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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.

Canadian headlines Economy Highlights Lifestyle Society

Canadian spending on Christmas

The lights and Christmas decorations are up in the malls and shopping centres across Canada, and Canadians are starting their annual gift buying. In an annual survey, Canadians appear to be ready to spend in spite of lots of financial» 

Canadian headlines Highlights Lifestyle Society

Religion and its place in Canadian public life

A new national survey shows Canadians are divided about the role religion should play in government and societal affairs. In an Angus Reid Institute survey, more respondents said religion is good for society or does more good than bad (38%)» 

International Interview Military Politics Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

Environment International Military Politics Science and Technology Society The Link

the LINK Online: Sun. Nov. 19, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) There is an international coalition campaigning to ban fully autonomous weapons © CBC They are killers, and they operate and make decisions by themselves on when and where and» 

Arts, Culture, Lifestyle Column International Military Politics Your choices

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent. I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

Canadian headlines Education Highlights Lifestyle Society Your choices

Canadian university embroiled in free speech controversy

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- scroll to bottom of page for submission form) On its website page on Values, Vision, and Mission, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, prides itself on a commitment to several aspects of critical» 

Health International Interview Science and Technology

Breastfeeding: study shows another benefit from birth to teen years

It is one of the biggest research evaluations of the benefits of breastfeeding. In a longterm study, breastfeeding was shown to clearly reduce incidence of eczema in babies and youth from birth through to 16 years of age. Dr. Michael» 

Canadian headlines Education Highlights Politics Society

The longest college strike in Ontario will continue

It’s been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at 24 community colleges have been on strike since October 16. Several colleges and contractors such» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment Highlights Science and Technology Your choices

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

Economy Environment History International Interview Science and Technology Society

Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.»