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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 Sun. Dec. 4, 2016

Your hosts this week Lynn, Levon, and Marc A woman enters Maple High School in Vaughan, Ont., to cast her vote in the Canadian federal election on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. © PC/Peter Power Canada’s voting system is called “first past» 

The LINK Online, Sat. Nov 29, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marc Some opioids are so powerful that emergency responders must wear special protection when dealing with overdose deaths © CBC The street use of opioid drugs has reached a crisis proportion in Canada, especially on the west» 

the LINK Online Sun. Nov. 20, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marc We open with a special guest as Caroline Nepton joins us briefly in studio to talk about a new Radio-Canada website in the French language devoted to aboriginal issues.  It’s called, Espaces Autochtones    In» 

The Link Online, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

The LINK Online this week features Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts in studio and Marc Montgomery  with fallout from Donald Trump’s  election victory, GMO salmon and a song from to the iconic Leonard Cohen who died Thursday. What about climate change? Donald Trump» 

The LINK Online, Sun., Nov. 6, 2016

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny, Lynn Desjardins and Levon Sevunts. Radio-Canada journalists said they too had their mobile phones tracked by police, adding to the scandal over surveillance and press freedom. © Radio-Canada Lynn Desjardins looked into the» 

The LINK Online, Sun., Oct. 30, 2016

Your hosts Lynn, Marc A net zero home might have solar panels on the roof to power a high-efficiency heating system. Extra insulation retains the heat, reducing power consumption. © submitted to CBC by Vince Sharpe The climate is changing, and» 

The LINK Online Sun. Oct. 23, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marc Oct 2015- Ottawa: Canadian farmers protesting aspects of the TPP trade deal in front of Parliament. Many activists, farmer groups, environmentalists and others on both sides of the Atlantic are a little happier this week» 

The LINK Online Sun. Oct.16, 2016

Your hosts again this week, Lynn and Marc The UN wants countries to tax sugary drinks to reduce consumption that leads to overweight, diabetes and other health problems © Seth Perlman/AP Photo The World Health Organization (WHO) this week said countries should» 

The LINK, Online Sat 08 Oct., 2016

Your hosts this week Lynn, Marc with a contribution from Carmel Senator Ratna Omidvar says changes must be made so there is due process in the citizenship revocation process. Canada’s Immigration Minister John McCallum told the Senate he would consider» 

The LINK Online, Sat. Oct. 01, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, and Marc An image from the ad campaign shows an arrow between a child and an abuser, implying that a click on the tipline could come between the two and protect the child from sexual abuse. © Canadian»