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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 focuses 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. You can reach him at and 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.,May 25, 2015

Your hosts today are Lynn, Carmel, and Marc The use of antipsychotic drugs in seniors’ residences has been a matter of intense debate across Canada, not only because of their side-effects. © iStock A new study raising more questions about the» 

The LINK Online Sat., May 16, 2015

Today’s edition is presented by Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery, with contribution by Carmel Kilkenny Prices you pay for online shopping may depend on what companies can find out about you © Associated Press More people seem to be purchasing things» 

Crude prank backfires badly

FHRITHP It started as a video hoax in Jan 2014 by an American filmmaker John Cain. In the first video, Cain as a reporter makes the crude remark apparently as an outtake that was aired by mistake during a news» 

The LINK Online, Sat.,May 9, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny,and Marc Montgomery The museum is named for Pier 21, the huge hall which, for decades, welcomed immigrants arriving by ship at Canada’s Atlantic port city of Halifax © Colin Timm/Pier 21 Canada is» 

The LINK Online Sat., May 2, 2015

Your hosts today are Lynn, Marc, and for the final time before retirement after 35 years, Wojtek. In this undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one form of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria, sometimes called» 

The LINK Online Sat.,April 25, 2015

Your hosts today, Marc and Wojtek. Canada’s Official Opposition NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair accused the government of voting against his party’s motion for a tax break for small businesses, then putting it in Tuesday’s (April 21) federal budget. © PC/Adrian» 

The LINK Online, Sat., 18, 2015

Your host today, Marc Montgomery India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper held a joint press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. © Sean Kilpatrick/CP An important state visit to Canada occurred» 

The LINK Online Sat., Apr.11, 2015

Your full team is with you this week to present the show, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc. Former Conservative government Senator, Mike Duffy, arrives for his first court appearance at the courthouse in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Duffy faces» 

the LINK Online Sat., Apr. 04, 2015

For this holiday Easter weekend your hosts are Wojtek, and Marc Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault released her report ‘Striking the Right Balance for Transparency-Recommendations to modernize the Access to Information Act’ Tuesday, March 31, 2015. © PC/Sean Kilpatrick/CP  For some» 

The LINK Online, Sat., Mar 28, 2015

(Please not: if you are experiencing slowness in page loading, technicians are working on the issue which should be resolved next week) Marc is your host this edition, though both Lynn and Wojtek have left stories for us. Canada’s Prime»