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The Link – Friday, June 22, 2012

Canada has been invited to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating table. If talks succeed, citizens' groups, farmers and opposition members of parliament say it would be a victory for corporations at the expense of ordinary people; Stuart Trew, trade campaigner with the Council of Canadians tells us why: What do Vincent Van Gogh and Canadian high school students have in common? Ottawa correspondent Amanda Pfeffer has the story; some of the world's top scientists urge protection of Northern Canada's George River caribou herd. We speak with one of those scientists, Dr Jim Schaefer, professor at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

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After much lobbying Canada has been invited to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating table

If talks succeed, a number of buoyant emerging economies in Asia, Oceania and the Americas would create one huge free trading block with more than 500 million consumers. But some citizens' groups, farmers and opposition members of parliament say it would be a victory for corporations at the expense of ordinary people.

What do Vincent Van Gogh and Canadian high school students have in common?

A unique contest tries to find out. As a once-in-a-life-time Van Gogh exhibition comes to the nation's capital.

World's top scientists urge protection of Northern Canada's George River caribou herd

A panel of leading scientists is calling for the protection of calving grounds used by one of Canada's (and the world's) most significant caribou herds. They've signed a letter of support for an Inuit Land Use Plan for northern Labrador that proposes to make the 14,000 km2 George River herd's calving grounds off limits to industrial development. We talk to one of those scientists, Dr Jim Schaefer, a professor in the department of biology at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

Sport slam 2012-06-22

Terry Haig is in with a look at what’s making news in sports.


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01 September 2012 - 06:44

I've spent previous sleepless nights in Burnaby listening to the Link and other late night CBC radio, and now that I am living in Japan I turned on the computer and just heard the last broadcast from Mark Montgomery. It was very touching, and like the Mary Ellen Carter and the Phoenix, May you all rise again. As a Canadian I find it sad that we have the funding to hustle politicians back from their holiday resorts with search and rescue choppers when they are running a little late, but can't afford that pesky culture thingy. I will say a little prayer for you all at the CBC tonight, and thanks for all your hard work. Dave Laprise

Sent by Dave Laprise, Osaka, Japan

28 June 2012 - 03:44

The only late night show on CBC that I looked forward to listening to. I was looking forward to tonights broadcast, but had forgotten it was cancelled. Sad times indeed, one of Canada's voices has been silenced.

Sent by Todd Hiltz, Coldbrook, Canada

24 June 2012 - 21:55

Marc, I've been listening to The Link for four years and I'm sad with the end of the program just like the great number of listeners that showed their grief here. Nevertheless, never forget that you are surrounded by good feelings and positive thoughts from your unknown friends around the world. Thank you for everything.

Sent by Rogerio Boaventura, Brasilia, Brazil

24 June 2012 - 21:47

Just listened to this broadcast again ... The Link was so true to the CBC's original mandate ... I am so sad to lose you. Damn the budget cuts .. but also damn the bad decisions by CBC management! The RCI / The Link cuts did not need to happen. And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again. Rise again, rise again— Though your heart it be broken Or life about to end. No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend, Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

Sent by Val Koziol, Toronto, Canada

24 June 2012 - 01:00

I, like so many people, sleep 3-4 hours every night,to hear Marc and Terry at 2:00-3:00 AM was a blessing,I listened to stories that never hit mainstream radio,stories about ordinary people, ordinary Canadians, I for one, will contact my local MP,and encourage others who listened to this wonderful late night radio program , to please do the same, sometimes we feel we have no control, but you never know, sometimes the `powers that be`are listening!!

Sent by Audrey Samkow, Prince George, Canada

23 June 2012 - 12:20

I listened early this morning to the final episode of The Link, and I am literally grieving right now. I feel as though I've lost a friend, and our country has lost much more with the silencing of RCI's shortwave service. The choice of "The Mary Ellen Carter" as a finale could not have been more appropriate; Stan Rogers had a way of expressing in song what few could, or can, articulate. I can't really do justice to the way I felt listening to you say goodbye, Marc, but it was heart-wrenching, and I actually wept at the end of the show, something I don't often do. I am very sad, and very angry right now. Angry mostly that our current government sees so little value in an institution that means so much to Canadians. I sincerely hope that a change in government comes with the next election, and the process of rebuilding and repairing all their damage can begin. But that will probably come too late for you and your fine show with all its insight, wit and enjoyable banter. I particularly enjoyed the interactions between yourself and Terry Haig. Your show was my late-night companion, and now CBC Radio One overnight will just not be the same. I wish you and your colleagues all the best of luck in your future. Remember the final words to the Mary Ellen Carter, and let that give you strength. Godspeed to all of you. You meant a lot to me.

Sent by Hugh Logie, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

23 June 2012 - 08:11

How horrible to cancel The Link. I would deliberately awake at 2 am just to listen to The Link. Thanks Marc and the rest of your crew. LIke the Mary Ellen Carter, you will rise again to see the smiling rats scurrying off into the deep and I will be there to cheer you on. Lots of Love to you all. Mary Frances O'Hagan, R. R. # 4, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0

Sent by Mary Frances O'Hagan, Iona Station, ON, Canada

23 June 2012 - 05:54

Last Night...I prayed this night wouldn`t come. I will be a faithful internet visitor..(unless Mr. Harper decides that too should not be allowed)...Best wishes to all RCI and LINK staff members who are affected by this idiotic cutback decision, Bless you all and thank you so much.

Sent by Jim Hill, Prince George BC, Canada

23 June 2012 - 04:24

Just a word to thank those working on the Link for their work. Nice show, interesting content, well-balanced. Hope you all land on your feet quickly and we get to enjoy your work again soon.

Sent by Gwynneth Jones, Vancouver, Canada

22 June 2012 - 14:45

Oh, my dear Mr. Marc and all the rest of the highly dedicated team. It was horrible to hear the silence after the programme. I must compliment you to the choice of music, indeed very appropriate. They are not saving the programmes, but they should at least save this last programme, considering the sixtysomething years RCI has been on the air. It would be the tombstone of such a tragic decision to kill RCI but also the monument of an excellent era, which brought so much joy and knowledge to all the listeners around the world. I have no words to express how much you have meant to me so I just thank you all sincerely and wish you all the best.

Sent by Margaretha Löfkvist, Stockholm, Sweden

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