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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 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 Sat., Nov. 28,2015

Your hosts this week, are Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts, and Marc Montgomery A screengrab from ISIS propaganda video showing John Maguire, a former University of Ottawa student. So-called Islamic groups spreading terrorism are extremely well-versed in internet propaganda and recruiting» 

The LINK Online, Sat., Nov. 21, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc (Please see special notice at bottom) A mother bathes her child near a stack of rubbish in Ciliwung river in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta May 28, 2009. © Beawiharta Beawiharta / Reute» 

The LINK Online, November 14, 2015

The LINK Online with Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Carmel Kilkenny this week. Syrian refugees welcomed in Canada The Canadian government is arranging transportation and shelter for 25,000 Syrian refugees, some of whom are pictured on the Syrian-Turkish border above,» 

The LINK Online Nov. 07, 2015

Your hosts today, Lynn, Levon, and Marc Pascal Paradis (centre), executive director of Lawyers Without Borders Canada, speaks at a press conference in Montreal Nov. 3, 2015. Sitting next to him is Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger» 

The LINK Online, Sat., Oct. 31, 2015

Your hosts today, Lynn, Marc and we welcome Levon Sevunts back to RCI as the new member of our English team. A Syrian refugee hugs her crying baby after arriving on a raft on the Greek island of Lesbos, October» 

The LINK Online Sat., Oct. 24, 2015

Your hosts today, Carmel, Terry, and Marc Short and common passwords are easy to guess and make users vulnerable to having things like email and online banking accounts hacked. © Shutterstock It seems that all the advice you’ve heard about how» 

the LINK Online Sat.,Oct 17, 2015

Your hosts this week are Lynn and Marc. Dr. Marc Rodger conducted a 12-year study showing that daily injections of blood thinners to prevent miscarriages don’t work. © Courtesy: The Heart and Stroke Foundation Dr Marc Rodger is a researcher and» 

The LINK Online Sat Oct 10, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Terry Haig, and Marc Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking about the TPP deal.”Ten years from now, I predict with 100 per cent certainty people are looking back, they will say if we’ve got in it,» 

The LINK Online, Sat., Oct. 03 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc Canadian police officers training for a mission in Haiti stand at attention on National Peacekeepers Day August 11, 2013 in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. © Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press Lester Pearson, a Canadian diplomat» 

the LINK Online Sat., 26 Sept. 2015

Your hosts this week are Lynn, Carmel and Marc Canada will no longer require Syrians and Iraqis to prove they have UN refugee status before considering them for resettlement © Mohammed Zaatari/Associated Press The crisis in the Middle-East and Europe with»