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.”

Politics, Society

Teachers’ strike shuts down schools in Ontario

Over two million Ontario students missed class Friday as a strike by the province’s four largest education unions shut down the public education system in Canada’s most populous province. Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Secondary» 

Health, International

Canadian cruise ship passengers stranded in Japan begin quarantine in Canada

Canadian passengers who were stranded in Japan for more than two weeks on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship have begun a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Canada earlier today, federal officials said. A plane chartered by the federal» 

Health, International

Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers from Japan on way home

A passenger plane chartered by the federal government to bring nearly 200 Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan is on its way home and is expected to arrive in Canada in the wee hours of Friday, Foreign» 

International, Politics

Canada hosts Lima Group meeting to ‘end crisis’ in Venezuela

Canada is hosting foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries opposed to Venezuela’s Socialist President Nicolas Maduro amid growing signs that the Western-backed push by the splintered Venezuelan opposition to remove the controversial leader is» 

Economy

Higher gasoline prices drive up inflation in January

The cost of living in Canada went up by 2.4 per cent in January from a year earlier, driven mainly by higher prices for gasoline and fresh vegetables. However, the numbers released by Statistics Canada presented only a slight uptick from» 

Health, International

Canadians stranded on cruise ship in Japan to fly back on Friday

Canadian passengers stranded on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 infection are expected to begin embarking on a flight to Canada on Thursday evening, according to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne.» 

Indigenous, Politics

Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Canadians to remain patient and “show resolve” in finding a peaceful solution to a series of Indigenous protests that have disrupted the country’s railway transport and threaten to undermine the Liberal government’s signature policy of»