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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 Politics

The importance of the genetic non-discrimination act

Protecting your right to your genetic information In 2017 Canada passed the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, to protect people from being discriminated against over revelations of their genetic information from lab testing and any possible anomalies or mutations. Such discrimination could be» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment

Beekeepers report massive winter losses

Concern for crop pollination It could be the worst year on record for beekeepers in much of Canada. The Ontario Beekeepers Association reports that among Ontario’s 3,000 beekeepers about 900 beekeepers responded to a survey showing seven in ten said» 

Canadian headlines Health Society

Drug addicts in prison to get clean needles

Two federal prison institutions in Canada will begin a needle exchange programme for drug users. While diabetics in prison have had access to needles for diabetic inmates needing insulin, and for others needing EpiPens, this is the first time needles» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment International

Cost of farmland increasing steadily in Canada

While there has been much talk of residential housing prices climbing ever higher in Canada, less media attention has been paid to valuable farmland. Across Canada farmland prices have been on a slow and steady increase In Alberta for example» 

Health Internet, Science and Technology Interview

TB infections: Developing tolerance vs.the battle to resist

Bacterial infections have been around since, forever. Sometimes they’re deadly, yet sometimes the human body can control them. Considering drug-resistance pathogens are becoming an ever-increasing concern, new research is tackling the question of how the body develops tolerance to pathogens» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines Economy Society

Profiting from tragedy: poor judgement, misunderstandings and outright scams

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Hockey league latest to come under criticism A small town hockey team from Humboldt Saskatchewan were travelling by bus to a match when a collision with a truck virtually wiped out the team.   The April 6» 

Health Long Format Society

The making of a service dog

They’re called “service dogs”. Depending on the situation they are sometimes called ‘assistance dogs”, therapy dogs” and “guide dogs” (aka seeing-eye dogs). These are all dogs which have been specifically trained to help people with disabilities, whether that be with» 

The Link

The LINK Online, May 11, 12, 13, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) (book) Op Medusa- the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban It was Canada’s biggest battle since WWII and Korea.  Canadian Major-General David Fraser (now retired) was» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment International Politics Society

Canada proposes international plastics reform

Canada will host the upcoming G7 meeting in Quebec City this June.  One of the things expected to be proposed by Canada during the gathering is a “plastics charter” The European Union already has a plan to require that at» 

Canadian headlines Environment

First, there were record floods in the east, now record floods in the west

(public commenting open on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom to submit and read other comments) Even as  historically record flooding begins to slowly recede in the east coast province of New Brunswick, massive flooding is occurring in British»