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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.

Location:

Richmond Hill, ON

Networks:

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

Bill C-36, Developments with Afghan Interpreters, & Live Music In The City

7/29/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, First, Alex talks with Lorrie Goldstein, Editor Emeritus, Columnist for the Toronto Sun. They discuss the recent announcement from the Heritage Minister regarding Bill C-36, which would essentially make it a censorship bill. Next, Alex speaks with Corey Shelson, a retired Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces, President of 44 North Digital Marketing & Member of the grassroots organization "Not Left...

Duration:00:43:16

Nearly 58,000 Canadians Were Investigated By The RCMP For Breaching Quarantine

7/29/2021
Alex Pierson checks in with the good folks at Blacklock's Reporter, and talks with Tom Korski, the Managing Editor. They discuss how over the pandemic, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police personally investigated just under 58,000 Canadians who were suspected to be breaching the Quarantine Act. But why did our national police service have to do this, and not the many bylaw officers we have. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:46

While The Canadian Government Fumbles, More Lives are Put On The Line

7/29/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with Corey Shelson, a retired Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces, President of 44 North Digital Marketing & Member of the grassroots organization "Not Left Behind". They discuss the chaotic operation to save the Afghan Interpreters who aided the CAF from the Taliban, and why every moment the government fumbles, is a moment someone's life is left on the line. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:25

Toronto To Get Its First In-Person Music Festival in 16 Months

7/29/2021
Alex Pierson checks in with Charles Khabouth, The Owner of INK Entertainment. They talk about how Charles is putting on the first in-person music festival in the city in over 16 months, as well as check in on his other restaurants and clubs throughout the city. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:28

National Debt ,Spyware To Be Blacklisted, & Allergies Are On The Rise

7/28/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Dr. Ian Lee, an associate professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. They talk about the new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer that shows unless there is a drastic change in direction, Canada could be posting deficits until 2070. Next, Alex Pierson talks with Ed Dubrovsky, A managing partner of Cytelligence Canada & Executive Cyber Advisor to the CEO...

Duration:00:37:15

Voters Are Over COVID, What Could That Mean for Trudeau

7/28/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator Ltd., Public Policy Analyst, & Columnist for the National Post. They discuss a new IPSOS poll that shows voters are over COVID as an election issue, and are worried about the economy, climate & other issues that were prevelant before the pandemic. They discuss what this could mean for not only the Liberals, but also the Conservatives & NDP. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:39

An Israeli Spyware Firm Might Get Blacklisted

7/28/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Ed Dubrovsky, A managing partner of Cytelligence Canada & Executive Cyber Advisor to the CEO and Board of Qnext Corp.They talk the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that has been caught spying on politicians, journalists, business execs and activists. And now a group of US democrats are pushing to have the company blacklisted. Alex and Ed how these hacks could have happened, who would've used it, and why this should be taken seriously. Let's get talking See...

Duration:00:10:47

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: International Flights, Housing Initiatives, & WE Charity

7/28/2021
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 Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about why the Liberals took 10 weeks to ban international flights from Wuhan and didn't want to alarm Canadians. Why the Trudeau government is refusing to comment on why a $120 million loan was given to one of Canada's wealthiest developers, and what happened to Craig...

Duration:00:09:39

We Are Seeing a Spike in Allergy Rates & The Pandemic Might Be To Blame

7/28/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Dr. Amiirah Aujnarain, a pediatric allergist & immunologist. They talk about why we are seeing an unusual spike in allergy rates in our youth, especially within urban areas. Alex and Dr. Aujnarain discuss why our excessive use of sanitizers, and social isolation may be some of the main culprits, and why it may be better to allow children to get a little dirty. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:51

Tax Breaks for Small Business, the UN Climate Target, & Mercury Poisoning

7/27/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Kris Sims, the B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. They talk about the proposed Tax Break for small businesses, and why Municipalities don't want it to happen...and what this could mean for small businesses. Next, Alex speaks with Ross Mckitrick, A Sr. Fellow at the Fraser Institute & Canadian Economist specializing in Environmental Economics and Policy Analyst. They...

Duration:00:37:46

Grandfather and Grandson Pull An "Explosive" Find Out of Port Bruce

7/27/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Steve Posthumus & Brandon Bastien, A grandfather and his grandson who spent the afternoon magnet fishing....only to pull up an old still intact mortar shell! They talk about what happened that day, how Steve and Brandon feel about their find, and if they will be able to keep the Mortar. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:31

The Montreal Canadiens, International Espionage, & Mary Simon

7/26/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Lorne Honickman, Global News Radio Legal Expert & Partner at Brauti Thorning LLP. They discuss the Montreal Canadiens drafting Logan Mailloux to the team, despite his sexual misconduct controversy, and what this could mean for the Habs. Next, Alex speaks with Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada & Queens University, as well as Fellow at the...

Duration:00:39:36

Ontario is Almost Fully Opened, But Small Businesses Are Still Suffering

7/26/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with Dan Kelly, President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). They talk about Ontario being almost fully reopened, but how small and independent businesses are still struggling to stay afloat. They discuss why cutting support for these businesses would be a kill shot, why many businesses are still struggling to hire essential staff, & what these businesses need to be able to remain open. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:08:32

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: National Security, Election Ballots, & the CBC

7/26/2021
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 Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about Canadians see China as the largest threat to our National Security, even more than Russia and North Korea. Next ,they discuss why Federal parties have placed rush orders on election ballots, and finally, they discuss why the CBC feels as though it is under immense...

Duration:00:09:59

Afghan Interpreters, Disinformation Campaigns, & The Olympics

7/24/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Robin Rickards, a retired Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, and member of "Not Left Behind". They discuss the recent announcement by the Canadian federal government saying they will help relocate and protect Afghan interpreters who aided Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, who have become the targets of the Taliban. Next, Alex speaks with Ed Dubrovsky, Managing Partner at...

Duration:00:39:19

Eating Disorders, The Fighting Greens, & Our Labour Laws Need Updating

7/22/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Yonah Budd, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of The Farm in Stouffville & Recover@Home, Addiction & Crisis Therapist, and Host of Road to Recovery on 640 Toronto Saturdays at 10:00 pm. They talk about the dangerous rise in eating disorders, and why we are lacking facilities to treat them. Next, Alex talks with Stephen Carter, President of Decide Campaigns. They talk about the legal...

Duration:00:37:44

A Young Girl Was Saved From a Coyote By Her Pet Yorkie

7/22/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Dorothy and Lily Kwan, a mother and her daughter who were attacked in broad daylight in the middle of a suburb in Scarborough, but were saved by their little Yorkie Macy. They talk about what might have prompted the attack, how Lily is doing, and Macy's recovery. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:27

Mohawk Institute, Dangerous Boaters & Kevin O'Leary

7/21/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode, Alex talks with Paul Bennett, Director of School House Consulting & Author of "The State of the System". They talk about the history behind the residential school, what could be found there, and why there is a better chance for justice with this location. Next, Alex talks with Miles Smit, Honorary Director with Toronto Search and Rescue Marine. They talk about the wave of new boaters that are enjoying...

Duration:00:34:39

An Influx of Inexperienced Boaters Are On The Lakes around Ontario

7/21/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Miles Smit, Honorary Director with Toronto Search and Rescue Marine. They talk about the wave of new boaters that are enjoying the waters around Ontario, but how a disturbing amount are very inexperienced. This has led to a wave of collisions, damages, and even deaths. Miles tells Alex some easy and safe ways to be responsible, and to still have a great time on the water. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:52

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: Hotel Stays, Slaves, & Censorship Bills

7/21/2021
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 Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about why Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minster Chrystia Freeland was resistant to a legal tax cut for farmers and small businesses, why the Prime Minister spent over $100,000 on a YouTube video about slavery, why the Language Czar is investigating complaints against...

Duration:00:09:51