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.

International, Politics

Canada backs down on continued leadership of “La Francophonie”

It’s been a somewhat contentious period for Michaelle Jean as the head of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. The former Canadian Governor-General has been criticised by certain media outlets for lavish or what might be considered somewhat improper spending» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New theory about Martian moons

The Martian moons are two pock-marked, cratered and slightly odd-shaped structures. It was long thought they were asteroids that long ago became captive of Martian gravity and pulled into orbit around the red planet. A new theory however suggests differently,» 

Birthplace of McIntosh apple: Rundown, for sale

Many people love it, but don’t know of its Canadian origin The apple is one of the world’s most common fruits with thousands of varieties, but in Canada and elsewhere in N. America at least, the McIntosh is certainly one» 

Society

Vandals strike war memorial on Thanksgiving weekend

Once again, vandals have defaced a memorial to the thousands of Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars. In addition to substantial enlistment by residents of the city and province, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast,» 

The LINK Online Oct. 5-7, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom of page) Arctic: International fishing moratorium Canada, the European Union and eight other countries signed Wednesday a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres» 

History Canada: Oct. 5, 1944 – RCAF downs the first German jet

The D-Day invasion of Europe was months past but the fighting in and over Europe was increasingly bitter and deadly. In the skies, the Germans had introduced an astounding new weapon, the jet fighter, far faster than any Allied plane,» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise backlash from trade deal: Canada Post- Canadian retail

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) Canada is so huge, it’s difficult even for Canadians to imagine. Distances are enormous, but the Crown corporation Canada Post is mandated to deliver mail» 

Politics, Society

Quebec’s provincial election: What does it signal for Canada, maybe the world?

Quebec is Canada’s second most populous province, mainly French-speaking, and with a centuries old and well established French-Canadian culture. Although just one out of ten provinces and three territories, any Quebec provincial election has always attracted a disproportionate amount of» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Are migrants crossing ‘illegally’ into Canada, or ‘irregularly’?

As over 30,000 migrants have crossed into Canada along undefended border points, a semantics debate continues to rage among politicians as to whether they are crossing “illegally” or “irregularly”. The bitter political fight is between the opposition Conservative Party, and» 

On this day, a pseudo religious doomsday cult l'Ordre du Temple Solaire, began its series of murders and collective suicides in Quebec (Radio-Canada)

International, Society

History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins

Sex, money, strange rituals and mysticism, charismatic leaders, weapons, doomsday belief. All these elements above typically associated to varying degrees with cults, came to a head on this day in international death and murder starting in a quiet town in»