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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 Mar 23-24-25, 2018

your hosts Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude and Marc (Video of show at bottom) Experts have long said that a great deal can be learned about you from your online activities and information on such social media as Facebook. A Canadian whistleblower» 

|The LINK Online March 16-17-18, 2018

Your hosts: Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) One of the world’s greatest minds has passed away. Stephen Hawking died this week at his home in Cambridge, England. Professor Raymond Laflamme, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computing» 

The LINK Online, March 9-10-11

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, and Carmel  (video of show at bottom). Haiida Gwaii, the archipelago off Canada’s west coast is covered in old growth forest and a rich ecosystem. But in one area, known as the Kumdis Slough, (slew)» 

The LINK Online, March 2-3-4, 2018

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom). Canadian students have joined an international effort to bring news and information into North Korea Students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are sending USB flash drives» 

The LINK Online, Feb 22-23-24, 2018

Your hosts today, Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (Video of show at bottom starts @ 1.15) Whose history is right? There are various sides in a debate, then there are the facts. The indigenous Mi”kmaq of Nova Scotia have accused» 

The LINK Online Feb 16-17-18, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) We start with our colleague Jiangang Wang from the RCI Chinese section to chat a bit about Chinese New Year in Canada. This month the trial» 

The LINK Online Feb 9, 10,11 2018

Your hosts on this show: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) We start with a word of a renewed commitment by Canada’s public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada to reflect the diversity of the country in its on-air and other» 

The LINK Online, Feb 2,3,4 2018

Your hosts today, Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) HERE China’s icebreaker “Snow Dragon” shown in 2014 in Antarctica. China is clearly indicating it intends to be a player in all future Arctic decisions PHOTO: Jessica Fitzpatrick-AFP-Getty» 

The Link ONLINE- Jan.26-27-28, 2018

Your hosts this week, Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) WATER CRISIS- CAPE TOWN The city of Cape Town, with it’s almost 4 million souls, is almost out of water.  The estimated date of having none left.» 

The LINK Online, 20-21 Jan. 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc   **. (video of show at bottom) Human Rights Watch has issued their annual report. It looks at the human and civil rights situation in some 90 countries. This year the report notes the rise»