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.

Politics

Possible investigation into Trudeau, WE Charity multi-million dollar contract

The concern over the Trudeau government’s awarding of sole-sourced contract to the WE organisation is growing as the opposition Conservative Party is now seeking advice to launch a criminal investigation. The concern is over Trudeau’s personal and family connections with »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians help discover prehistoric mining complex in Mexico

Discovery of unknown aspect of ancient indigenous group Between 12,000 and 10,000 years ago, inhabitants of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula would have shared space with such things as sabre-toothed tigers and giant sloths. They would also have been using a system »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Multi-million dollar Canadian effort launched to clean oceans of ‘ghost gear’

Fund to support 22 Canadian and four international efforts Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) defines ghost gear as “any fishing equipment or fishing-related litter that has been abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded and is some of the most harmful and »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces stiffer rules for vaping products

The federal government continues efforts to end promotion of vaping products to young people. The additional rules were announced yesterday by federal health minister Patty Hajdu and will come into effect in August. The latest move is to further prevent »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Medical experts open letter to government: balance needed in COVID restrictions

Several important figures in the Canadian health system have written an open letter to politicians saying there is a societal balance needed in the fight against COVID-19. They say the virus cannot be eliminated and the focus of governments should »

Society

Crossing bridges: Why simple arithmetic is important

This is not a big news story, and fortunately in this case no-one was seriously injured, but crashing through bridges strangely seems to happen with surprising regularity. Sometimes it seems it could have been preventable. The latest incident happened in »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Government provides COVID-delayed fiscal update: $343 billion deficit

Normally the federal finance minister would provide the budget in the spring and an update sometime in the fall. The COVID crisis changed that as a massive shutdown of the economy to prevent the spread of the virus resulted in »

Economy, International

Canadian grain processor to refuse crops with pre-harvest glyphosate

Another major grain processor in Canada  has said it will no longer accept oat crops that have been sprayed with glyphosate used as a pre-harvest dessicant starting as of January 2021. Glyphosate has become a controversial herbicide used as the »

Health, Society

Small group protests mandatory mask-wearing order in Toronto

Yesterday was the first day for an order requiring  mask wearing in all indoor spaces in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Similar mandatory mask wearing bylaws have just been enacted in the national capital, Ottawa, throughout much of eastern Ontario and »

Politics, Society

Idea of a guaranteed basic income resurfaces due to virus: Cost up to $98B

The  idea of a ‘guaranteed basic income’ for every Canadian in need has been around for years, but with the pandemic throwing millions of Canadians out of work, it has once again gained popularity. It was recently suggested again by »