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.”

International, Politics

Canada and Japan move to expand security cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Facing a common threat of an increasingly assertive China and an unpredictable nuclear-armed North Korea, Canada and Japan are moving to deepen their security and defence cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Ottawa and Tokyo outlined six areas of bilateral cooperation »

Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau dismisses Ontario’s call for stricter land border quarantine rules

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is open to stricter penalties for travellers who violate the mandatory quarantine period but will not introduce stricter quarantine measures for people crossing the U.S.-Canada land border as demanded by Ontario. “We’re always »

International, Society

Two Canadians among dozens killed in Israel stampede

Two Canadians died in a deadly stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel early Friday, officials at Global Affairs Canada confirmed Friday. At least 45 people were killed in the stampede »

Economy, Society

Pandemic exposes digital divide between office and field workers: study

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted and transformed the workplace for millions of Canadians but has also exposed a digital divide between office workers and field workers whose jobs cannot be performed remotely, a new study has found. The »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada ready to provide India with supplies and $10M to fight COVID-19 surge

Canadian officials are in talks with their Indian counterparts about how Canada can best help India as it battles a grim surge of coronavirus infections that have overwhelmed the country’s healthcare system, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. “We’ve all »

Health, Politics, Society

Canadian military to deploy in Ontario hospitals to help with COVID-19 surge

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will deploy up to three medical teams and nine critical care nurses to Ontario to support hospitals overwhelmed by a surge of COVID-19 patients and running desperately short of qualified medical staff, Prime Minister Justin »

Health, Politics, Society

Canadians increasingly upbeat about AstraZeneca vaccine, poll finds

Despite some earlier vaccine rollout hiccups and a handful of reports of potentially fatal blood clotting side effects, the Canadians’ confidence in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has grown over recent weeks, according to a new Angus Reid Institute poll. Among Canadians »

Economy, Politics, Society

Dockworkers’ strike at Port of Montreal imperils supply chains across Canada

An open-ended strike by more than 1,000 dockworkers at the Port of Montreal has shut down operations at Canada’s second-largest port, threatening major disruptions to supply chains of thousands of businesses across the country. The dockworkers, who have been without »

Health, Society

Ontario teen among youngest Canadians to die with COVID-19

A 13-year-old girl from Ontario has become one of the youngest people in Canada to die of COVID-19. Emily Victoria Viegas, of Brampton, Ont., died on April 22, CBC News reported. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said his “heart absolutely breaks »

Health, International, Politics

Canada ‘stands ready to assist’ India amid pandemic’s 3rd wave, says minister

Canadian officials in Ottawa and the country’s envoy in New Delhi are discussing a “number of options” with their Indian counterparts to help India stem the deadly tide of the world’s worst coronavirus surge, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Friday. »