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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

Suing Toronto Police for $23 Million, Fears Of A Copycat & "Betty" Tells All

1/18/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode Alex is first joined by Michael Smitiuch, founder of Smitiuch Injury Law & Lawyer for family of Rodger Kotanko. Rodger was a world renowned gunsmith who was gunned down by Toronto Police while in his home/shop while executing a search warrant. Rodger tells Alex the family is now suing the Toronto Police Service for $23 Million, and why they are still demanding answers to this very unusual case....

Duration:00:39:15

Trapped Highway 401 For 10 Hours

1/18/2022
Alex is joined by Daniel Sass,a young man who was just on his way into work Monday morning, who found himself trapped in his car on the 401 for almost 10 hours because of the blizzard! Daniel walks Alex through what it was like for him, and why he's learned to pack an emergency supply bag for the future. Let's get talking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:43

COVID Overran Our Hospitals Because The System is Broken

1/17/2022
Alex is joined by Francesca Grosso, Principal at Grosso McCarthy, and author of Navigating Canadian Healthcare to look into why COVID was able to decimate our national hospital system multiple times. Grosso tells Alex how the hospital system has been fractured for years, and COVID only highlighted already existing problems that desperately need attention. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:57

The Vaccine Border Mandate Is Hurting The Way We Help Our Most Vulnerable

1/17/2022
Alex is joined by Reverend Todd Bender, the Founder and Executive Director at Hamilton CityKidz. Alex and Rev. Bender discuss how the recent trucking vaccine mandate placed by both the Canadian and U.S. government is directly affecting how his organizations and others like its ability to help children and families in need. Rev. Bender tells Alex how this move, that won't help much with containing Omicron, is only hurting those who have been hit the most during this pandemic. Let's get...

Duration:00:10:20

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Blacklock's Blacklisted by Bank of Canada, Carbon Tax to Slow Growth & Are COVID Cases Worse Than We Think?

1/17/2022
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 press "enemies list" that the Bank of Canada has kept, and why Blacklock's Reporter is on that list, why the Carbon Tax is showing to only slow the economy and not booster it like promised, and why the COVID case numbers might be way higher than the Public...

Duration:00:09:40

The Government Flip-Flops AGAIN On The Vaccine Mandate for Truckers

1/14/2022
Alex is joined by Ron Foxcroft, the Chairman, Founder and CEO of Fox 40 International, and CEO and Chairman of Fluke Transportation Group. Alex and Ron talk about the multiple flip-flops the federal government has made within the past week regarding the vaccine mandate for truckers, and how today they announced their last update was in error, and that the mandate will still effect the truck driving industry on Sunday, affecting the already strained supply line throughout all of Canada. Let's...

Duration:00:11:40

Trucking Mandate Still In Effect, No Longer a Prince, China Bought Up Canadian Lithium & Climate Catastrophe

1/13/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex is joined by Ron Foxcroft, the Chairman, Founder and CEO of Fox 40 International, and CEO and Chairman of Fluke Transportation Group. Alex and Ron talk about the multiple flip-flops the federal government has made within the past week regarding the vaccine mandate for truckers, and how today they announced their last update was in error, and that the mandate will still effect the truck driving...

Duration:00:48:54

Canadians Want Us To Return To Leaders On The Global Stage

1/12/2022
Alex is joined by Shuvaloy Majumdar, Senior Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Former Director of Policy to Canada’s Foreign Minister; Foreign Policy Director & Munk. They discuss a recent study performed by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute that discovers that Canadians desperately want a stronger foreign policy out of Canada, and for our nation to return to respected leaders on the Global Stage. However, we've had 6 Foreign Affair Ministers in the last 5 years, and its going to take a...

Duration:00:09:30

The Public Health Agency of Canada Secretly Spied on Canadians, and Doesn't Plan to Stop

1/12/2022
Alex speaks with MP for Barrie-Innisfil and Shadow Minister of Ethics John Brassard. They break down the fact that the Public Health Agency of Canada secretly spied on Canadians during the pandemic by using cellphone data to track the effectiveness of lockdown measures, and has plans to continue efforts for the next 5 years. MP Brassard tells Alex that the Conservative party has asked the Privacy Commissioner to investigate the issue, and has also called for an Emergency meeting of the...

Duration:00:09:49

A Tax on the Unvaxxed is Unconstitutional...and Dangerous

1/12/2022
Alex speaks with Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and break down the reality of the controversial tax on the unvaccinated Quebec Premier Francis Legault announced yesterday. Franco breaks down what laws are supposed to stand against this, why it is unconstitutional to tax people on vaccines & why it sets a dangerous precedent. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:52

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Quebec Plans to Tax the Unvaxed, Phasing Out Fossil Fuels & Climate Change Hypocrite

1/12/2022
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 break down the unprecedented announcement from Quebec Premier Francis Legault on a new tax on the unvaccinated, and how it could be in direct violation of Section 10 of the Canada Health Act. They also break down the ambitious and potentially dangerous plan to phase out...

Duration:00:10:15

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Do Police Treat All Equally, Vaccine Mandates & The Need for Fiscal Discipline

1/10/2022
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 Attorney General David Lametti would ask Senators to investigate if police were more lenient with anti-vaxxers than Black Lives Matter protesters, the questionable statement from Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos when he said he personally believes sweeping vaccine...

Duration:00:11:03

We Need A New Strategy, The Australian Open & We Need Our Truckers

1/10/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex start off speaking with the Director of UCSF Gladstone Center for AIDS research and Medical Director of San Francisco General Hospital HIV Clinic Dr. Monica Gandhi about the struggling and ever-failing health-care system within Canada. Alex and Dr. Gandhi discuss where a lot of the pandemic aid money was spent, why this problem existed well before the pandemic, and what is needed to actually...

Duration:00:38:25

Violations of Charter Rights, Our Supply Chain Is In Danger Again & The 2-Year Anniversary of the Downinig of Flight PS 752

1/7/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode Alex starts off speaking to Joanna Baron, the Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation about the comments made by Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos were he said he personally believes provinces might bring in vaccines mandates for everyone. Alex and Joanna talk about why this is a clear overreach, and violation of Section 7 of the Charter of Rights of Freedoms, and why this would be...

Duration:00:40:41

The Trudeau Government Keeps Failing The Victims of Flight PS752

1/6/2022
Alex talks with Zahra Sultani, Director at Loyalist Public Affairs about the Prime Minister referring to the downing of Flight ps752 as an "air disaster" and not a politically motivated terrorist attack as it was. Alex and Zahra talk about why Trudeau would choose to refer to it in such a way, why it was offensive to the families of those who died, and all two days before the two year anniversary of the plane being shot down. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:11:53

U.S. Capital Riots, Trudeau Fails Victims of Flight PS752 & Petition To Get Children Back in School

1/6/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with John Robson, Columnist for the National Post & executive director of the Climate Discussion Nexus. They talk about the U.S. Capital Riots last year, why the rhetoric in Biden's speech was a missed opportunity for bi-partisan remembrance, and if the chaos of US politics could bleed over into Canada. Next, Alex talks with Zahra Sultani, Director at Loyalist Public...

Duration:00:42:25

Kids Belong In School, and Parents are Taking Action

1/6/2022
Alex Pierson speaks with Mirit Eliraz, Author, concerned parent and member of group that launched a petition to keep the promise of return to in-class learning by January 17th. They talk about the surge of support the petition has received in the past few days, what they plan to accomplish and why its so important that children return to class as soon as possible. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:48

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Billions in Bread Fixing, Dividing Canadians & Drive Green or Else

1/5/2022
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 recent inflammatory comments from the Prime Minister insulting anti-vaxers, seven companies in Canada involved in an antitrust investigation for bread price-fixing, and Drive Green...or else. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:10:39

A Tale of Two Ontario's, The Pandemic is not Wartime & Children with Special Needs

1/5/2022
Missed the show? No worries, we've got you covered with the ON Point podcast. On this episode, Alex starts off speaking with Ben Eisen, a Sr. Fellow in Fiscal and Provincial Prosperity Studies and former Director of Provincial Prosperity Studies at the Fraser Institute. They talk about a new study released by the Fraser Institute that shows there are two distinct and separate Ontario's when it comes to job growth. Next, Alex speaks with retired Lt.-Col, David Redman, the former head of...

Duration:00:36:31

Canada's Healthcare System Needs A Complete Overhaul

1/5/2022
Alex Pierson is joined by Francesca Grosso, patient navigator, national public speaker on health care, author and Principal of health policy firm Grosso McCarthy. They talk about the fractured, strained and stressed healthcare system, and why it was a problem even before the pandemic. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:06