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ON Point with Alex Pierson

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ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

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Richmond Hill, ON

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Curiouscast

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ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

Language:

English


Episodes

An Ontario judge has placed a publication ban on naming the school where a teen was sexually assaulted

6/17/2021
Alex talks with Joseph Neuberger, a Criminal justice attorney with Neuberger & Partners LLP. They discuss why an Ontario judge has deemed a publication ban was necessary in a case where a teen was sexually assualted by classmates. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:05

Paul Bennett - Education Watch - June 16th, 2021

6/17/2021
Today we have another installment of our Education Watch Series with Alex Pierson and Paul Bennett, Director of Schoolhouse Consulting. In this series Alex and Paul dive into the education system and examine the real issues that need to be addressed, especially during this pandemic. Today, Alex and Paul discuss why there are rumors and talks circulation that kids wont be returning to school in September, and why this is considered the 'lost year of education'...especially for the students...

Duration:00:10:37

Tom Korski - Blacklock's Reporter Check-in - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

6/17/2021
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex checks-in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about how the Public Health Agency spent over $19K on an executive Washroom for the president of the Agency, why cabinet cannot release uncensored files from an RCMP raid on a federal lab, and why a former liberal MP censured for nepotism argued that since her sister is adopted,...

Duration:00:11:15

The Canadian, millennial Bonnie and Clyde have been arrested in Budapest after 4 months on the run

6/16/2021
Alex talks with Dr. Christopher Jano, a International criminal lawyer operating in Budapest for the past 25 years. They talk about the infamy the couple attainded in their exploits, and how authorities were able to track them down to a district in Budapest, and what will come for the two next. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:11

The Green Party is tearing itself apart from the inside, and Leader Annamie Paul may not be able to hold it together

6/15/2021
Alex talks with John Robson, National Post Columnist and Executive Director of the Climate Discussion Nexus. They discuss the infighting within the Federal Green Party of Canada, and why Elizabeth May can't seem to get out of the way and let Annamie Paul actually lead. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:01

The Ford government has committed $10 Million over the next 3 years in the search of former residential schools...is that enough?

6/15/2021
Alex talks with Dr. Kisha Supernant, the Director o the University of Alberta's Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology. Dr. Supernant is one of Canada's foremost experts in Ground Penetrating Radar, and other techniques used to hunt for unmarked burial sites. Alex and Kisha discuss how expensive these searches can be, and how much work needs to go into it. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:04

The Westminster Dog Show has awarded this years best working dog...and its from Toronto!

6/15/2021
Alex talks with Marc Ralksy, one of the owners and trainers of Striker, the Samoyed. And the No. 1 ranked dog in the Working group. They talk about this beautiful and immaculate dog, and what went into training it to get its big win. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:40

The Trudeau Liberals have shut up the conversation around Bill C-10, and are now pushing it through

6/11/2021
Alex talks with Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in Internet ad E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. They talk about the way the Liberals, Bloc and NDP unite to close off discussions and debates surrounding the Bill, and why this is a terrible decision that could be bad for Canadians. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:41

The Supreme Court has ruled to unseal files related to the murder of Barry and Honey Sherman

6/11/2021
Alex talks with Kevin Donovan, the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Toronto Star about the mass amount of files that have been unsealed by the Supreme Court regarding the Sherman murder case. So finally after over 3.5 years, we may finally get some answers. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:55

Counterpoint - John Mraz & John Robson - Wednesday, June 10th, 2021

6/11/2021
Its time for our Wednesday Counterpoint panel where we talk about the topics that deserve the attention. Alex has John Robson, National Post Columnist and Executive director of the Climate Discussion Nexus, and John Mraz, former Liberal War room director. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:40

400 doctors penned a letter to Premier Ford, Minister Lecce and Minister Elliot

6/11/2021
Alex talks with Dr. Jane Liddle, Lecturer for Department of Pediatrics at Ottawa University and Community Pediatrician about a letter that over 400 doctors have signed to Premier Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot. The letter demands transparency surrounding medical and scientific decisions made my the province, to guarantee schools stay opened in September, and to allow in-person summer school. Let's get talking See...

Duration:00:11:14

Restaurants and bars are finally allowed to open patios, but is it too little too late?

6/10/2021
Alex checks back in with our good friend Charles Khabouth, the CEO of INK Entertainment. The hospitality industry has taken a massive hit during this pandemic, and Charles is no exception. He tells Alex he has lost about half of his staff in all restaurants due to the pandemic, and hopes that this time we stay open for sure. They talk about what Charles has to do to be ready for the reopening, and if it will be enough to help re-coup losses. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:10:23

Tom Korski - Blacklock's Reporter Check-In - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

6/9/2021
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex checks-in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about the internal emails that the Scientific Director of the National Microbiology Labratory in Winnipeg was uneasy with the close ties with the researchers from China. They also talk about how the Cabinet defied the House by refusing to release uncensored accounts of an RCMP raid...

Duration:00:09:40

Camps are finally going to be allowed to open...but the province didn't give them enough time to prepare.

6/8/2021
Alex talks with Nino Mattarollo, a retired Ontario Certified Special Eduation Teacher and founder of The Laird House Eco Sports Educational School Camp. They talk about the announcement that the province will enter phase 1 on Friday, Nino needs to rush and hire on staff and find volunteers. The camp is a non-profit which means he also now has to rush to find private and corporate sponsors. The camp was supposed to open last year, but the pandemic put the opening on hold. Registration is also...

Duration:00:08:36

Tom Korski - Blacklock's Reporter Check-in - Monday, June 7th, 2021

6/8/2021
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Alex checks-in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about a research contract that was awarded to a controversial that endorsed china for its 'environmental leadership', and why the Liberals and the Bloc attempted to gag debate on the controversial Bill C-10. Let's get talking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:07

A group of lawyers have submitted a complaint to the International Criminal Court accusing Canada of Crimes against Humanity.

6/8/2021
Alex talks with Jonathan Denis, the founding partner and Chief Financial Officer of Guardian Law Group, and the former Attorney General of Alberta. They talk about a group of over 100 lawyers who have signed onto a complaint submitted to the International Criminal Court accusing Canada of committing Crimes against Humanity in regards to the use and handling of residential schools. *UPDATE: The ICC has officially accepted the complaint for consideration & The University of Windsor's Dean of...

Duration:00:10:58

The federal government has called for cabinet confidentiality on its debates on quarantine hotels.

6/5/2021
Alex talks with Jeffrey Rath, Barrister and Constitutional Law Expert @ Rath & Company about the federal government's choice to invoke cabinet confidentiality over the discussions surrounding the mandatory quarantine hotels. They talk about why the government would do this, what this will mean for the people who want answers, and how it will affect Rath's own case. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:52

One of Canada's most heinous and hated serial killers and rapists is facing the parole board soon

6/3/2021
Alex talks with Tim Danson, Trial and Appellate lawyer with Danson Recht LLP, as Tim represents both of the French and Mahaffy families in this parole hearing. They talk about how these hearings are just a game to Bernardo, and how the families are forced to suffer again to make sure he doesn't get out. Let's get talking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:50

Domestic abuse and Femicide are on the rise during this pandemic and lockdowns

6/3/2021
Alex talks with Nneka MacGregor, Co-founder and Executive Director of Women's Centre for Social Justice about the scary and dangerous rise of Femicide and domestic abuse during this pandemic. They talk about why men may turn to this violence instead of healthy outlets, what groups have been effected harder, and how we could hopefully change this disturbing trend. Let's get talking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:59

SNC-Lavalin was given a $150 Million contract by the Trudeau Liberals to build Mobile Field Hospitals...that have never been used and were not asked for

6/3/2021
Alex talks with Tom Korski, the Managing Editor at Blacklock's Reporter about why Public Health Authorities never asked for the $150 million filed hospitals, and yet still paid for them. They talk about whose decision was it to allow this to happen, and why the liberals failed to answer that question. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:24