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, Politics

Canada’s national debt ‘broke’ the debt clock

“The Trudeau government broke our National Debt Clock” Aaron Wudrick, national director CTF The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is a non-profit taxpayer advocacy group that keeps its eye on government spending at all levels.  Founded in 1990 and funded by »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Global Risks Report 2021- COVID, environment, social upheaval

Fractured Future: That’s the title of the latest annual World Economic Forum report on the global risks. The 16th annual Global Risk Report is not a positive one–citing climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and social upheaval. The report, »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Cautious hope for right whales

After several devastating years of decline due to ship strikes, fishing gear entanglements, and low birth rates, 2021 is seeing a glimmer of hope for these huge mammals. The North Atlantic right whale is listed as “endangered” and while there »

International, Politics

Reaction to cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden had indicated during his election campaign that he was against the huge Keystone expansion pipeline project, and indeed on his first day as President he signed an order revoking the project’s permit. The pipeline, like almost »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The Arctic’s ‘last ice area’ disappearing faster than thought

A region of the high Arctic, especially the region just off the north coasts of Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island, has been dubbed ‘the last ice area’. This is because scientists have determined that, as ice cover is slowly melted »

International, Sports

Olympics ‘2020-1’, Maybe no fans, maybe no games

With the coronavirus showing no signs of diminishing around the world, questions are arising about the already once-postponed summer Olympics. Originally set for last summer in Tokyo, the Games were postponed to this summer in the hope the virus would »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Study shows bits of your clothes are polluting Arctic oceans

They’re called ‘microplastics’ and they’ve invaded almost every aquatic environment on Earth. They are tiny bits of plastic 5 mm or less in size down to the microscopic level which come from deliberately made to be tiny such as microbeads »

Environment & Animal Life

Farmed flies turning food waste into valuable environmental product

Actually the title is a rather misleading as a British Columbia company is recycling literally tonnes of waste food into useful animal feed and fertilizer every day, and they do it with maggots. It is said that large amounts of »

Uncategorized

Will he or won’t he? Biden, Canada, and the XL pipeline

A rocky start to Canada-U.S. relations? TC Energy suspends work on pipeline Incoming U.S President Joe Biden has said one of his first acts will be to revoke approval for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. This has caused great »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Night curfew to curb COVID-19: survey

On January 8, Canada’s second most populous province, and one of the two hardest hit by the SARS-CoV2 virus, instituted a month-long nighttime curfew. The measure by the province of Quebec will be reviewed and either ended or renewed on »