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.

Hosts

Levon SevuntsLynn DesjardinsMarc Montgomery
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.”
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.
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.

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, The Link

The LINK Online, Mar. 13,14,15, 2020

Your hosts, Vincenzo, Terry, Marc. (video of show at bottom) Air pollution- a silent pandemic With the world pre-occupied by COVID-19, the deadly virus spreading around the world to become a declared pandemic, scientists say there’s a silent pandemic that’s »

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Mar. 6,7,8, 2020

Your hosts Stephane Parent, Vincenzo Morello, Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom) Facial recognition technology: privacy questions growing Several Canadian police forces have admitted to experimenting with facial recognition technology, but only after news investigations. Questions are arising about »

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 28,29; Mar 01, 2020

Your hosts today, Vincenzo, Terry, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Canadian Space Agency invests in moon exploration The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking to get more involved in exploration of the moon. To that end they’ve »

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society, The Link

The LINK Online, Feb. 20,21,22, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan As the rail blockades by Indigenous groups and supporters continue, business groups warn that the economy »

L-R: Vincenzo Morello, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 14.15.16, 2020

Your hosts today, Levon Sevunts, Vincenzo Morello,Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping Environmentalists have long been concerned about shipping in the Arctic using heavy fuel oil (HFO) »

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The LINK Online, Feb. 7,8,9, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Ottawa set to dispatch second plane to Wuhan ‘to bring every Canadian home’ Two planes carrying Canadians out of the centre of the coronavirus region of China  have arrived »

Economy, Environment, Health, International, The Link

The Link Online, Jan. 29, 30, 31, 2020

Your hosts Levon, Marc, and newcomer Vincenzo Morello (video of show at bottom) Canada chartered passenger plane to repatriate Canadians from Wuhan Canada has arranged for a special charter plane to fly some 196 Canadians out of the Wuhan, China, »

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Jan 24.25.26, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) According to Stephen Cornish who leads one of Canada’s most recognized environmental and conservation NGO’s, the root cause of many of the world’s conflicts and migrations can be traced »

L-R- Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online Jan. 17,18,19, 2020

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Diplomatic Dispatch series A new podcast series is being created with several episodes already online. Through one-on-one interviews with current and former politicians and diplomats, academics, and leaders of »

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The LINK Online Jan 10,11,12, 2020

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, Marc (video of show at bottom) Intelligence suggests Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran, says Trudeau The tragic crash of the Ukrainian jetliner this week in Iran was not caused by some technical problem but was »