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

17th edition of Montreal’s Blue Metropolis literary festival

Back for its 17th edition, the annual Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival continues its mandate of bringing people of different cultures together “to share the pleasures of reading and writing.” Inspired by an earlier event called “Write pour écrire” in »

Economy, Politics

Economic questions in House of Commons on eve of federal budget

Opposition parties were eager to attack the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday (April 20) the first day back in the House of Commons after the Easter break. And the focus for a number of questions, »

Health, Politics

Shortage of federal meat inspectors in province of Quebec today

The message could not be simpler or more direct: “Every federal meat inspection team in the province of Quebec is working shorthanded today, leaving most meat processing and slaughter establishments in the province operating with fewer meat inspectors than are »

International, Politics

Former Canadian PM Mulroney to be honoured by South Africa

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will be among South African and foreign nationals who will be awarded National Orders at an investiture ceremony to be held on South Africa’s Freedom Day, Sunday, April 27. In a speech earlier this month, »

Economy, International, Politics

India’s PM Modi, Canada’s PM Harper agree on uranium, terrorism and bright future

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi were both keen on emphasizing the growing importance of the relationship between their two countries at a press conference Wednesday (April 15) on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The two »

Economy, Politics

Canadians part of North American call for $15 minimum wage, April 15

Across Canada, and throughout North America, protests and demonstrations are being held Wednesday (April 15) to call for a $15 minimum hourly wage. The Fight for 15 campaign started in 2012 when fast food workers went on strike in New York »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada’s government wheat marketing board sold, privatized

Canada’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Wednesday (April 15) that the Canadian government has approved a “deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the »

Economy, International, Politics

Controversial PM of India Narendra Modi on official visit to Canada

For parts of the Indo-Canadian community, for its business elite, and for Canadian business the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada (April 14-16) is being enthusiastically anticipated. The “business friendly” politician was elected PM last year, and »

International, Politics, Society

Canada sending 200 Canadian Armed Forces trainers to Ukraine military

Canada will send 200 Canadian Armed Forces personnel to help the Ukrainian military, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Tuesday (April 14). The Prime Minister made the announcement at the Department of National Defence in Ottawa, and took no questions. »


Indigenous leader requests meeting with police regarding Indigenous women deaths

The National Chief of Canada’s Indigenous organisation the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, is requesting a meeting with Bob Paulson, the head of Canada’s national police force, the RCMP,  to discuss still undisclosed information held by the police on murdered »