headlines Economy Immigration & Refugees International Politics Society

Emergency meeting on asylum seekers

House of Commons Immigration Committee to meet today after increasingly tense month on the issue of asylum claimants Last week a tense meeting between Canada’s federal immigration minister and an Ontario government minister ended in name-calling, an abrupt exit, and» 

Canadian headlines Economy International Politics Your choices

Uh oh! Unintended consequences for anyone involved in Canada’s cannabis industry

Denied U.S. entry, even banned for life Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal this fall in Canada. After the federal government announced its plans to legalise marijuana, many business types, former politicians and even former police rushed» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines International

Montreal’s World Film Festival in doubt

The Montreal “Festival des films du monde” (FFM) at one time was a a star-studded premier movie event in Canada. Its “star” however has faded considerably in the past few years while its competitor, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has» 

The Link

The LINK Online July 13-14-15, 2018

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Er Shen, and Marc Violence against school teachers: worrisome and growing concern The Canadian Teachers Federation represents over 230,000 teachers in Canada from kindergarten to grade 12. The CTF was becoming concerned about increasing talk of» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines International Society Your choices

Indy-car racing: The big event in the big city

While Montreal has the Formula One racing event which attracts vast crowds to that city every year, Toronto is the place to be this weekend for car racing fans. The Toronto Honda-Indy race takes place this weekend in Canada’s biggest city» 

Interview

NATO: defence spending claim and counter-claims

U.S President Trump once again ruffled some feathers at the NATO summit this week. Among other things he complained that other members were not meeting their financial obligations. His gruff talk however seems to have had some effect. Colin Robertson»