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On Point with Alex Pierson

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A new voice and a fresh perspective. Join the conversation, with ON Point with Alex Pierson on 640 Toronto. With 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk, Alex is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. An in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. ON Point with Alex Pierson airs weeknights from 7 to 10 p.m. on 640 Toronto.

A new voice and a fresh perspective. Join the conversation, with ON Point with Alex Pierson on 640 Toronto. With 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk, Alex is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. An in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. ON Point with Alex Pierson airs weeknights from 7 to 10 p.m. on 640 Toronto.
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Richmond Hill, ON

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Curiouscast

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A new voice and a fresh perspective. Join the conversation, with ON Point with Alex Pierson on 640 Toronto. With 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk, Alex is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. An in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. ON Point with Alex Pierson airs weeknights from 7 to 10 p.m. on 640 Toronto.

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Episodes

Casino and entertainment complex coming to Wasaga Beach

10/18/2018
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Alex is joined by Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association to talk about how Wasaga Beach has become the home of Ontario`s latest casino and entertainment complex.

Duration:00:10:01

A senior Facebook engineer logs out of the company for good

10/18/2018
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Alex is joined by David Shipley, Global News Radio Tech and Security Expert to take a closer look at why Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, rebeled against the companies' liberal culture and walked out.

Duration:00:13:09

Counterpoint: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

10/18/2018
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Alex is joined by Jamie Ellerton, Principal at Conaptus Ltd, and Kim Wright, Vice President, Public Relations at Hill + Knowlton for this edition of counterpoint. Topics include: Hudson's Bay is in the spotlight after posting a 'Make Canada Great Again' hat on their website, Ontario Premier Doug Ford talks with labour workers, Patrick Brown digs deep into the bank during his final months at Queen's Park, Louis C.K. looks to get back in comedy following several Me Too sexual misconduct...

Duration:00:15:05

Canadian government continues to fund UN efforts

10/18/2018
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Alex is joined by Tom Quiggin, former military intelligence officer, RCMP, and court appointed expert on Jihadist terrorism to talk about why the Canadian government is sending $50 million in taxpayer money to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

Duration:00:13:31

Global Top Talkers: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

10/18/2018
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Tonight's Top Talkers are: Bill Kelly - Global News Radio Hamilton & Mike Stubbs - Global News Radio London Topics include: Retailer Hudson's Bay removes a controversial item from their website, disgraced comedian Louis C.K. is attempting a comeback following several sexual misconduct allegations, and two Hamilton MPP"s go head-to-head in a steel town scrap.

Duration:00:07:59

Monologue: Why do we give so much money to very bad people?

10/18/2018
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With million of dollars in federal funding allocated towards initiatives for war-torn nations in the middle east, it begs the question, who's side is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau really on?

Duration:00:02:57

NASA astronaut shares new details about failed Soyuz Launch

10/17/2018
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Alex is joined by Kevin Sabet, Director, Drug Policy Institute and Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry to discuss the aborted Soyuz Launch.

Duration:00:09:56

Canadian Market celebrates Marijuana sales

10/17/2018
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Alex is joined by Norman Levine of Portfolio Management to discuss Candian market pot stocks.

Duration:00:08:46

Counterpoint: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

10/17/2018
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Alex is joined by John Mraz, Former Liberal War Room Director and Melissa Lantsman, VP Public Relations at Hill+Knowlton for todays counterpoint. Topics include: Convicted rapist and murderer Paul Bernardo, Candians with post pot convictions being pardoned, Donna Skelly accusing Andrea Horwarth of pushing her, and Ottawa Mayor being sued for blocking residents on Twitter.

Duration:00:15:31

Convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo denied parole

10/17/2018
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Alex is joined by Priscilla de Villiers, co-founder and Executive Director of the Victim Justice Network to discuss convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo. A National Parole Board panel at the Millhaven Institution in eastern Ontario made the decision to deny Bernardo parole on Wednesday after just 30 minutes of deliberation.

Duration:00:13:02

Secret documents obtained by GN reveal Fair Hydro was never fair

10/17/2018
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Alex's daily monologue topic was about Hydro and how the prices were never fair and that the Liberals were aware of that.

Duration:00:04:07

What it takes to safely and securely transport Canada's weed

10/16/2018
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Alex is joined by Thomas Gerstenecker, CEO and founder of 3Sixty Secure Corp, to talk about safely storing and transporting Canada's latest revenue source and the challenges they pose.

Duration:00:10:31

CASE AND POINT with Lorne Honickman

10/16/2018
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Alex is joined by Toronto-based lawyer, Lorne Honickman for this edition of Case and Point. Topics include - The federal government is set to announce pardons for minor weed-related charges, Paul Bernardo will sit before a parole board soon, and the latest surrounding the trial of a disgraced Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral.

Duration:00:12:35

Counterpoint: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

10/16/2018
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Alex is joined by Stephen Ledrew, Toronto-based lawyer, broadcaster, and former President of the Liberal Party of Canada and Dennis Matthews, Conservative campaign strategist and Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Enterprise Canada, for today's Counterpoint. Topics include: Doug Ford calls on the federal government to improve the testing methods for pot-impaired drivers, the Conservatives aren't impressed with Justin Trudeau's conversations with a known ISIS fighter, and a...

Duration:00:15:39

Smith Falls, the Ontario town that was saved by the pot industry.

10/16/2018
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Alex talks with Shawn Pankow, Mayor of Smith Falls, ON, about how his town has seen an economic boom thanks to one of the world's largest marijuana companies. Since moving in back in 2013, Canopy Growth Corporation, formally known as Tweed Inc., has caused a rise in numbers regarding housing and employment.

Duration:00:12:26

Global Top Talkers: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

10/16/2018
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Tonight's Top Talkers are: Scott Thompson - Global News Radio Hamilton & Craig Needles - Global News Radio London Topics include: On the eve of pot legalization, the federal government says it is set to announce potential changes in law regarding pardons for minor marijuana-related charges and a Canadian Transgender woman, who was born a man, causes controversy after winning the gold medal at a cycling world championship.

Duration:00:07:34

Doug Ford’s plan to scrap cap and trade will mean $3 billion in lost revenue, FAO report says

10/16/2018
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Alex is joined by Dan McTeague, Petroleum/Energy Analyst and former Ontario MP, to take a closer look at the Ford government's plan to scrap the province's cap and trade program. According to the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario, The cancellation of the cap and trade system will cost $3 billion in lost revenue over the next four fiscal years,a decision that would push the provincial budget further into the red.

Duration:00:10:56

Monologue: A Canadian woman wins a world cycling championship. And she has a penis. How is this fair?

10/16/2018
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Dr. Rachel McKinnon claimed a world's first this past Sunday. She became thefirst transgender sports champion after taking the gold medal at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship. Born in Victoria, BC, McKinnon is biologically male. Does she hold an unfair advantage over female-born athletes?

Duration:00:03:52

Trudeau says CAQ plan to raise cannabis legal age to 21 could promote organized crime

10/15/2018
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the incoming Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime. Speaking to reporters on the last day of a trip to Armenia, Trudeau said increasing the legal age could undermine one of the federal law’s key aims: eliminating the black market.

Duration:00:11:12

Leslie Millwee wants her voice heard in regards to the allegations of sexual assault from Bill Clinton

10/15/2018
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Alex is joined by Leslie Millwee who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault in 2016. She is speaking out again as she wants her voice heard and that is long overdue that those who accuse clinton get their #metoo moment.

Duration:00:13:10