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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. Jan 31, 2015

Joining you today to present the show is the regular team of Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc Canada’s Defence Minister Rob Nicoholson (left) is flanked by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson as they» 

The LINK Online Sat. Jan 24

The full team joins you today, Lynn, Wojtek, and Marc About one year ago, the federal government gave the go-ahead to the biggest armaments deal in its history in a deal that’s worth a staggering $15 billion dollars. Months after» 

The LINK Online (Sat. Jan 17, 2015)

Hosting this edition : Wojtek Gwiazda, Marc Montgomery An aerial police photo shows the burned remnants of a seniors’ residence that was only partly equipped with a water sprinkler system.Thirty-two residents and 15 were injured in the January 23, 2014» 

The LINK Online Sat Jan 10, 2015

Your hosts this week, Marc Montgomery and Wojtek Gwiazda Two terrorists holding Kalashnikov-type automatic rifles are seen in front of the Charlie Hebdo building exiting a car hijacked earlier in the day. They killed twelve people and severely wounded at» 

The LINK online Sat Jan 03, 2015

Caroline Arbour is filling in.  Marc Montgomery, Lynn Desjardins and Wojtek Gwiazda are off this week. On the show: Quebec’s unique winter light inspires a British-born painter now living in Montreal, how a journalist’s award-winning debut novel is reshaping his» 

The LINK online Sat Dec 27, 2014

Marc Montgomery, Lynn Desjardins and Wojtek Gwiazda are off this week, but Caroline Arbour is at the helm. On the show:  advice for avoiding injuries while making the best of winter, the beautiful story of how a menorah was passed» 

The LINK online Sat Dec 20, 2014

The full team is with you this week, Wojtek Gwiazda, Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery. Agent Orange and other defoliants that were used during the Vietnam war were also used at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown causing disease among the military,» 

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»