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The Alex Pierson Show

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The Alex Pierson show 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.

The Alex Pierson show 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.

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Richmond Hill, ON

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Curiouscast

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The Alex Pierson show 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.

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English


Episodes

Minister needs to tell us why he thinks he's done 'everything' he can to fix our airports

8/9/2022
Melissa Lantsman is the Conservative MP for Thornhill and Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport. She joined Alex to talk about a push to have Canada's Transport Minister explain why there are still massive delays at major Canadian airports..

Duration:00:08:53

Concerns raised over RCMP use of spyware capable of activating microphones and cameras on smartphones

8/9/2022
Tom Korski is the Managing Editor of Blacklock’s Reporter. He will join Alex Pierson live every Tuesday and Thursday on 640 Toronto. Today, he walked through a story detailing concerns being raised by The House of Commons' Ethics Committee. Members are expressing alarm over RCMP use of spyware capable of activating microphones and cameras on smartphones. MPs only learned of the practice in a routine House tabling of cabinet documents, that the RCMP used spyware to “covertly and remotely...

Duration:00:07:06

Remembering 'Teenage Head'

8/9/2022
As a Hamiltonian, Alex spends some time remembering 'Teenage Head.' Warren Kinsella joins the conversation and also shares some of the tragic details of Gord Lewis' death. You can read more of Warren's Toronto Sun piece here.

Duration:00:09:15

No Scientific Data for Canada's Travel Ban?

8/9/2022
Freelance columnist, Rupa Subramanya joins Alex to talk about her piece detailing how Transport Canada tried to find a reason for restricting unvaccinated travelers.

Duration:00:10:01

'A blatant disregard of the law by airlines'

8/8/2022
Alex Pierson talks to Gabor Lukacs, President and Founder of Air Passenger Rights. This after we learned Canadian airlines are refusing to compensate flyers for cancelled flights caused by staffing shortages. Under Canada’s passenger rights charter, the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR), airlines are required to pay up to $1,000 in compensation for cancellations or significant delays that stem from reasons within the carrier’s control. However, airlines do not have to pay if the...

Duration:00:08:13

What Is "Othering" And Why Should Canadians Practice It More

8/5/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Aniqah Zowmi, a Specialist in diversity and inclusion. David and Aniqah talk about how people should learn to connect and empathize as an important trait, and what "Othering" is. Let's get talking

Duration:00:16:11

Will Banning The Import of Handguns Do Anything To Alleviate Rising Gun Crimes?

8/5/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Dexter J. Voison, a former dean at U of T who does comparative work between gun crimes in the US and Canada who is currently a Dean at Case Western University in Cleveland. David and Dexter talk about the Liberal government's plan to ban the importation of handguns into Canada, if its a good deterrent against gun crimes, and how it will really benefit. Let's Get Talking

Duration:00:07:58

Hate Crimes and Sexual Discrimination Have Risen During the Pandemic

8/3/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Karen Craggs-Milne, the Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtExchange. Karen and David talk about the disturbing trend of increased violent and gender based crimes, and how we could try and overcome these dangerous ways of thinking. Let's get talking

Duration:00:15:03

The UN Warns The Nuclear Power Plant In Ukraine May Be "Out Of Control"

8/3/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Jeffrey Merrifield, the former Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to talk about the concerns of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Facility in Ukraine. Jeffrey tells David why the International Atomic Energy Agency is concerned about the condition of the facility, and if this is something we need to be immediately concerned about. Let's get talking

Duration:00:13:23

Spying On MP's, Blacklists & Really Expensive Dinner's

7/28/2022
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. guest host Jay Martin checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski.Jay and Tom dive into if authorities have created a blacklist of funders after the "Freedom Convoy", why the Ethics Committee is questioning the RCMP & why the Governor General will have to cough up some dough. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:00

If You Don't Like Going To The Dentist, Then Maybe You'll Like Them Coming To You

7/27/2022
Guest host Jay Martin is joined by the founder of the independent mobile on-site dental hygiene practice MobileDent.ca, Janet Amiel. As an independent registered dental hygienist, Janet tells Jay how important it is, especially during this pandemic, to maintain oral hygiene, and why her service makes it so easy that you almost have no excuse. Let's get talking

Duration:00:10:00

Slave Labour Connections, Massage Therapists & Bank Freezes

7/12/2022
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. Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Rubina and Tom talk about why the Department of Employment granted dozens of permits to "massage therapists" without ensuring their employers are not involved in human trafficking. They also talk about whey a federal agency invested millions in a Chinese company that...

Duration:00:10:33

Our National Healthcare Is Struggling, Can The Premiers Get A Handle On It?

7/12/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Dr. Shawn Whatley, a practicing physician, Sr. Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute & Author of "When Politics Comes Before Patients - Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing."Rubina and Dr. Whatley talk about why all the Premiers from the Provinces and Territories are meeting in Vancouver, and why the federal Canada Health Transfer is a big ticket on the table. Let's get talking

Duration:00:14:08

Interest Rates Are Rising, And So Could Mortgage Payments

7/12/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Sherena Hussain, Founder of Academic Collaboration Consulting & an instructor of Infrastructure and Real Estate at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Rubina and Sherena talk about the expected Bank of Canada key interest rate hike, and how it can end up deeply affecting those making mortgage payments. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:24

Is the Housing Market In a Cool Down?

6/21/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Kristopher Goulart, a sales representative with Accelerate Reality Group. Rubina and Kris talk about why its so important to make sure to stress test and not try to purchase outside of your limit. Let's get talking

Duration:00:08:22

Rising Mortgage Rates Are Forcing People Out Of Their Homes

6/21/2022
Guest Host Arlene Bynon is joined by Kristopher Goulart, a sales representative with Accelerate Reality Group. Kris and Arlene talk about the terrible trend of people getting forced out of their own homes because of rising mortgage rates and cost of living. Let's get talking

Duration:00:06:34

Is Toxicity Ingrained Within Hockey Culture?

6/21/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon is joined by Taylor McKee, an assistant professor in sports management at Brock University. Arlene and Taylor discuss the culture of silence that exists within Hockey Canada, and why this problem starts way earlier than the NHL. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:31

National Indigenous Peoples Day: The Papal Visit & Reconciliation

6/21/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon is joined by Michelle Robinson, who also goes by Red Thunderwoman, Sahtu Dene Activist and host of the podcast "The Native Calgarian". Arlene and Michelle talk about what the National Indigenous Peoples Day means to her, about the rumor circulating about the possible resignation of the Pope, and what Michelle thinks need to happen along the road to reconciliation. Let's get talking

Duration:00:13:28

Jan 6th Inquiry: Fake News and Extremist Rhetoric

6/21/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon is joined by Ruth Marshall, a professor of religious and political studies at the University of Toronto. Arlene and Prof. Marshall look into the January 6th Inquiry, and focus on the populist and extremist rhetoric that the former President used to instigate the attack on the Capital building. Let's get talking

Duration:00:14:53

Jan 6th Inquiry: Attempts to Thwart and Overthrow

6/21/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon is joined by Professor Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia & Author of seven books, including "Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton to Cable and Twitter to Trump". Arlene and Professor Farnsworth examine the progress and key points in the January 6th Inquiry into the attack on Capital Hill in the U.S. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:53