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, 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» 

The LINK Online, Oct.26-28,2018

Your hosts. Lynn, Carmel, Marie-Claude and Marc      (Video of show at bottom) Cyber threats to Canadian elections There has been much talk of alleged cyber interference in the U.S general election, and now there are concerns something similar» 

The LINK Online, Oct 19-21, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi With circumstantial evidence that appears to point to an extrajudicial killing of the journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, only a few world» 

The LINK Online, Oct. 12-14, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) Huge land tract to be under joint federal/Indigenous protection A new deal between the federal government and an Indigenous group in north-western Canada will see over 14,000 square kilometres» 

The LINK Online Oct. 5-7, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom of page) Arctic: International fishing moratorium Canada, the European Union and eight other countries signed Wednesday a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres» 

The LINK Online, Sept. 28-30, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video at bottom) What does the UN general assembly do… Is the UN itself in trouble? A huge crowd of world leaders, diplomats and assorted officials gathered by the hundreds this week in New» 

The LINK Online Sept. 21-23, 2018

Your hosts, Levon, Carmel, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) What to do with so-called “foreign fighters” with ISIS, now returning to Canada They were called “foreign fighters”, individuals who left their countries to travel to the Middle East» 

The LINK Online Sep 14-16, 2018

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (Video of show at bottom) Google: from garage to world -wide domination in 20 years From a university thesis, to a multi-billion dollar corporation, “Backrub” and later “Google” is now the absolute dominant» 

The LINK Online Sept 7-9, 2018

Your hosts, Terry, Carmel, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) North American Free Trade Agreement: deadlines and “Chapter 19” It’s a high stakes game with literally billions of dollars at stake. The North American Free Trade Agreement was a» 

The LINK Online Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Carmel, Leo, and Marc Rohingya refugee situation- NGO Dominique Godbout  is the Humanitarian Programme Officer-Asia for the non-governmental organisation, Development and Peace-Caritas, based in Montreal. She visits the show live via skype to talk about their recent»