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The Alex Pierson show is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has more than 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 the Alex Pierson Show, 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 more than 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 the Alex Pierson Show, 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 more than 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 the Alex Pierson Show, and never miss an important story again.

Language:

English


Episodes

Still No Justice For Families Of Flight PS752: Why Isn't The RCMP Investigating?

8/18/2022
Two and a half years later there is STILL no justice for the families of 176 people murdered by the Iranian regime which bombed Flight PS752 out of the sky. 55 Canadians and another 30 permanent residents were on that plane. Many of those families live here in the GTA. We have been told that while reckless and negligible, it wasn't intentional. Yet, new evidence suggesting otherwise was handed to the RCMP in 2020 that suggests otherwise. So, why did the RCMP tell the families in July it...

Duration:00:36:46

Blacklock's Check In - A Record Year, Ruling On Vax In Kids, and Reporting Home Sales

8/18/2022
Every Tuesday and Thursday, we bring on Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter, to give us the deep dive into all things parliament and find us those nuggets of information you need to know about. Today, Tom speaks with Alex about how Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino yesterday claimed federal agents had “a record year for illegal firearms seizures” in 2021. In addition, he speaks about how two MPs vying for the Conservative Party leadership say they’d repeal a Canada...

Duration:00:10:46

'Horrifying': Dr. Vivian Stamatopolous reacts to Ford Gov'ts Health Care Plan

8/18/2022
Dr. Vivian Stamatopolous, an advocate for long-term, slams the Ontario government's plan to deal with so-called 'bed blockers' in the province.

Duration:00:07:56

$10 Daycare Causes Funding Concern With Daycare Operators

8/17/2022
The deadline is looming for daycares to opt into a deal that would allow $10 daycare. But with less than 30% of daycare operators that have chosen to opt into the deal, the supply for cheaper daycare is, so far, exceeding the demand. Amanda Munday, Founder and CEO of The Workaround, a daycare and co-working space in Toronto, joined Alex to discuss what the deal entails and how much of a hit this deal could be to operators.

Duration:00:11:37

Fed's Plans To Cut Emissions From Agriculture Could Mean Less Food Production

8/17/2022
We're at a time when we can least afford to do what the Trudeau government is pushing when it comes to climate change policy. What's the plan? The Trudeau government is hoping to reduce emissions from agricultural fertilizer by 30% by 2030 and farmers across the country are raising the alarm on the net loss and the increase in what you'll pay for. Drew Spoelstra is the Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and farms in Binbrook, Ontario and joins Alex to discuss this.

Duration:00:09:10

Children's Medicine Is The New Toilet Paper

8/17/2022
With the spike in Covid cases amongst children, parents are flocking to the pharmacy in order to ensure their kid can fight off the symptoms. But just like toilet paper, people are buying up stock of medicine and causing major supply issues. Are you going to need a prescription to purchase medication for your child? Kristen Watt, a Pharmacist and Owner of Kristen’s Pharmacy in Southampton in Bruce County, Ontario, joins Alex to talk about this.

Duration:00:09:38

"I Would Not Break That Oath" Says High Ranking RCMP Officer During Nova Scotia Inquiry

8/17/2022
The man at the center of the controversy of the Nova Scotia mass shooting in April of 2020, RCMP Chief Supt. Darren Campbell, testified to a House of Commons committee that he was pressured by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to release details into the weapons used during the shooting. With the thought that there might be political interference involved in this case, Alex spoke with Paul Palango, author of the book ‘22 Murders: Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles,‘ to dissect...

Duration:00:09:46

Veteran Given Inappropriate Offer By Veterans Canada

8/16/2022
Breaking the story today, Global News Ottawa Bureau Chief, Mercedes Stephenson, joins Alex to discuss a concerning case involving a Canadian veteran who was inappropriately offered medically assisted death by a federal government employee working for Veterans Canada. Are there more people going through the same thing, and what does this say about the way we treat our veterans?

Duration:00:10:23

Concern About Ride Safety Mounts As CNE Approaches

8/16/2022
"I can guarantee they are..." says Andrew Gidaro, Director of the Canadian Association of Amusement Operators. He joined Alex Pierson to talk about the fears people are beginning to have ahead of CNE opening its doors, about ride safety and the ongoing strike with safety inspectors.

Duration:00:09:54

Waiting List Deaths Spike In Ontario

8/16/2022
More patients died during the pandemic due to surgery or diagnostic waiting lists. That comes from SecondStreet.org, a think tank that analyzed wait times for things like surgery, CT scans and MRI scans in 2021-22. President of SecondStreet.org, Colin Craig, joined Alex Pierson to talk about this, and how the government can help make changes to this staggering data.

Duration:00:13:28

Blacklock's Check In - Short Staffing, Ottawa Is Boring and Rigid, and Bill C-11

8/16/2022
Every Tuesday and Thursday, we bring on Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter, to give us the deep dive into all things parliament and find us those nuggets of information you need to know about. Today, Tom speaks with Alex about how the feds knew airports were understaffed, how Cabinet thinks the CRTC has too much power, students think Ottawa is boring, and a record number of permits for migrant workers were processed.

Duration:00:09:33

Music, Movies & Charity: The Strengths of Being Canadian with George Stroumboulopoulos

8/11/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by George Stroumboulopoulos, a Canadian entertainment legend, host and producer of "The Strombo Show" on Apple Music and former MuchMusic VJ. George and David talk about the Canadian music and film scene, what projects George has coming down the pike, and why food security is more important now than ever in recent years. Let's get talking

Duration:00:27:00

'The outcome could've been very different': TTC Spokesperson

8/11/2022
TTC Spokesperson, Stuart Green joins Alex to talk about the discovery of a four-year old girl around 1:30am Wednesday along the TTC tracks near Warden Station.

Duration:00:02:21

Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Technology To Help Treat Neurological Diseases

8/10/2022
David is joined by Dr, Nir Lipsman, Neurosurgeon and Director of the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Lipsman and David talk about the amazing developments in Deep Brain Stimulation, neuromodulation and other treatments to to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's. Let's get talking.

Duration:00:15:08

What it's Like To Live With Parkinson's, and Why A Diagnosis Doesn't Mean You Can't Live A Full Life

8/10/2022
Guest Host David Peck is first joined by Larry Gifford, the National Director of Talk Radio for Corus Entertainment and host of the podcast "When Life Gives You Parkinson's". Larry and David talk about how debilitating the disease can be, but how it doesn't have to mean you can't live a healthy and rich life. Next, David is joined by Dr, Nir Lipsman, Neurosurgeon and Director of the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Lipsman and David talk about the...

Duration:00:37:17

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