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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., Feb. 19, 2017

Your hosts today, Lynn, and Marc (see our facebook broadcast at bottom of page.., performed live on Fridays) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not be in office forever. Could Canadians elect a nativist leader like Donald Trump? © PC/Adrian Wyld/The» 

The LINK Online Sun. 12, Feb. 2017

Your hosts this week are Carmel Kilkenny and Lynn Desjardins in a show which was carried on Facebook live starting at 1315 on Friday.  We will be doing more of these Facebook Live shows in the coming weeks. Canadian universities are» 

The LINK Online Sun 5 Feb., 2017

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marc, and a show which was carried on Facebook live starting at 1315 on Friday.  We will be doing more of these Facebook Live shows in the coming weeks. Award-winning filmmaker Nadia Zouaoui. Her» 

The LINK Online, Sun 29, Jan, 2017

(Note: comments to all stories can be added by scrolling to the very bottom of the page. The full version of stories discussed here are found in the highlights section) Your hosts this week: Lynn, Carmel, and Marc Prime Minister» 

The LINK Online, Sun.22, 2017

NOTE: comments on any story can be made by scrolling to the very bottom of the page beneath each story. Stories feature on this show or segments of longer interviews available elsewhere in the Highlights section. Your hosts this week,» 

The LINK Online Su. 15. 2017

This week your hosts are Carmel, Lynn, and Marc Prof. Michelle Kho monitors a patient on a ventilator as she cycles while lying in bed © Marta Hewson/Photography When you’re in intensive care in hospital the common practice is to have» 

The LINK online, Sun. Jan 08, 2017

To start  the new year, your hosts this week, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc When asked about the percentage of people in their country who owned the houses they lived in, most were far off the mark. © Google streetview It seems» 

The LINK Online, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

Your hosts for this New Year’s show are Terry Haig and Levon Sevunts. Inuit youth issues As president of the National Inuit Youth Council, Maatalii Okalik is a voice for Inuit youth, raising awareness for their issues and concerns, as» 

The LINK Online, Dec.24,2016

Your hosts in a special Christmas “memories” edition of the Link, Terry, Carmel, and Marc Terry Tufts, singer, songwriter, guitarist © YouTube Marc, Carmel and Terry talk about their own winter tobogganing experience. That leads into a great tune by Terry» 

The LINK Online Sun. Dec. 18, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Terry Haig, and Marc RCI’s Eilis Quinn in Baker Lake Nunavut 2016 © supplied Eillis Quinn is the journalist and editor of RCI’s website “Eye on the Arctic”. It is RCI’s site dedicated to news and»