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.

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.
L_R Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Dec 20,21,22, 2019

Your hosts  Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Refugee advocacy group sounds the alarm on crisis in Mali A Canadian humanitarian aid worker says the situation in Mali is deteriorating even further. Alexandra Lamarche authored a report »

The Link

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

Your hosts are Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Is it time for Canada to rethink policy regarding China? Working for the Canadian government, Margaret McCuaig Johnston had for decades worked to develop closer ties between Canada »

The Link

The LINK Online, Dec. 6,7,8, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) GTA immigrants have trouble climbing corporate ladder: report An examination of statistics from major corporations and businesses located in the Greater Toronto Area showed a very low percentage of »

L_R: Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion A major international conference held in Ottawa this week, saw political leaders past and present, along with top »

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

International, Politics, Society, The Link

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

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, Marc   (video of show at bottom) Trudeau taps former top diplomat to deal with discontent in Western Canada In the October general election in Canada, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were re-elected, but this time in »

The Link

The LINK Online Nov 15.16.17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry and Marc Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland Gambia has launched a lawsuit against Myanmar (formerly Burma) claiming that state has committed genocide against their Rohingya minority. In Canada, a unanimous vote in the House »

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

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov. 8,9,10, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Scientists around the world issue climate emergency warning Inspired in part by young activist Greta Thunberg, over 11,000 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter called “World »

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov 1,2.3

your hosts Levon, Mathiew, Marc   (video of show at bottom) Quebec to add ‘values’ test for new immigrants The mostly French-speaking province of Quebec intends to implement a test for prospective immigrants to ensure they understand ‘Quebec’ societal values. As »

L-R : Levon Sevunts, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.25,26,27,

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marc (video of show at bottom) Arab World Festival-Montreal This weekend marks the start of the 20th year for the Arab World Festival,/ Festival du Monde Arabe  (FMA) in Montreal. The idea is to showcase elements »

Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct 18.19.20, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s election and political opinion polls: Can they influence voters? In any major election, there are almost always dozens of opinion polls taken, and often on a daily basis. They »