Highlights/Program

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 August 3, 4, 5, 2018

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery, with Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Leo Gimeno Huawei worries in Canada over 5G future and security with China The Globe and Mail newspaper reported that U.S.» 

The LINK Online July 27-28-29, 2018

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny, sitting in for Marc Montgomery, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Er Shen. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, July 27, 2018 Man Booker Prize nominees include a» 

The LINK Online July 20-21-22, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Er Shen, and Marc Canada – U.S. trade war: U.S launches WTO attack against Canadian counter-tariffs The U.S. has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada. In retaliation for what it sees as unfair» 

The LINK Online July 13-14-15, 2018

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Er Shen, and Marc Violence against school teachers: worrisome and growing concern The Canadian Teachers Federation represents over 230,000 teachers in Canada from kindergarten to grade 12. The CTF was becoming concerned about increasing talk of» 

The LINK Online July 6,7,8, 2018

Your hosts today: Lynn, Levon, Leo, and Marc Remembering the first and almost forgotten WWII invasion of Europe It was the first mass invasion of Europe in the Second World War and helped in the planning for the later D-Day.» 

The LINK Online, June 29, 30, and Canada Day!

The LINK Online 29, 30, and Canada Day! July 1st With Carmel Kilkenny, Levon Sevunts, Lynn Desjardins and Marie-Claude Simard (Video of show at bottom) IT’S ON!  RETALIATORY TARIFFS In response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium that Donald» 

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

Your hosts Carmel, Lynn, Leo Gimeno,and Marc. Refugees around the world, refugees in Canada War, internal conflicts, and environmental disasters in 2017 drove over 16 million people from the homes worldwide according to the United Nations. In terms of countries» 

The LINK Online June 15-16-17

Your hosts today, Terry, Carmel, Marie-Claude, Marc, and guest Sophie-Claude Miller from our Indigenous website (show video at bottom) Anniversary of official policy for “residential schools” Sophie-Claude Miller of RCI’s French language Indigenous site talks about this tenth anniversary of» 

The LINK Online June 8-9-10, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) Ontario provincial election: Canada’s most populous province has a new government and a new leader. After 15 years governing Ontario, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal party was soundly defeated, so much» 

The LINK Online – Special from Salon de l’Immigration 2018

This week the Link team, Lynn, Levon, and Marc left the studio to take part in the Salon de l’Immigration, an immigration expo held in the Montreal downtown convention centre known as the “Palais des Congres”. (Video of show at»