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.

Economy, Health, International

Questions about Canada vaccine supply and sharing internationally

Even as vaccinations proceed at a good pace in Canada, some new developments have raised questions not only about the AstraZeneca vaccine, but about administration programmes and possible surpluses. Canada, like many nations was desperate for vaccines when they started »

Economy, International, Society

COVID-19: North American opinions on summer vacation travel, and the Olympics

This is now the second summer of COVID-19 and opinions on travel continue to be varied. Many insist travel restrictions must remain in place to combat spread, while many others indicate they’re getting fed up with restrictions A new survey »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

Backlog growing for immigrant citizenship applications in Canada

Canada already had a substantial backlog of people in Canada waiting for their citizenship applications to be processed when the pandemic hit. A year ago there were almost 90,000 applications waiting for the citizenship test. When the pandemic required offices »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Canadian whales to be sent to U.S aquarium

Five beluga whales in Canada are expected to be sent to a U.S aquarium possibly as early as this weekend. Following a long battle to overcome various legal and government approval processes, the four female and one male beluga will »

International, Society

RCI English section: goodbye

Canada’s international broadcast service from the English language team of Radio Canada International has come to an end. RCI, (originally the International Service, CBC-IS) was initially created towards the end of the Second World War. The purpose was to broadcast »

Economy, International, Society

Greyhound cancels all intercity bus service in Canada

After operating in Canada for nearly a century, Greyhound bus Lines announced yesterday all service in Canada would end immediately. Around 400 jobs will be lost in total. The move is blamed on declining ridership but greatly worsened by the »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Vaccine passports: Canadians yes, Americans no

An international survey this month shows a majority of Canadians agree with the idea of a ‘passport’ showing the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19. The survey also shows only about 4 in 10 Americans would support the idea, with »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Society

COVID continues to take a toll on events this year

Last year virtually every major and minor official event was cancelled over fears of the pandemic. This meant all fairs, parades, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts etc., were all cancelled. Now, a year later with vaccinations well underway and ramping up »

Health, International, Society

Second province suspends first dose use of AstraZeneca vaccine

One day after the province of Alberta said it would suspend administering the first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, the province of Ontario said it was also suspending giving AstraZeneca and Covishield as a first dose as a defence »

International, Sports

Canada and the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Could Canada make the big league this time? Well, maybe. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar. Canada has only made the World Cup qualifications once, back in 1986. To get there the Canadian team has to »