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.

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc

The LINK Online, May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Could this beluga be a trained spy? It’s a mystery. Norwegian fishermen discovered an unusually friendly lone beluga while out fishing. Beluga are relatively rare in the area,» 

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc (Facebook)

The LINK Online Apr. 26,27,28, 2019

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) United Nations asks for international support to fight Ebola The fight against the deadly Ebola disease continues, this time against a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of» 

The LINK with (L-R) Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, and Marc

The LINK Online April 19, 20, 21, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Marie-Claude, Lynn, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Court case launched against “smart city” over privacy A project by the American firm Sidewalk Labs to turn a large section of downtown Toronto into a “smart city”» 

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc

The LINK Online: April 12, 13, 14, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Research needed into ship noise effects on Narwhals in Nunavut With a mining company on Baffin Island, in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, requesting a permit for a significant» 

The LINK ONLINE Apr. 5, 6, 7, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon,  Marie-Claude, and Marc (Video of show at bottom) The scandal within the ruling Liberal Party government, gets another jolt The ongoing dispute over allegations that the highest ranking members of the Liberal government were trying to» 

The LINK Online, March 29, 30, 31, 2019

Your hosts Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Terry Haig. (Video of show at bottom) UN asks Canada to extend peacekeeping mission in Mali The United Nations has formally asked Canada to extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali for a few» 

The LINK Online, March 22, 23, 24, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Terry Haig. (Video of show at bottom.) Public hearing on oil and gas development in eastern Arctic wrap up in Iqaluit Public hearings on potential oil and gas development in the waters between» 

The LINK Online, Mar. 15,16,17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom. Also archived on the Radio Canada Int’l Facebook page) U.N. report on environment: humanity is at a crossroads It’s a dire report that ties climate change and other environmental» 

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

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

The LINK Online, March 1,2,3, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude and Marc (Video of show at bottom) A scandal is shaking Canada’s federal political landscape and the governing Liberal party of Justin Trudeau A scandal at the highest level of government in Canada has rocked»