The Link

Every week, on Friday, you can watch a new edition of The Link Online, presented by the English section of Radio Canada International. During the show, we discuss weekly news stories specially selected by our journalists and offer additional context. It makes for an informative and entertaining half-hour full of news about Canada and Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

All editions of The Link are available at all times on our website. You can watch The Link live on Facebook, YouTube or our website at 13:15 (Montreal time) on Fridays. Or, watch it later by clicking on All shows on the sidebar of our home page.

You can send us your comments and suggestions at english@rcinet.ca.

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.”

Lynn Desjardins

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

Marc Montgomery

With a passion for anything antique with an engine, and for Canadian and world history, Marc comes with a wealth of media experience. After DJ work at private radio in southern Ontario, and with experience in Canadian Forces radio and tv in Europe, the state broadcaster in Austria (Radio 3), and the CBC in Ottawa and Montreal, he was the host of the immensely popular CBC and RCI show, "The Link". He is now part of the new RCI online team producing stories from and about Canada from coast to coast.

The LINK Online, Jan 11,12,13, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc   (video of show at bottom -Facebook archived version starts after one minute) Canadian officials meet with detained Canadians in China For the second time in a matter of weeks, Canadian officials have been granted» 

The LINK Online, Jan. 4-5-6, 2019

your hosts to start the new year, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc   *(video of show at bottom of page) How to best deal with the Christmas tree, post-season They bring a bit of nature from the outdoors into the home, and with» 

The LINK Online Dec 21-22-23, 2018

As we prepare to pause for the Christmas holidays, your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) More Canadians arrested in China Another Canadian is reported to be under arrest in China, although this» 

L-R: , Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc

The LINK Online, Dec. 14-15-16, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc  (Video of show at bottom) Canada tries to find more information on Canadians arrested in China, over the Huawei arrest here Canada and China are involved in a major diplomatic row, at the» 

The LINK Online Dec. 7-8-9, 2018

Your hosts: Carmel, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) China demands arrested Huawei exec be released One of the top executives of the Chinese technology and telecom giant Huawei was arrested in Canada on December 1 as she» 

The LINK Online, Nov 30, Dec 1-2

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (show video at bottom) Birth tourism in Canada, a much bigger issue than thought Birth tourism, passport babies, or the related anchor baby, are used to describe the concept of foreign women coming» 

Marc, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude

The LINK Online, Nov 23-24-25, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (show video at bottom) Private boys’ school, sexual abuse It has been one of the top stories in Canadian news this week. An exclusive Catholic private school for boys for grades 7-12 (aged approx» 

The LINK Online Nov 16-17-18, 2018

Your hosts today, Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Collaborations of concern: Universities and Chinese researchers: Universities are very often centres of discovery and technological innovation.  Chinese researchers are actively seeking to collaborate on such» 

Marc, Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude

The LINK Online Nov. 9,10,11, 2018

Your hosts today: Lynn, Carmel, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Whither the freedom, and safety, of the press? A series of recent events with journalists being shot, imprisoned, murdered, or labelled as enemies of the state, a» 

The LINK Online, Nov 2,3,4, 2018

Your hosts, Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marie-Claude Simard, and Carmel Kilkenny (video of show at bottom) Tenure fading, universities hiring more contract profs: unfair for  them and students A new study shows the concept of tenure at universities seems to»