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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 wojtek.gwiazda@cbc.ca 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. July 19, 2014)

Your host this week, Marc Montgomery. Wojtek Gwiazda and Lynn Desjardins are off, and Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny have been filling in. Canadian medical professionals and the FDA in the US say there is currently no evidence that consumer» 

The LINK online (Sat July 12, 2014)

Your hosts once again for this edition are Lynn Desjardins and Marc Montgomery On this edition Lynn starts us off. An aerial view of the unusual flooding in Canada’s western province of Saskatchewan on July 6, 2014 is shown in» 

The LINK online (Sat., July 5, 2014)

This week your hosts are Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery. © iStock Another issue has cropped up this week about personal data, privacy and just how vulnerable people are when they go on social media.  This time it involves an “experiment”» 

The Link Online (Saturday June 28th, 2014)

This week Carmel Kilkenny and Lynn Desjardins are your hosts. Ocean Woes We begin with the state of the world’s oceans.  A panel made up of former world leaders and international organizations issued a dire warning this week. Mandatory tracking» 

the LINK Online (Sat June 21, 2014

This week, Lynn, Wojtek and Marc are your hosts We start with a look at Canadian politics and this time how an important federal minister can stumble when they put their foot in their mouth Canada’s Justice Minister faced a» 

The LINK online (Sat June 14, 2014)

Welcome to the Link, with Lynn Desjardins and Marc Montgomery A section of a new proposed law, Bill C-24 would allow the federal government to strip Canadian citizenship from citizens born in Canada, if they are eligible or qualify for» 

The LINK online (Sat June 7,2014)

This week your hosts are Lynn Desjardins, and Marc Montgomery The federal government has been embarking on an austerity programme which has meant severe and often highly cricitized funding cutbacks in a number of areas and to many institutions. One-hundred» 

The LINK Online (Sat May 31, 2014)

Welcome to another edition of the online show, with hosts today, Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery On this edition we start with a Canadian take on the elections in India and the swearing in of Narendra Modi as the new Prime» 

The LINK online (May 24, 2014)

This week your hosts are Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery. Lynn is on vacation, with Carmel Kilkenny filling in. Canada’s National Farmers Union is upset that a genetically modified alfalfa seed has been approved for sale in Canada. Bales of alfalfa» 

The LINK online (Sat May 17, 2014)

This week, it’s the regular team, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc. We start out with a story of national security and Canada’s highest court. A tearful Mohamed Harkat a press conference in Ottawa Thursday, May 15, 2014 – the day after»