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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. Oct 22, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Carmel, Marc (Video of show at bottom) RCMP have previously estimated that 1,200 Indigenous women and girls are either missing, murdered or both in Canada. Others, including the Native Women’s Association of Canada, have suggested the figure» 

The LINK Online Sun. Oct.15, 2015

Your hosts, Lynn, Marc, Terry (video of show at bottom) 2013: A worker collects pieces of shark fins dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong A new stody found twelve species for sale that are banned» 

The LINK ONLINE Sun. Oct 8, 2017

Your hosts, Terry, Carmel, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Panel from the online graphic novel about Saudi blogger Riaf Badawi and his plight © Radio-Canada Radio-Canada in Sherbrooke Quebec has created an innovation on their website. They’ve created an online» 

The LINK Online Sun. Oct 1, 2017

Your hosts Carmel, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and safety Eric Reid (35) and kneel during the U.S. national anthem in 2016 in a protest against police brutality. Kaepernick is now unemployed,» 

The LINK Online, Sun. Sept 24, 2017

Your hosts today are, Terry and Marc (see video of show at bottom) University of Victoria, Medical Sciences Bldg. *UVic* received seven F grades out of 12 in the JCCF assessment on freedom of speech. © University of Victoria, B.C The Justice» 

the LINK Online: Sun Sept.17, 2017

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) A missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 30,» 

The LINK Online Sun Sept 10, 2017

Your hosts, Carmel, and Marc (video of show at bottom) This picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. There is concern the country will demonstrate it can» 

The LINK Online Sun Sept 3, 2017

your hosts Lynn and Marc.  (video of show at bottom) Originally a 12 nation deal, TPP talks continue nonetheless even though the major player, the U.S. backed out. © CBC International free trade deals have always had opposition, But it seems» 

The LINK Online, Sun Aug 27, 2017

Your regular hosts, Lynn, Levon and Marc (see video of show at bottom) A group of asylum seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border Friday, August 4, 2017 from Champlain, N.Y. ©  PC» 

The LINK Online, Sun. August 20, 2017

The LINK this week features Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny and Levon Sevunts (video of show at bottom) Today on The LINK, Refugee Detention Ruling Refugee detention centre in Laval, Quebec © PC/Graham Hughes/The Canadian Presss/file In Canada’s immigration system, decisions are made»