Highlights/Program

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, Mar. 15,16,17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom. Also archived on the Radio Canada Int’l Facebook page) U.N. report on environment: humanity is at a crossroads It’s a dire report that ties climate change and other environmental» 

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

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

The LINK Online, March 1,2,3, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude and Marc (Video of show at bottom) A scandal is shaking Canada’s federal political landscape and the governing Liberal party of Justin Trudeau A scandal at the highest level of government in Canada has rocked» 

The LINK Online, Feb 22,23,24 2019

Today a special programme to mark Black History Month in Canada Your hosts, Lynn and Marc, with special guests Claire-Anse Saint-Eloi- assistant coordinator for the round table on Black History Month; Deborah Forde- Montreal Black History Month Laureate, and Pat» 

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

The LINK Online, Feb. 15,16,17

Your hosts: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Legendary British rock star Sting performs in solidarity with General Motors workers in Oshawa This week, Gordon Sumner aka “Sting” took the cast of his hit musical to the» 

The LINK Online, Feb. 8,9,10

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Europe’s Marine Protected Areas allow heavy commercial fishing One might easily presume that Europe’s marine protected areas (MPA)help conserve marine species. A new study shows that’s not the» 

The LINK Online, Feb., 1,2,3, 2019.

Your hosts Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc(video of show at bottom) Special Guest Wei Wu from RCI’s Chinese section leads off the show with a look at the upcoming Chinese New Year Ottawa unveils new rules to combat election interference Recent» 

The LINK Online Jan 25, 26, 27, 2019

Your hosts today Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canadian envoy weighs in on Huawei exec arrest Canadian diplomat John McCallum has created quite a stir when he weighed in on the current international dispute involving» 

The LINK Online, Jan. 18-19-20

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canadian naval ship heads home after six-month tour in Mediterranean and North Atlantic Spanish Frigate Cristobal Colon, French Naval Ship Latouche-Tréville and Turkish Naval Ship Oruceis sail ahead of» 

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»