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.”

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy investigation finds Cadillac Fairview collected 5M shoppers’ images

An investigation by Canada’s privacy officials has found that a real estate management company has surreptitiously collected five million images of unsuspecting customers at shopping malls across the country, raising serious concerns about the use of facial recognition technology. Privacy »

International, Politics

Senate motion calls on Canada to recognize independence of Nagorno-Karabakh

Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos is calling on Canada to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and “immediately condemn the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression” against the breakaway Armenian-populated region in the South Caucasus. In a motion presented in the Senate on Tuesday, Housakos called upon »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Ottawa wants to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers

The federal government is launching wide-ranging consultations with provinces and territories, various industries and worker support groups aimed at improving working and living conditions for tens of thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada who’ve been hit hard by the »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s top doctor calls for ‘structural change’ to defeat pandemic

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is calling for “structural change” across health, social, and economic sectors to deal with the impact of the pandemic that has exposed deep societal inequities. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada Post stamp celebrates country’s first female battlefield artist

Canada Post is releasing a new stamp celebrating the work of Mary Riter Hamilton whose paintings and drawings of First World War battlefields in France and Belgium earned her the title of Canada’s first unofficial female battlefield artist. The new »

Economy, Health, Society

Sales of cancer medicines in Canada nearly tripled over past decade: report

Sales of cancer-fighting medicines in Canada have nearly tripled over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion in 2019, according to a report by the federal Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. According to the Oncology Medicines in Canada chartbook released by »

International, Politics

Opposition presses Trudeau on exemption to military drone tech sales to Turkey

Canada’s opposition Conservative Party wants answers from the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over its decision to allow a Canadian company to sell advanced drone technology to Turkish arms manufacturers despite its own ban on military exports to Turkey. »

Health, Politics, Society

Coronavirus pandemic ‘really sucks’ and could impact Christmas, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the global COVID-19 pandemic “really sucks” and Canadians should brace for a “tough winter ahead.” Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday, Trudeau acknowledged that the second wave of the pandemic could jeopardize large gatherings »

Politics, Society

Saskatchewan Party delivers 4th consecutive landslide win

The Saskatchewan Party secured its fourth consecutive majority mandate in Monday’s election, becoming the longest serving provincial government in Canada. With thousands of mail-in ballots still to be tallied, the centre-right party led by Scott Moe is projected to secure »

Politics, Society

Opposition succeeds in forcing review of Liberals’ pandemic response

In a rare show of unity, opposition parties in the House of Commons joined forces on Monday to mandate the minority Liberals to disclose a vast trove of documents related to the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of »