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.”

Indigenous, Politics

National Inuit organization outlines priorities for 2019 election

Social infrastructure to deal with the mental health crisis affecting Inuit communities, housing, renewable energy and climate action, a partnership with the Crown and sustainable economic development of Canada’s Arctic regions are among the priorities for federal parties unveiled Friday» 

Politics

Blackface video shot in early 1990s, Trudeau says

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the controversial video showing him in blackface that surfaced on Thursday was shot in the early 1990s while he held a summer job as a white water rafting instructor. “It was a costume day for» 

Economy

GM stops vehicle assembly in Oshawa due to disruption from U.S. strike

General Motors has halted all vehicle production at its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, as a result of a strike by the United Auto Workers union in the United States, the car maker confirmed Friday. The halt in production means» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada Post to unveil stamp honouring Leonard Cohen

Canada Post will unveil a stamp set honouring the late, legendary singer, songwriter and Montrealer Leonard Cohen on Friday. The ceremony will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, overlooking the grand Cohen mural on Crescent St. in downtown, Canada» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes

Memes have become a fixture of our online popular culture but now a study headed by a Concordia University professor wants to look at the impact of memes on Canadian politics and our political culture. Fenwick McKelvey is an associate» 

Politics

Trudeau apologizes to Canada’s racial minorities over blackface scandal

Less than a day after Justin Trudeau had to apologize for dressing in “brownface” at a school gala in 2001, the Liberal Leader had to say sorry again Thursday after a new video surfaced showing him in blackface in the» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Beware of bot-amplified social media trends, warns Canadian expert

With the federal election in full swing, Canadians are getting increasingly engaged in political debates and messaging online with hot-button issues being shared, “liked” and retweeted on various social media platforms. But Fenwick McKelvey is urging people to be more» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canadian author Graeme Gibson dead at 85

Canada’s literary community is mourning the death of author, writers’ rights champion and conservationist Graeme Gibson. Publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Wednesday Gibson has died at the age of 85. “We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our» 

Economy

Canadian inflation slows in August as gas prices weaken

Declining gasoline prices slowed down Canada’s annual inflation rate to 1.9 per cent in August, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. August’s rate came in 0.1 percentage point below July’s level as Canadians paid less for fresh vegetables and fruit. The decrease» 

International, Politics

Advocacy groups call on Canada to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

As Canada formally acceded to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Tuesday, a coalition of Canadian civil society groups is calling on the federal government to cancel its multibillion contract to supply Saudi Arabia with advanced armoured vehicles. The coalition,»