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The Link Online connects you to the English-language section at RCI  Every week, we present stories specially selected by the team.

We offer additional context and we read some of your comments.

It makes for an informative and entertaining half-hour full of news about Canada and Canadians from coast to coast to coast

Wojtek Gwiazda

Wojtek Gwiazda is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist. As one of RCI’s senior host-producers he focuses mainly on news and current affairs programming. He has hosted a variety of programmes, including MASALA CANADA, the Indo-Canadian Report, Canada in the World, North Country, and The Music Shop (a Canadian rock music show). Before joining RCI, he worked extensively for Canada’s national public broadcaster CBC radio, as well as for publications such as The Montreal Gazette, Cinema Canada Magazine, and Canadian Business Magazine. He produced a program on the history of Quebec song for Canada’s national French radio service Radio-Canada, and was an on-air music columnist at the service. You can reach him at wojtek.gwiazda@cbc.ca and on Twitter at @WojtekGwiazda

Lynn Desjardins

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

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.

The LINK Online Sat Dec 13, 2014

Your hosts this week are Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery. As Veterans Ombudsman Colonel (retired) Pat Stogran was astonished by the failure of the Veterans Affairs department to serve veterans. Now as a private citizen he’s hoping for a public» 

The LINK online Sta Dec. 6, 2014

The full team is back this week with Lynn Wojtek and Marc A homeless man watches people walk past as he sits along the sidewalk on East Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. © Jonathan Hayward/CP A provincial court of appeal in» 

The LINK Online Sat. Nov. 28, 2014

Your hosts this week are Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery Dr Lanphear says, individually tiny amounts of certain chemcials have a negative effect on a child’s brain development, but studies show children have minute amounts of several negative chemicals and» 

The LINK Online Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Your hosts this week, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc A man waves a large Romanian flag in Bucharest, Romania, November 3, 2013 during a protest against the Rosia Montana gold mining project of Canada’s Gabriel Resources. ©  Vadim Ghirda/AP Canada’s extractive» 

The LINK online (Sat. Nov 15, 2014)

Your hosts this week are regular team members, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc An estimated 3,000 people gathered in Canada’s Atlantic coast city of Sydney on Saturday, November 9, 2013, concerned about the federal government’s plan to close the local Veterans» 

the LINK Online (Sat. Nov 8, 2014)

Your hosts this week Lynn Desjardins and Marc Montgomery, with Carmel Kilkenny providing one of her stories this week HERE Prime Minister Harper with Mayor Zhang Hongming and Governor of Zhejiang Li Qiang in front of the skyline of Hangzhou,» 

the LINK Online (Sat Nov1, 2014)

This week your hosts are Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery, with a contribution on the show this week from Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Wojtek. HERE The recent deliberately targetted killings of two Canadian soldiers in separate incidents has resulted» 

The LINK Online (Sat Oct 25, 2014)

Your hosts are Lynn Desjardins, Wojtek Gwiazda, and Marc Montgomery Photo of Martin Couture-Rouleau holding a copy of the Koran superimposed on images from the parking lot where the two military personnel were struck by Rouleau’s car © CBC-Ummaland The tragic» 

the LINK Online (Sat, Oct.18 2014)

Your regular Link hosts are Wojtek Gwiazda, Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery Canada’s Official Opposition NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has promised to set up an affordable childcare plan for the country if his party is elected next year. © PC/Sean Kilpatrick/CP» 

the LINK Online (Sat. Oct.11, 2014)

This week’s edition hosted by regulars Lynn, Wojtek, and Marc A divided Canadian House of Commons has passed a motion to go ahead with a government decision to participate in a air combat mission with the U.S. in Iraq. © Sean»