Highlights/Program

The Link

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 focused 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. He retired from RCI in July, 2015 and can be reached at wojtekgwiazdamtl@gmail.com or 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 Sept. 21-23, 2018

Your hosts, Levon, Carmel, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) What to do with so-called “foreign fighters” with ISIS, now returning to Canada They were called “foreign fighters”, individuals who left their countries to travel to the Middle East» 

The LINK Online Sep 14-16, 2018

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (Video of show at bottom) Google: from garage to world -wide domination in 20 years From a university thesis, to a multi-billion dollar corporation, “Backrub” and later “Google” is now the absolute dominant» 

The LINK Online Sept 7-9, 2018

Your hosts, Terry, Carmel, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) North American Free Trade Agreement: deadlines and “Chapter 19” It’s a high stakes game with literally billions of dollars at stake. The North American Free Trade Agreement was a» 

The LINK Online Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Carmel, Leo, and Marc Rohingya refugee situation- NGO Dominique Godbout  is the Humanitarian Programme Officer-Asia for the non-governmental organisation, Development and Peace-Caritas, based in Montreal. She visits the show live via skype to talk about their recent» 

The LINK Online, Aug. 24-26, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Terry, Leo, Marc Skilled professionals facing uncertain job future We usually think of “precarious” work as being low-skilled, low-pay jobs. Precarious means there’s no real job security, no pension, no benefits, and in a job» 

The LINK Online, Aug 17,18,19, 2018

Your hosts this week Terry, Er, Marc Even with tracking function off, Google still knows where you are and keeps the information A recent investigation shows that your movements are still being tracked and recorded even when you turn your» 

The LINK Online August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, August 10, 2018 SAUDI ARABIA TAKES DRAMATIC ACTION FOLLOWING CANADIAN TWEET The diplomatic» 

The LINK Online August 3, 4, 5, 2018

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery, with Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Leo Gimeno Huawei worries in Canada over 5G future and security with China The Globe and Mail newspaper reported that U.S.» 

The LINK Online July 27-28-29, 2018

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny, sitting in for Marc Montgomery, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Er Shen. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, July 27, 2018 Man Booker Prize nominees include a» 

The LINK Online July 20-21-22, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Er Shen, and Marc Canada – U.S. trade war: U.S launches WTO attack against Canadian counter-tariffs The U.S. has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada. In retaliation for what it sees as unfair»