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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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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

The Issues That Matter To Residents In The Municipal Elections Throughout Ontario

10/19/2018
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Monday is voting day for the municipal election and while Toronto’s election campaign has been uneventful, the races in other municipalities have been full of excitement. Alex talks to John Best, President and Chief Editor, Bay Observer, and Jim Van Horne, Coordinator, Broadcast Journalism / TV News, School of Contemporary Media, Fanshawe College, to talk about the biggest issues for the elections in Hamilton and London respectively.

Duration:00:15:50

New Provincial Bill Being Tabled To Strip Returning Terrorists Of Provincial Rights

10/19/2018
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Alex Pierson is joined by Anthony Furey from the Toronto Sun to talk about a breaking news story coming from Queen's Park via The Sun. Furey tells Alex that the Ontario provincial government is set to table a new bill that would strip returning terrorists of their provincial rights. Would this help you feel safer in your own country?

Duration:00:09:18

Counterpoint: Friday, October 19th, 2018

10/19/2018
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Alex is joined by Bob Richardson, Senior Counsel at NATIONAL Public Relations, and Anthony Furey, Sun / Postmedia columnist & national comment editor. Topics include: How Dominic LeBlanc wants Doug Ford to focus on his job and not his national ambitions, Canadian woman is arrested in Thailand for spray painting a historic wall and an Ontario school board is reportedly pressuring teachers not to teach To Kill A Mockingbird because it's 'racist'.

Duration:00:15:03

Global Top Talkers: Friday, October 19th, 2018

10/19/2018
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Tonight's Top Talkers are: Devon Peacock - Executive Producer, Global News Radio London & Jason Chapman - Executive Producer, Global News Radio Toronto Topics include: Canadian woman who got drunk and spray painted a historic wall in Thailand was arrested and could be facing up to ten years in a Thai prison and a mom who beat her 13-year-old son with a belt after he stole her BMW - is corporal punishment ever okay?

Duration:00:07:05

Monologue: Why The Liberals Should Focus On Their Own Failures Then Worry About A Premier Who Is Getting Stuff Done

10/19/2018
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Dominic LeBlanc wants Doug Ford to focus on his job, not his national ambitions of anti-carbon tax crusading. Meanwhile, the federal government has its own problems including illegal border crossers and dumping cannabis regulations to the province. Maybe Liberals should focus on their own job before scrutinizing the province.

Duration:00:03:10

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 UNRWA

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

Doctor has cautionary warnings about legal Cannabis

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 legalization of marijuana.

Duration:00:09:57

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