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, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.11,12,13, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Marc, with guest Stephane Parent, host of RCI’s French language programme  (video of show at bottom) Canadian election, debate of the leaders in French There have now been two official debates among the record number of federal» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Oct. 4,5,6, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc  ( audio below- video of show at bottom) Conservative election promise: cut foreign aid by 25% As the various political leaders travel across the country making various policy announcements about things they would do if» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Sep 27.28.29, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Major research projects to understand climate change effects on the Arctic Hundreds of scientists from several countries have now embarked on two simultaneous and related research projects in the» 

Link hosts L-R: Marie Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online, Sept. 20,21,22, 2019

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Matt and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau apologizes to Canada’s racial minorities over blackface scandal The leader of the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, has had to face extremely difficult questions over his past when» 

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms,» 

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The LINK Online, Sept 6,7,8, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s general election looms-issues Canada will have a federal election on October 21st. The country now is just waiting for the official announcement that the campaign in underway. That» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online: Aug 29,30,31, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom). All stories are edited from longer versions of the full stories which can be heard in the highlights section. Conservative opposition leader accuses governing Liberals of scare tactics Everyone» 

Politics, The Link

The LINK Online Aug. 23, 24, 26, 2019

Your hosts today: Levon Sevunts, Terry Haig, Stéphane Parent and Marie-Claude Simard  (Video of show at the bottom). G7 leaders gather in Biarritz, France for what could be another chaotic summit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to» 

Marie-Claude holds a take-out dinner of poutine delivered to Terry and Marc by the mysterious Pierre Dutil, master of all RCI secrets.

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The LINK Online Aug, 9-10-11

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks to end WWII It was the first, and luckily so far, the only use of the terrible destructive power of atomic weapons. In» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

Scientists explore Canada’s largest underwater volcano and future marine protected area

A team of federal scientists, members of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and marine conservation groups have embarked on a two-week expedition on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully to uncover the mysteries of Canada’s largest underwater volcano»