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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.” Read Levon Sevunts's articles

International Military Politics Report

Canada wants a bigger share of India’s defence procurement market

Ottawa is working towards strengthening its defence and security ties with New Delhi and hopes the country’s high-tech defence industries will make greater inroads in India’s ambitious arms procurement program, says Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. India has been the» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

Canada targets Syrian leadership with links to chemical weapons

A week after Ottawa announced sanctions against 27 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expanded the sanctions today by listing additional individuals and entities. The amended list under Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

Canada condemns Paris attack

Ottawa added its voice to the growing chorus of international condemnation of the latest terrorist attack that killed a police officer and seriously wounded two others as well as a German tourist in the heart of the French capital Thursday» 

International Interview Politics

War of words between North Korea and U.S. escalates

The war of words between North Korea and the United States continues to escalate as Pyongyang warned Thursday that it is ready to launch a “super-mighty preemptive strike” against the continental U.S., as well as South Korean and American forces» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

Ontario to tax foreign home buyers, expand rent control

The provincial government in Ontario is introducing new measures in a desperate attempt to cool down the red-hot housing market in the greater Toronto area by taxing foreign buyers and expanding rent controls in the province. The government’s 16-point plan» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

WestJet to launch a new no-frills carrier

WestJet says it plans to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada later this year to provide Canadian travellers with no-frills travel options. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft “subject to» 

Canadian headlines International Military Your choices

Canadian air crew head to northern Iraq

About 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based in Edmonton, Alberta, departed for northern Iraq on Monday to relieve their comrades in arms from Quebec who’ve been in Iraqi Kurdistan for the last six» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refuge International

March brings another increase in asylum claims from Mexico

The month of March saw another increase in the number of Mexicans seeking asylum in Canada with 110 new claims, according to new figures released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). There have been 266 asylum claims from Mexico» 

International Politics Report Your choices

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan courts controversy on visit to India

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s first visit to India as a member of cabinet is being overshadowed by controversy after a high-ranking Indian state official refused to meet him and accused Sajjan of being a sympathiser of a Sikh separatist» 

Program The Link

The LINK Online, Sun. Apr. 16, 2017

Your hosts this week: Levon Sevunts and Terry Haig. A new study suggests that as we age the microbes in our intestines change and cause inflammation leading to declining health. Further research could eventually provide therapies to change those microbes»