Wojtek Gwiazda
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

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics


To mark the retirement of our colleague Wojtek Gwiazda we rebroadcast this special edition of Masala Canada, which he hosted for four years. MASALA CANADA was an eclectic Canadian radio program with a South Asian flavour. Hosted and produced by »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Wojtek Gwiazda: Thank you, and…take care

After 35 years as an employee with Radio Canada International (RCI), Canada’s voice to the world, Host/Producer Wojtek Gwiazda is retiring. He has hosted a variety of programmes, including MASALA CANADA, the Indo-Canadian Report, Canada in the World, North Country, »


Canadians need to know impact of workplace on breast cancer rates, says researcher

Canadians need to know more about the impact of the workplace in causing breast cancer, according to Canadian occupational health researcher Jim Brophy. And Brophy, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor. says Canada has among the »

Economy, Politics

Teachers lose right to negotiate class size

Teachers in the Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) have lost the right to negotiate class size and composition in contract bargaining with the provincial government. The province’s Court of Appeal ruled that a decision by the government to take »


Environmental group Sierra Club latest to face audit by Revenue Canada

Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC, is reporting “Another environmental charity is about to undergo a political-activity audit by the Canada Revenue Agency [Canada’s tax-gathering agency] in what the charity’s director says is part of an ‘intimidation campaign’.” On Thursday (April »


Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

For more than two decades University of Regina professor James Daschuk has assembled documentation of how disease and the politics of starvation decimated the Indigenous population in what is now the western prairie provinces of Canada. From diseases such as »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

National Canadian Film Day throws off ‘shackles of fear and insecurity’

“April 29 is National Canadian Film Day, a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Guatemalan militarization to protect Canadian mining company, Tahoe Resources

A controversial silver Canadian mine operation in Guatemala continues to be resisted by the local community, despite a government militarization of the area to suppress resistance, and a shooting attack on protesters. The Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources mining company has been »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Community forum tackles challenge of gang war in city of Surrey

Another community gathering in the Canadian Pacific coast city of Surrey was held Sunday (April 26) to tackle the challenge of a drug war between Somali and South Asian gangs in the city. Police, social activists, a former gang member, »