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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 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» 

the LINK Online (Sat, Oct 04, 2014)

The full “Link” team is together again this week, Lynn, Wojtek and Marc, to present another look at some of the highlights this past week. The discovery that his great-great-grandfather was a Métis rebel who had died in 1885 defending» 

The LINK Online (Sept 27, 2014)

The full team is back with regular hosts with Lynn, Wojtek, and Marc The neutrality of Andrew Scheer, the Speaker of the House of Commons, was called into question by the Official Opposition NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair after a testy» 

the LINK Online (Sat Sept.20, 2014)

This week the regular team of Wojtek , Lynn, and Marc With the crisis still boiling in Ukraine, that country’s president, Petro Poroschenko paid an official visit to Canada. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was applauded at length when he addressed» 

The LINK Online Sat. Sept.13, 2014

Your hosts this week are Wojtek Gwiazda, Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson testified Tuesday (September 9) before a Hosue of Commons comittee about» 

The LINK Online (Sat Sept 06, 2014)

This week your hosts are Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery Two former Prime Ministers and four Canadian Indigenous leaders met journalists in Ottawa to launch a new initiative to make Canadians aware of Indigenous reality called ‘Canadians for a New» 

The LINK online (Sat Aug.30, 2014)

On this edition your host is Marc Montgomery the U Sask research team (L-R) grad student and first author, Zhicheng Chen; supervisor Juan Ianowski; (PhD) Elecctrical and computer engineef George Belev (PhD): co-author Dean Chapman (PhD) and beamline scientist Tomasz» 

The LINK Online – August 23, 2014

The Link Online this week features stories from Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny. Marc Montgomery and Wojtek Gwiazda were on vacation. World Humanitarian Day © Oxfam Canada An estimated 6.8 million Syrians have left their homes as have half»