Levon Sevunts
Levon Sevunts
Born and raised in Armenia, Levon started his journalistic career in 1990, covering wars and civil strife in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
In 1992, after the government in Armenia shut down the TV program he was working for, Levon immigrated to Canada. He learned English and eventually went back to journalism, working first in print and then in broadcasting.
Levon’s journalistic assignments have taken him from the High Arctic to Sahara and the killing fields of Darfur, from the streets of Montreal to the snow-capped mountaintops of Hindu Kush in Afghanistan.
He says, “But best of all, I’ve been privileged to tell the stories of hundreds of people who’ve generously opened up their homes, refugee tents and their hearts to me.”

International, Politics

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict: Save the Children

More than half-a-million infants are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the world’s 10 worst crisis-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The total number of deaths from» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Kashmir suicide attack

Canada strongly condemns the suicide bombing on Thursday of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir which killed 41 people, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said. “Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of those» 

Politics, Society

30 years after Polytechnique massacre Canada’s gun debate rages on

On a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, a young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a plastic garbage bag walked into the hilltop campus of the Université de Montréal’s engineering school with vengeance in his heart. After» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

Sting performs for Oshawa GM workers facing layoffs

British rock star Sting performed a live concert on Thursday as a “gesture of solidarity” with General Motors workers facing layoffs in Oshawa, Ontario. Thousands of people filled Oshawa’s Tributes Communities Centre for a special acoustic performance by Sting and» 

Society

Canadian Tire attacker sentenced to 7 years in prison

A woman found guilty of terror charges for attacking workers at a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty last month of four terrorism-related charges for using a golf club and butcher’s knife» 

Society

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that a high school teacher who secretly recorded his female students’ chests with a camera hidden in a pen committed voyeurism. Ryan Jarvis, an English teacher from London, Ontario, was arrested after police» 

Indigenous, Politics

Resignation of high profile Indigenous minister puts Trudeau on defensive

With less than nine months left before the federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is facing a potentially devastating scandal after the sudden resignation of the only remaining Indigenous cabinet minister. Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from the federal cabinet» 

Society

McCall MacBain family donates $200M to McGill University

Canadian billionaire philanthropists John and Marcy McCall MacBain announced a $200-million donation to a scholarship fund for McGill University students in Montreal Wednesday, marking the single-largest gift in Canadian history. The McCall MacBain Scholarships will provide 75 outstanding students from Canada and around» 

International, Politics

Lima Group calls on Venezuelan military to recognize Juan Guaido

Foreign ministers of nearly a dozen countries of the Lima Group that had gathered in Ottawa Monday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela called on the country’s military to recognize as their new commander-in-chief interim President Juan Guaido. Last» 

International, Politics

Canada pledges $53M for those affected by Venezuela crisis

Canada will provide $53 million in aid to help those most affected by the Venezuelan crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday as he hosted a meeting of nearly dozen countries opposed to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.»