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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.

History International Interview Military Politics

Canada’s commitment to re-engage in peacekeeping; are we ready?

Last week, top government officials announced that Canada was increasing its commitment to UN peacekeeping missions. But with Canada’s Forces often cited as being overstretched and under-equipped, can Canada live up adequately to that promise? Walter Dorn is a Professor» 

Canadian headlines Environment History International Military Society

Saga of the historic WWI Vimy Oaks: threats, preservation, repatriation

The historic and nation-building Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge during the Great War is a fairly well-known one. Now a much smaller battle is being discussed in Toronto in relation to a legacy of that battle Some 100 years ago» 

Canadian headlines Economy International Work & Labour

Automobile union gets strike mandate for upcoming negotiations

Auto strike possible in Canada Known as the “Big Three”, North America’s automobile manufacturers could be facing a major strike. Unifor auto workers union members at Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, and General Motors, voted almost unanimously in favour of giving the union» 

Arts and Entertainment Arts, Culture, Lifestyle Column

Meet Illustrator / artist Karon Argue

She’s extremely good, and when you realize the challenges she’s overcome, it becomes even more amazing. Karon Argue lives in High River, in the western prairie province of Alberta. From her book, *The Smooch* © Karon Argue She says she’s been» 

The Link

The LINK Online Sat. Aug 27, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc Almost all the world’s species-rich regions like this natural forest in Borneo have been ‘seriously altered’ by human activity. © Oscar Venter Many reports and research studies have pointed out that species are going extinct around» 

Canadian headlines International Military

Canada announces big return to international peacekeeping

A high-level team of government officials were assembled to announce Canada’s big new commitment to international peacekeeping. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, all gave brief» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment Highlights International Politics Your choices

Luxury cruise ship heads to Arctic, but no environmental review

The search for the fabled Northwest Passage had cost the lives of many a European explorer whose ships became frozen and crushed by the bitter Arctic ice. Now with climate change, it seems sailing the passage through the Arctic archipelago» 

Interview Lifestyle Society

Canadians: Aliens are out there, somewhere.

Is there something out there? Aliens for example?  Have “extraterrestrials’ visited Earth? Is there a government cover-up? What about belief in ghosts, premonitions, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and so on? A Canadian polling firm took a break from their» 

Canadian headlines History International Science and Technology Work & Labour

History: Aug. 25, 1860- the longest railway bridge in the world.

In its day, and even before completion, the Victoria Bridge in Montreal was being hailed as an engineering marvel. At some 3 kilometres long, it was also the longest railway bridge in the world. Opened officially on this day, August» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment Highlights International

Puffins starve: More climate change?

They are a quite distinctive seabird. Some 95 percent of Atlantic puffins breed around Newfoundland and Labrador,  and indeed are that province’s official bird. They do however have colonies all around Canada’s maritime provinces and in parts of the northeastern»