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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 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. Oct. 23, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marc Oct 2015- Ottawa: Canadian farmers protesting aspects of the TPP trade deal in front of Parliament. Many activists, farmer groups, environmentalists and others on both sides of the Atlantic are a little happier this week» 

The LINK Online Sun. Oct.16, 2016

Your hosts again this week, Lynn and Marc The UN wants countries to tax sugary drinks to reduce consumption that leads to overweight, diabetes and other health problems © Seth Perlman/AP Photo The World Health Organization (WHO) this week said countries should» 

The LINK, Online Sat 08 Oct., 2016

Your hosts this week Lynn, Marc with a contribution from Carmel Senator Ratna Omidvar says changes must be made so there is due process in the citizenship revocation process. Canada’s Immigration Minister John McCallum told the Senate he would consider» 

The LINK Online, Sat. Oct. 01, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, and Marc An image from the ad campaign shows an arrow between a child and an abuser, implying that a click on the tipline could come between the two and protect the child from sexual abuse. © Canadian» 

The LINK Online- Sat. Sept 24, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc With mergers in the bio-tech and chemical pesticide industries, over 60 percent of the world’s seed and pesticides will be controlled by only three companies, with an emphasis on genetically modified seeds.» 

the LINK Online Sep. 17, 2016

your hosts Lynn, Marc, Carmel Classrooms in southern Ontario schools have been so hot, getting down to work was not possible last week. © istock It’s been hot in central Canada this summer,  It was hot in June in the final» 

The LINK Online Sat. Sept. 10, 2016

Your hosts- Lynn, Carmel, and Marc A court case which began this week could eventually threaten the entire Canada Health Act and the country’s public health care system which provides care to one and all, without regard to their financial» 

The LINK Online, Sat. Sept. 3, 2016

Your hosts, Terry, Lynn, Marc A Canadian soldier meets a young Eritrean during a familiarization patrol north of the Temporary Security Zone, as part of Operation Eclipse, Canada’s contribution to United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, 2001. Peacekeeping now» 

The LINK Online Sat. Aug 27, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc Almost all the world’s species-rich regions like this natural forest in Borneo have been ‘seriously altered’ by human activity. © Oscar Venter Many reports and research studies have pointed out that species are going extinct around» 

The LINK Online, August 20, 2016

The LINK Online with Lynn Desjardins and host Carmel Kilkenny Greenland sharks are quite passive and usually pose little risk to divers studying them. © Chris Harvey-Clark A new study confirms the belief that Greenland sharks are the longest-living vertebrates on»