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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 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 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, Sat., July 4, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc When it comes to Canadian stereotypes, the comedy characters Bob and Doug McKenzie got it right by wearing toques, plaid shirts, parkas and saying “eh” a lot..and drinking lots of beer © CBC» 

The LINK Online, Sat., June 27, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny, and Marc Montgomery Gay speed skaters Blake Skjellerup and Anastasia Bucsis feature in the documentary To Russia With Love, about the gay rights controversy at the Sochi Winter Olympics © “To Russia With» 

The LINK Online, June 20, 2015

This week, the program is presented by Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny. Journalism Is… Our first story is on the new campaign to raise the profile of journalism in Canada. The goal is to launch a national debate» 

The LINK Online, Sat., June 13, 2015

Presenting the show this week,  Lynn, Carmel, and Marc Reports that news host Evan Solomon was fired over ethical concerns have focused attention on the issue of journalistic integrity © CBC the profession of journalism has taken quite a knocking about» 

The LINK Online Sat., June 6, 2015

Your hosts today, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc..AND A CONTEST ! (Click on the link at the bottom of the page). Studies show trampolines pose a significant risk of severe injury, particularly to younger children and when used by more than» 

The LINK Online Sat. May 30, 2015

Your hosts are Lynn, Marc and Carmel Climate change protesters exhibited their solidarity with residents of Clyde River against seismic testing in New York City in 2014 © Greenpeace/hand out photo Ever since it was announced that an international consortium of» 

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»