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

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Canada pledges money, relief in response to earthquake in Nepal

The Canadian government has announced the extent of its relief efforts following the earthquake Saturday in Nepal. On Monday (April 27) three ministers, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, told journalists »

Politics, Society

PM Harper announces next Chief of Defence Staff is Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance

Canada’s next Chief of Defence Staff will be Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, a veteran commander of Canada’s Afghanistan mission, and presently in charge of Canada’s participation in the coalition fighting the Islamic State. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Stephen »


Politics Today – April 26, 2015

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the electoral reaction to the tabling of a federal budget by the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He reports on the budget in Canada’s most populous »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Canada wraps up two year chairmanship of Arctic Council

“No one knows better more than the people who live here how to survive and to thrive in the Arctic environment,” said Canada’s Minister of Environment Leona Leona Aglukkaq and Minister for the Arctic Council as she chaired her last »

Economy, Politics

Official Opposition to government: Small business tax break was our idea, and you voted against it

Canada’s Official Opposition NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair questioned whether small business owners could really trust the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper two days after the tabling of a federal budget. In his first question during Thursday’s (April »

Arts & Entertainment

Hot Docs film festival features 210 documentary films from 45 countries

For its 22nd annual edition, Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival, conference and market, will screen 210 films from 45 countries in the city of Toronto starting April 23 and continuing until May 3. This year the festival »

Economy, Politics

Government MPs praise budget, opposition MPs denounce hypocrisy

Since its election in 2006, the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has insisted on its efficient and productive handling of the Canadian economy and government expenses. Despite years of budget deficits, on Tuesday (April 21), Finance Minister Joe »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Grand Chief calls on UN to investigate Indigenous children’s education in Canada

Indigenous Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) in the Canadian province of Manitoba has sent a formal written invitation to Kishore Singh, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education “to investigate differential »

International, Politics, Society

Police and spy agency chiefs testify before Senate committee

The heads of Canada’s national police force the RCMP, the spy agency CSIS, and the electronics gathering agency CSE testified Monday (April 20) at a hearing of the Senate’s National Security and Defence Committee examining the Canadian government’s proposed, and »


Mayor calls for end of gang shootings in City of Surrey after 22-year-old killed

“I am imploring any who have been involved in these shootings to take a sober look at the grim reality of your actions,” said Mayor Linda Hepner during a Monday morning (April 20) press conference in her Pacific coast city of »