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The Link

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.

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.”

Lynn Desjardins

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.

Marc Montgomery

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.

Reforms and defence policy first, weapons later, Canada tells Ukraine

Ukraine needs to carry out deep structural reforms and develop a clear defence policy before it goes on a shopping spree for sophisticated Western and Canadian military equipment, says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. The issue of Canadian Ukrainian military and» 

L-R: Terry, Lynn, Marc

The LINK Online, Jul 5.6.7, 2019 : recycling, music, cost of living

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry and Marc (Note the show will be taking a break during the summer- other interesting subjects will be available on the weekends; Video of this week’s show at bottom.  As always, full versions of the show» 

The LINK Online June 28, 29, 30, 2019

Your hosts today. Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts, Terry Haig and Marie-Claude Simard (listen or watch video of show at the bottom) UN expert warns of a coming ‘climate apartheid’ A United Nations expert says the world is risking what he» 

The LINK Online, June 21,22,23, 2019

Your hosts today. Levon, Mathiew, Marie-Claude, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) IRAN- U.S. tensions- escalation narrowly avoided The long-standing tension between the U.S. and Iran ramped up this week with allegations of Iranian attacks on oil tankers off» 

Link hosts (L-R) Marie-Clause, Levon, Marc

The LINK Online, June 14, 15, 16, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Hong Kong’s massive protest against a proposed extradition law with China In the past few days, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents have taken to the street to protest» 

The LINK Online, June 7, 8, 9, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry: final report The national inquiry into the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls finally presented its findings» 

The LINK Online -special- May 31, Jun 1,2, 2019

This week a special edition as the Link was on site on Thursday at the Montreal “Salon de l”Immigration- Immigration Expo” in Montreal (video of show at bottom) Hosts were Levon and Marc. along with several special guests. (audio version» 

L-R: guest Eilis Quinn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc

The LINK Online, May 24,25,26, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie Claude, and Marc, with guest Eilis Quinn (Video of show at bottom) Death in the Arctic- Eilis Quinn,  joins us to talk about a very troubling situation in a tiny Arctic hamlet in northern Quebec.» 

The LINK Online, May 17, 18, 19, 2019

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marie-Claude (at the river’s edge) and Marc (video of show at bottom) Climate change and the kelp forests of the Arctic It seems that climate change is having an effect under the Arctic seas. Kelp has» 

L-R: Link team Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, Marc

The LINK Online, May 10,11,12, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Dire warning from U.N. on survival of species, and humans The very strong warning comes from scientists from around the world who contributed to the first comprehensive report on»