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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

Stuck in South Africa With No Help From The Canadian Government

12/2/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with Melanie Bloch, a Canadian citizen who was left near stranded and lost in confusion in South Africa when Canada imposed the travel ban without warning or direction. Alex and Melanie talk about what the situation was like for Melanie, how she was finally able to find a way out, and what she has to go through. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:01

Foreign Interference in Elections, Conversion Therapy & Clean Energy in Canada

12/2/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Marcus Kolga,Sr. Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Founder of DisInfo. They discuss China interfering in Canada's 2021 federal election, and what will happen to a few big brand names that are found criminally guilty for using products from Uyghur slave camps. Next, Alex speaks with Justin Ling, a freelance investigative journalist. They breakdown the meaning...

Duration:00:41:30

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Coaching Friends To Avoid Notice, Children Want To Vote & The CBC Telling You What To Say

12/2/2021
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. Alex Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. They talk about how a federal manager coached a contractor on exactly how to invoice one penny below the Treasury board threshold, why a group of children are taking the federal government to court to lower the minimum age of voters and why the CBC very odd words we should avoid...

Duration:00:10:12

Money to Companies That Didn't Need It, Housing Prices Set to Increase & Why We Need to Make Peace With The Virus

12/1/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Adrienne Batra, the Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun. Alex and Adrienne break down and examine the Auditor General's report that show the Ford government gave hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible companies during the pandemic, among other things. They talk about what this does to the Ford brand, what some of the other big mentions were in the report, and if...

Duration:00:43:24

The Bank of Canada Got Inflation Predictions Wrong, Ghislaine Maxwell & Should Dr. Tam Resign?

11/29/2021
Missed the Show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex brings back Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success This Century. They discuss Irvin's new article where he examines and critics Dr. Teresa Tam, and questions if she should resign from her position...

Duration:00:42:20

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: What Happens If Housing Prices Fall And Cost of Living Predictions

11/29/2021
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. Alex and Tom discuss the ongoing housing crisis, and why a federal bank regulator warns of far-reaching consequences if housing prices significantly decline. They also talk about why the Bank of Canada got their predications so wrong about the rising inflations, and why the Trudeau...

Duration:00:10:03

Should Dr. Teresa Tam Resign As Chief Public Health Officer? Irvin Studin Says Yes

11/29/2021
Alex Pierson brings back Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success This Century. They discuss Irvin's new article where he examines and critics Dr. Teresa Tam, and questions if she should resign from her position as Canada's Chief Public Officer of Health. Let's get talking See...

Duration:00:08:51

A Student Was Suspended For Flying A Pro-Police Flag On His Own Truck

11/26/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with Carson Young, a 17-year-old high school student and his mother Kim Young , a Constable with the Barrie Police Service. They talk about Carson being suspended from his high school for having a pro-police flag on the back of his truck, something the school and school board said he shouldn't have done. But when he asked what policy he was violating, he was suspended. Alex talks to Kim and Carson about what the principal said, why Carson wants to support police, and what...

Duration:00:09:52

ON Point Roundtable: Gun Crime

11/25/2021
As gun crimes continue to rise in the city, Alex Pierson sits down with community leaders in our new Round Table discussion to figure out what would be better uses of the money promised. Alex is joined by Louis March, the founder of Zero Gun Violence Movement, Evelyn Fox, Founder of Communities for Zero Violence, & Marcell Wilson, founder of the One by One Movement. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:47

No More Cloth Masks, A Diplomatic Boycott of the 2022 Winter Games & National Security Concerns

11/25/2021
Missed the show? We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast! On this episode, Alex start off speaking with Dr. Neil Rau, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. They discuss why Public Health of Canada is recommending that all Canadians invest in an N-95 mask. Next, Alex talks with Eric Morse, retired Canadian diplomat, and an active member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He was involved in the 1980 Moscow boycott campaign with the Canadian...

Duration:00:40:13

Celebrities Tweeting, Is Diversity More Important Than Merit? And A Verdict on Ahmaud Arbery's Trial

11/24/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Ellis Ross, a Member of the B.C. Legislature for Skenna. They talk about recent tweets by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo commenting on the pipeline blockade in Northern BC, but how their tweets were misinformed and could hinder negotiations and peace agreements. Next, Alex speaks with Professor Pat Kambhampati, an associate professor at McGill University in the...

Duration:00:39:43

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Unanswered Questions About Security Clearance, No Tolerance For Political Games in New Parliament & Incompetence and Favourtism

11/24/2021
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. Alex and Tom talk about the Conservative party voting to reopen the investigation into why top security clearances were given to Chinese Scientists and then later revoked, why Clerk of the Commons is accused of incompetency and favouritism, and why House Leader Holland Cabinet says...

Duration:00:11:12

The Whereabouts of Peng Shuai, The Christmas Day Parade Attack & Blockades on Pipelins

11/23/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Yaqui Wang, a Sr. researcher for Human Rights Watch. They talk about the whereabouts of Tennis Star Peng Shuai, who has been all but completely out of the public eye after she tweeted that a high-ranking Chinese official had previously sexually assaulted her. Alex and Yaqui discuss why the messages from Shuai are dubious at best, China's history of silencing...

Duration:00:43:30

Not Prepared for Climate Change, Should Young Children Be Vaccinated, and What Happened to Rodger Kotanko?

11/22/2021
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with the President of the Independent Contractors and Business Association, Chris Gardner. They talk about why the province of B.C. was so completely under prepared for not only the atmospheric river, but also all the subsequent flooding or even wildfires over the summer. Next, Alex speaks with Dr, Martha Fulford, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at McMaster...

Duration:00:40:01

Should Dr. Moore Resign as Chief Medical Officer of Health?

11/22/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). His latest book is Canada Must Think for Itself – 10 Theses for our Country’s Survival & Success This Century They talk about a recent article penned by Irvin that questions why Dr. Kieran Moore may need to resign as Chief Medical Officer of Health. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:39

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: COVID Deaths in Children, Exempt from Air Travel, & Incomplete Paperwork

11/22/2021
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. Alex and Tom talk about why Public Health Canada has yet to reveal the identity of the 6 COVID deaths in children, why Transportation Minister Alghabra confirmed that unvaccinated passengers could be exempt from COVID shots next week, and why audits of grant applications for found...

Duration:00:10:25

Two Weeks After His Death, The Kotanko Family Is Still Waiting For Answers Why Police Shot Him

11/22/2021
Alex Pierson speaks with the founder of Smitiuch Injury Law & the lawyer hired to represent Rodger Kotanko's family, Mike Smitiuch. They talk about the concerns and issues that still exist around the death of well-renowned gunsmith Rodger Kotanko at the hands of the Toronto Police Service. Alex and Mike talk about why the TPS brought their own ambulance to the search, how Mike plans to do his own investigation without key SIU information, and what the family is hoping for. Let's get talking...

Duration:00:10:23

Catastrophe in Fraser Valley, The Three Amigos Summit & A Hamilton "Underboss" Released On Parole

11/18/2021
Missed the show? No worries! We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Holger Schwichtenberg, the Chair of the B.C. Dairy Association. They talk about the catastrophe in the Fraser valley, and how many farmers are still struggling to save their livestock. Next, Alex talks with Jerry Dias, the National President of Unifor, the largest private sector union in Canada. They discuss the "Three Amigo's" summit in the U.S. right now, and if...

Duration:00:36:55

B.C. Declares an Official State of Emergency, Western Supply Chains Are Further Crippled & Pierre Poilievre Talks High Inflation Rates

11/17/2021
Missed the show? No worries! We've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Alex Veniza, CEO of Prepared Canada Corp. They talk about the ongoing emergency situation in the Fraser Valley in B.C., why the Premier officially declared it a State of Emergency, and why the province wasn't fully prepared for this situation. Next, Alex speaks with the founder and managing partner with Shantalla, and professor at the Centre for the Convergence of...

Duration:00:39:43

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Breakup Over Voicemail, Off-Duty For Incompetence, Did Secret Polls Influenced The Election?

11/17/2021
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 Pierson checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Alex and Tom talk about Senator Denise Batters finding out she was kicked out of the Conservative Caucus over voicemail, and how Erin O'Toole looks after it. They also talk about how the Privy Council Office conducted a poll that may have directly influenced why we had an election,...

Duration:00:10:24