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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.

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World Trade dispute, Canada-Mexico win, US continues to stall

The dispute concerns an American law on beef and pork products called Country of Origin Labelling, or COOL introduced in September of 2008. The US said it was a measure to inform American consumers about the origins of their beef» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refuge International Politics Society

Marriage fraud-immigration- conviction

An Alberta man has been convicted of agreeing to a “marriage of convenience: with a foreign woman in exchange for  a fee. It’s the first such case successfully prosecuted in the western province. Another case was prosecuted in 2004 in» 

Canadian headlines History Society

Yet another theft of a memorial

It is an ongoing problem across Canada, and indeed in many countries. Thieves are targetting memorials for the metal.  Many of the thefts involve plaques on cenotaphs and other memorials to veterans. These are often made of bronze or brass,» 

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The LINK Online, Sat., June 27, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny, and Marc Montgomery Gay speed skaters Blake Skjellerup and Anastasia Bucsis feature in the documentary To Russia With Love, about the gay rights controversy at the Sochi Winter Olympics © “To Russia With» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment Highlights International Society

Sea Shepherd- MV Farley Mowat last poke in the eye to authorities

Once the flagship of the environmental protection group Sea Shepherd, and an often irritant to authorities and  the MV Farley Mowat now sits on the harbour bottom at dockside in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Re-named Farley Mowat after the late world-famous author» 

Canadian headlines Health Highlights Lifestyle Society

Canada: getting fatter, but smoking less

Medical professionals across Canada have long been sounding the alarm about excess weight and health problems. This week Canada’s official data gathering agency, Statistics Canada, released it’s annual Canadian Health Survey for 2014. It shows that Canadians continue to get» 

Health Highlights Interview Society Your choices

Gonorrhea research: exciting breakthrough with wider implications

Researchers in Canada have made a very important discovery regarding bacterial infections that could lead to new therapies. This could involve enabling the body’s own immune system to fight pathogenic microbes that are currently difficult to treat. University of Toronto» 

Canadian headlines Highlights Immigration & Refuge International Politics Society

Canada’s immigration gateway museum reopens

Following a 30 million dollar renovation over six months Canada’s Pier 21 immigration museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been officially reopened today. Although a “soft” opening began last month, today many dignitaries were on hand at the official ceremony» 

Canadian headlines Highlights Immigration & Refuge International Society

Fake monks out for your cash

They certainly look the part at first,with their shaved heads and long robes, often orange but sometimes brown or grey, but these Buddhist monks are not monks at all.  Usually Asian men, there are a smaller number of women similarly» 

Canadian headlines Indigenous Military Society

WWI Aboriginal hero honoured

Francis Pegahmagabow was honoured this week. He was Canada’s most decorated indigenous soldier of the First World War. Francis Pegahmagabow shortly after the end of the war wearing his many medals © wikicommons On June 20th, a small ceremony was held»