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.

Marc, Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude

The LINK Online Nov. 9,10,11, 2018

Your hosts today: Lynn, Carmel, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Whither the freedom, and safety, of the press? A series of recent events with journalists being shot, imprisoned, murdered, or labelled as enemies of the state, a» 

The LINK Online, Nov 2,3,4, 2018

Your hosts, Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marie-Claude Simard, and Carmel Kilkenny (video of show at bottom) Tenure fading, universities hiring more contract profs: unfair for  them and students A new study shows the concept of tenure at universities seems to» 

The LINK Online, Oct.26-28,2018

Your hosts. Lynn, Carmel, Marie-Claude and Marc      (Video of show at bottom) Cyber threats to Canadian elections There has been much talk of alleged cyber interference in the U.S general election, and now there are concerns something similar» 

The LINK Online, Oct 19-21, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi With circumstantial evidence that appears to point to an extrajudicial killing of the journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, only a few world» 

The LINK Online, Oct. 12-14, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) Huge land tract to be under joint federal/Indigenous protection A new deal between the federal government and an Indigenous group in north-western Canada will see over 14,000 square kilometres» 

The LINK Online Oct. 5-7, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom of page) Arctic: International fishing moratorium Canada, the European Union and eight other countries signed Wednesday a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres» 

The LINK Online, Sept. 28-30, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video at bottom) What does the UN general assembly do… Is the UN itself in trouble? A huge crowd of world leaders, diplomats and assorted officials gathered by the hundreds this week in New» 

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»