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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

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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

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: We Charity, Anti-Semitism in NDP & Thornhill Medical

9/15/2021
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. Guest host Arlene Bynon checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They discuss how WE Charity spent almost $20,000 hosting Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at an event in London. The same one she contracted COVID, and just days before they began negotiating a $43.5 million grant. They also discuss the issue of anti-Semitism in the NDP, and what...

Duration:00:10:53

Politicians And Mandates, Vaccine Certificate Exemptions & Bill C-10

9/14/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point Podcast. On todays episode, Alex start off talking with professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, A professor of microbiology at York University. They talk about how the issue of mandatory vaccines is only getting more divisive as politicians continue to use it as a platform. Next, Alex speaks with Ryan O'Connor, a partner at Toronto-based Zayouna Law Firm. They talk about the possible legal and civil issues that revolve around the...

Duration:00:34:43

Could The California Recall Vote Could Put A Republican In Office?

9/14/2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in the fight for his political life as he faces a recall vote that could have him removed from his office and replaced with a republican. Alex Pierson speaks with Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics, a contributor to the National Post and the Washington Times, and former speechwriter to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They discuss how recall votes work in the U.S., why this recall means so much to the political landscape & would...

Duration:00:10:10

Politicians and Vaccine Mandates

9/14/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, A professor of microbiology at York University. They talk about how the issue of mandatory vaccines is only getting more divisive as politicians continue to use it as a platform. They discuss why this is is a cheap political tactic, why it effects the medical community so much & is terrible for the Canadian people. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:30

Voting Locations, China Threatens if Tories Win, & Protests Outside Hospitals

9/13/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point Podcast. On todays episode, Alex start off talking with Duff Conacher, the co-founder of Democracy Watch and the Democracy Education Network. They discuss how voting this year has been altered because of the pandemic and the snap election, and what voters should expect. Next, Alex speaks with Marcus Kolga, a Sr. Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and journalist for Disinfo. They talk about the thinly veiled threat...

Duration:00:42:47

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: Jody Wilson-Raybould, Vaccine Passports, & VIP Service in Pandemic Deals

9/13/2021
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 discuss Jody Wilson-Raybould's new book that is being released on the 14th, "Indian" In The Cabinet: Speaking Truth To Power, and what it could mean for the Liberal party, specifically its leader, Justin Trudeau. They also discuss how liberal high-ups and celebrity VIP's were...

Duration:00:10:10

Last Year, Health-Care Workers Were Considered Heroes, So Why Are People Protesting Hospitals Now?

9/13/2021
A year ago, the general population of Canada was praising all healthcare workers as heroes for their extraordinary work during the pandemic. But today, we saw protests across Canada outside major hospitals. What are the people protesting? Mandatory vaccines. What does that have to do with hospitals? Absolutely nothing. Alex Pierson speaks with a Registered Emergency Room Nurse who works in Toronto, Andrea Cavan. Andrea and Alex discuss why protesting mandatory vaccinations outside of...

Duration:00:09:07

The Taliban Allowed A Flight to Leave Kabul With 200 People, & Over 40 Were Canadians

9/10/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with the Co-Founder of the Canadian Heroes Foundation, Chris Ecklund. They discuss how Chris and other members of the Foundation are working around the clock to try and keep people safe, pressure the government to due more to get our people out, and how Canadians can get involved and help. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:32

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: No Updates from PHAC, Women in the DND & The Federal Debates

9/9/2021
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 Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about the ongoing debates and why Maxime Bernier was excluded, the home equity tax, why Department of National Defence is launching a women's empowerment campaign, and why have Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada stopped giving COVID updates until after the...

Duration:00:09:34

It's Time For The Debates, Which Leader Looks The Most Confident?

9/8/2021
The week of the debates is upon us. Federal leaders from five parties will bring it all to the stage and try and convince the Canadian people that they and their party are the best for Canada. But what aren't they saying? Alex Pierson speaks with Communications Specialist, writer & public speaker Robyn Brayley. Robyn talks with Alex about how body language is an important facet in these debates. They breakdown the body language of all the leaders, who looks the most confident and...

Duration:00:07:50

The Peoples Party, A Check-In With Blacklock's & Foreign Policy

9/8/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we got you covered with the ON Point podcast. ON this episode we talk with John Wright, the executive Vice-President at Maru Public Opinion at the Maru Group. They talk about the rising trend of people leaning towards the PPC, especially those who are opposed to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. They discuss the demographics that make up the party, how much support it is gaining, and what the rise of a new right leaning party could mean for the future of Canada's...

Duration:00:44:38

The Delta Variant Is Spreading, & It's Disrupting Global Supply Chains...Again

9/7/2021
Global supply lines have been stretched thin over the course the pandemic. Now, with Delta variant fueling a fourth wave, supply chains are feeling it even more. Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with John Keogh, the founder and managing principal with Shantalla Inc. & Professor of Practice at McGill University: Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics. John and Arlene discuss how far reaching this strain will be, what is causing all these disruptions, and how long these effects could...

Duration:00:08:56

Far-Right Extremism & Terrorism In Canada

9/7/2021
Far-right extremist groups have always been present in Canada, and throughout North America. Within Canada, there has not been a serious violence problems with these groups until recently, but all perceptions of domestic terror were changed after the January 6th riots on the US Capital. Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Dr. Lorne Dawson, a professor in the department of Religious Studies and the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies with the University of Waterloo, & Co-founder &...

Duration:00:11:27

Wellness Check with Yonah Budd: How To Cope In This Day

9/2/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon checks in with Yonah Budd, the 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 from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. They talk about how the stresses and pressure of the world we now live in may be overwhelming for many. With the pandemic, vaccines and passports, and now an election, Arlene and Yonah discuss some good coping practices and ways to adjust to the new norm....

Duration:00:09:56

Salons Don't Need Vaccine Passports, So Why Did They Have To Close At All?

9/2/2021
In Ontario, salons and barbershops had to close shop for most of the pandemic because they were seen as too unsafe. Now that the province has released its plan for vaccine passports, and salons are exempt. Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Francesca Rocchetti, the owner of Francesca Salon & Spa. They discuss what has happened to the industry after all these months of being shut down, why salons are exempt from the vaccine passports, and what the future of the industry is looking like....

Duration:00:11:00

Provincial Vaccine Passports & Cybersecurity

9/2/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Ed Dubrovsky, a managing partner of Cytelligence Canada & Executive Cyber Advisor to the CEO and Board of Qnext Corp. With the Premier announcing the new provincial passport, Arlene asks Ed about the security of the passports, how easy they will be to hack or manipulate, and if a simple QR code provides enough privacy. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:28

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: Small Businesses In Debt, Billion's In Water, & Afghanistan

9/2/2021
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. Guest host Arlene Bynon checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about how small businesses across Canada are in debt over $139 billon according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. They also discuss how the Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller spent billons of dollars installing water treatment plants...

Duration:00:10:41

We Are Out of Afghanistan, But Over 1,200 Canadians Are Still Trapped There

8/31/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Richard Shimooka, a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. They discuss the still degrading situation in Afghanistan now that US forces have completely withdrawn. There are still over 1,200 Canadians left in Afghanistan, and many more interpreters. They discuss Canada accepting assurances from the Taliban that any who wish to leave will be able to, the new agreement with the US to take 5,000 US rescued Afghans as refugees in Canada, and what can...

Duration:00:11:39

International Overdose Awareness Day & The Ongoing Epidemic of the Opioid Crisis

8/31/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Roger McIntyre, a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto & Head of the Mood Disorders Pharmacology Unit at the University Health Network. With it being International Overdose Awareness Day, Alex and Roger discuss how the ever-growing opoid crisis has progressed throughout the pandemic, who is being effected the worse, and why street drugs are not only getting stronger, but a lot more dangerous. Let's get talking See...

Duration:00:10:57

Blacklock's Reporter Check-in: Aid To Afghanistan, Friendly Indigenous, & High-Risk Missions

8/30/2021
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. Guest host Arlene Bynon checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about how the Canadian Embassy knew about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan four months before they evacuated, an internal email from the PMO that shows the libs were playing favourites with Indigenous nations, and a final audit that shows aid to Afghanistan was...

Duration:00:11:07