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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.

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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.

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Episodes
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New Places For Liqour, Will Trudeau Make A "Secret Shuffle" & The Ongoing Struggle for Restaurants

7/15/2024
On this episode of The Alex Pierson Podcast, our host Alex Pierson first starts off speaking with JP Hornick, the president of OPSEU...the union representing LCBO workers. Alex talks with JP about the new regulations the province has introduced that will make it easier for consumers to purchase booze...and how it could affect ongoing negotiations with the province. Next, Alex is joined by an old friend, John Mraz, a former war room director for the Liberal party. Alex and John look at the Trudeau Liberals, and if the Prime Minister will take advantage of all the chaos and attention on Trump to quietly shuffle around ministers in his cabinet...and if it could even save the liberals. And finally, Alex is joined once again by Regan Irvine, the owner of Irv & Co. Regan tells Alex just how difficult and busy the past weekend was with dwindling alcohol supplies, and why he thinks this strike needs to end ASAP if we don't want to see more in the hospitality industry struggle, or even shutter their shops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:51

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Polievre: Democracy MUST Prevail

7/15/2024
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Pierre Poilievre stopped by the AM640 Studios to sit down and chat with Alex Pierson. In light of the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, Poilievre tells Alex why Canada cannot let our politics become as divisive, why he has no remorse for being happy the shooter himself was shot and killed, and why he won't back away from "respectfully" criticizing the liberal government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:48

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What Happened At Trump Rally And How Did A Shooter Get In At All?

7/15/2024
For the first time in 43 years there has been an assassination attempt on a former president of the United States, presidential candidate Donald Trump. But how did the shooter gain access to the rooftop, where was the secret service and why did the Counter-Snipers take so long to take the shooter out? These are all questions circulating amongst the public, and Alex Pierson speaks with someone who is not only familiar with security details, but also a man who previously was security for US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Wayne Black is the current President of Wayne Black & Associates, and tells Alex why these situations aren't always as black and white as the public may believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:59

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Introducing... Dark Poutine | The Quakers and The Killers: The Murder of Peter Lazier

7/13/2024
Episode 294: On the evening of December 21, 1883, near Bloomfield, Ontario, visitor Peter Lazier was murdered by two intruders at the farmhouse of Quakers Gilbert and Margaret Jones. The community, deeply affected, quickly organized a search. They traced footprints in the snow, leading to Joseph Thomset and the Lowder family's homes near West Lake. By the next day, Joseph Thomset and brothers David and George Lowder were arrested and charged with murder. The legal process moved rapidly. The coroner's inquest began the next day, followed by formal proceedings within a week. The trial, held at the Prince Edward County Courthouse in Picton just five months later, suggested the motive was robbery, aimed at stealing the $555 Gilbert Jones earned from selling hops. George Lowder and Joseph Thomset were found guilty of murder and hanged in June of 1884. Many felt justice was served, but others believed the law got it wrong, acting hastily without sufficient evidence. Sources: Prince Edward County The Canadian Encyclopedia | Quakers The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884 — Robert J. Sharpe The Kingston Whig-Standard 24 Dec 1883, page 2 Ottawa Daily Citizen 24 Dec 1883, page 1 Manitoba Weekly Free Press 15 May 1884, page 2 The Lazier murder trial of 1884 – did they get the right men? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:38

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The Kids Are Not Alright, And We Really Need To Do Something About It

7/12/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with the Dean At Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University & Author of “America the Beautiful and Violent: Black Youth and Neighborhood Violence in Chicago” Professor Dexter Voison. Dexter and Alex dive into the stats that show youth firearm arrests skyrocketed 161% in just a two-year span! Dexter talks about what programs the City of Chicago used to attempt to deal with its similar situation, why there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and why this is even happening in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:07

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Mayor Chow Says She Grades Herself A "B"

7/12/2024
To celebrate her 1 year anniversary as Mayor, Olivia Chow joins Alex Pierson in-studio for an interview! Mayor Chow and Alex talk about what grade the mayor would give herself, major issues of traffic and construction and the rise of violence in the city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:11

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Trudeau Promises Billions in Defence Spending, But Will it Be Enough For NATO?

7/11/2024
Prime Minister Trudeau has returned from his NATO summit with a new plan for Canada to reach its 2% GDP defence spending target, which includes billions of dollars towards buying new subs, modernizing our military and so forth...but how can we afford this...and will it actually come true? Alex Pierson sits down with the perfect guest for this, Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Mark Norman who previously served as the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces. Vice-Admirial Norman and Alex discuss why NATO members are pressuring the Prime Minsiter to increase the spending, and just how quickly this plan can get derailed if another government takes power next election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:50

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UofT Gives Secret Amnesty To Protesters!

7/11/2024
It has been revealed that the University of Toronto signed an amnesty agreement with the pro-Palestine protesters who had an encampment on the University for over 2 months! So why offer this deal at all? Our host Alex Pierson is joined by Warren Kinsella, the president of the Daisy Group who has been following this encampment since it was first established. Warren and Alex talk about who really came out ahead with this agreement, and how it could be seen as solidifying hate on the campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:04

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Blacklock's Check-In: ''Baby Boomers Have F-ed This Planet!''

7/11/2024
Host Alex Pierson speaks with Tom Korski, the Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter about old and cranky Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May says she will save the F-en planet all by herself, Cabinet yesterday said it's starting over on equipping a new submarine fleet after spending $3 billion on second-hand vessels that spent more time undergoing repairs than at sea, the RCMP yesterday appealed for tips from Chinese Canadians after confirming an investigation into election inference. All this and more! GUEST: Tom Korski - Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter X(formerly Twitter): @mindingottawa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:15

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Should Parents Be Involved With Kids Education & Bars Running Out Of Booze?!?!

7/10/2024
On this episode of The Alex Pierson Podcast, our host Alex Pierson starts off speaking to Paul Bognar the President & COO of Service Inspired Restaurants (SIR CORP), which owns such chains like; The Loose Moose, Jack Astors, Scattabush, Canyon Creek, Dukes, & Reds. Paul tells Alex that the LCBO suppliers and warehouses are being affected by the strike, that even his major chain restaurants are barely scraping by, and are more than worried they will eventually run out of liquor. Next, Alex speaks with Adam Zivo the director of the Canadian Centre for Responsible Drug Policy about a new piece he published in the National Post that questions just how much "parental rights" should be included in our student's education plan, and why this could help address rising problems in the education system. GUEST: Paul Bognar - President & COO of Service Inspired Restaurants (SIR CORP Restaurants: Loose Moose, Jack Astors, Scattabush, Canyon Creek, Dukes, Reds) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:58

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Did Ticketmaster Really Do All It Could To Protect Our Information?

7/10/2024
Ticketmaster is just one of the many large companies that have been the target of a cyberbreach, but did the company really do all in its power to ensure this wouldn't happen? Host Alex Pierson is joined by Mohit Rajhans, Tech and media consultant with ThinkStart.ca to help explain why Ticketmaster used a 3rd party to deal with all of this sensitive information, and what COULD be done to ensure this doesn't happen again. GUEST: Mohit Rajhans - Tech and media consultant with ThinkStart.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:58

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The Liberal Black Justice Strategy: Divisive, Radical and Dangerous

7/10/2024
The Liberal government has released its report on what it's calling the "Black Justice Strategy" which would see certain laws and crimes policed differently for people of different races...What? Conservative MP for Durham Jamil Jivani joins our host Alex Pierson to explain just why he thinks this publication does little more than peddle radical politics that will not only further damage the black community, but all Canadians. GUEST: Jamil Jivani - Conservative MP for Durham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:10

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No Booze For Bars, Murders On Bail & Cheap Cars for Canadians

7/9/2024
On this episode of The Alex Pierson Podcast, our host first directs her attention on the ongoing LCBO strike, which will now begin to directly affect businesses that sell liquor. The crown corp said that due to picket lines, it will be scrapping its plan to open 5 stores for bars and restaurants to resupply. So Alex speaks with Regan Irvine, the Owner of Irv & Co Hospitality Group, who says that this strike is only further hurting his ability to earn profits and try to stay afloat. Next, Brian Lilley, the political columnist for the Toronto Sun has put out a new piece that examines how hundreds of people out on bail have committed extremely violent crimes, including murder. Alex Pierson and Brian talk about how the Trudeau revolving door bail system is only feeding this problem, and why we might need to bring mandatory minimums back into play. And finally, is your car on its last legs? Have you been waiting for prices to drop before buying a new one? Well good news for you, that's starting to happen...for new cars at least. Alex invites Greg Layson the digital and mobile editor of Automotive News Canada to explain why new cars are actually getting more affordable...while used cars are only getting more expensive. GUEST: Regan Irvine - Owner of Irv & Co Hospitality Group GUEST: Brian Lilley - Political columnist for the Toronto Sun GUEST: Greg Layson - Digital and Mobile Editor of Automotive News Canada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:06

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Boeing Gets A Slap On The Wrist & A Family Loses Its Chance For Justice

7/9/2024
After the DOJ offered Boeing a "sweetheart" plea deal to avoid serious penalties for criminal charges, host Alex Pierson reached back out to Chris and Clariss Moore, parents of Danielle Moore who died in the fatal 737 MAX crash in 2019. Chris and Clariss tell Alex how disappointing and disheartening this news was for them and other victims' families, and how all they wanted was accountability and justice out of this...which this plea deal has all but stolen away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:29

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Blacklock's Check-In: ''We're not here to shovel snow and pay taxes''

7/9/2024
Host Alex Pierson speaks with Tom Korski, the Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter about The Canada Revue Agency polled Canadians on whether they resent tax avoidance by the rich, Cabinet should decriminalize heroin nationwide, says a Black Justice Strategy report, Canada's Ambassador for Climate Change billed more than $254,000 in travel expenses in less than two years on the job. All this and more! GUEST: Tom Korski - Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter X(formerly Twitter): @mindingottawa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:24

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Hate Leading Our Human Rights, Looking For Love in ISIS, & The Secret Life of Alice Munro

7/8/2024
On this episode of The Alex Pierson Podcast, our host first speaks with the Deputy Leader of the Federal Conservative Party, Melissa Lantsman. Melissa and Alex talk about the disturbing rise in holocaust deniers in younger generations, and why the Liberal party is defending the decision to appoint Birju Dattani as the new commissioner of the Human Rights Commission...even though he has a known history of public anti-semitism. Next, a B.C. woman who previously moved to Syria and was involved with ISIS has returned to Canada...and charged with acts of terrorism by the RCMP. But what took so long, and what exactly could this woman have done? Phil Gurski is a former CSIS St. Strategic analyst on terrorism and joined Alex to help explain why the RCMP took over 2 years to lay these charges, and if this is serious problem within our borders. And finally, Alex speaks with the Opinions Editor of The Toronto Star Deborah Dundas on an extremely sensitive and important investigative piece. The legacy of one of Canada's more respected authors, Alice Munro, is being questioned after her youngest daughter broke years of silence and told the world she was molested multiple times by her step-father...and her mother, Alice Munro, not only knew...but remained with her husband! GUEST: Melissa Lantsman - Deputy Leader of the Federal Conservative Party GUEST: Phil Gurski - CEO of Borealis Threat & Risk & Former CSIS Sr. Strategic Analyst on Terrorism GUEST: Deborah Dundas - Opinions Editor of The Toronto Star Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:52

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Looking For Love In ISIS...Really?

7/8/2024
a B.C. woman who previously moved to Syria and was involved with ISIS has returned to Canada...and charged with acts of terrorism by the RCMP. But what took so long, and what exactly could this woman have done? Phil Gurski is a former CSIS St. Strategic analyst on terrorism and joined Alex to help explain why the RCMP took over 2 years to lay these charges, and if this is a serious problem within our borders. GUEST: Phil Gurski - CEO of Borealis Threat & Risk & Former CSIS Sr. Strategic Analyst on Terrorism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:54

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New "Netflix" Tax, Other Options For Liqour & UK/US Elections

7/5/2024
On this episode of The Alex Pierson Podcast, our host Alex Pierson first speaks with Franco Terrazzano from the Canadian Taxpayer Federation about the new "Netflix" tax being introduced by the Liberal government and how it could affect the way you stream content. Next, Alex speaks with the Sr. Vice-President of a local alternative option to the LCBO called "WineOnline.ca", Sam Fritz-Tate. Alex and Sam talk about how the LCBO strike is a great opportunity for WineOnline.ca to expand, and possibly further prove the redundancy the LCBO has become. Finally, Alex speaks with Canada's former Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay on the major changes that happened after the UK election that saw the Labour party usurp the Conservatives...and why the U.S. may see a similar change as the Democrats are continuing to hemorrhage support for Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:06

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Blacklock's Check-In: ''Fetish'' in taxing home equity

7/4/2024
Host Alex Pierson speaks with Tom Korski, the Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must release complete recordings of his remarks to a home equity tax lobby, fears of saboteurs prompted cabinet to grant federal rail inspectors new powers to combat ''security incidents,'' Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly's department will not tell MPs which consultant it hired to run security at Canadian embassies abroad. All this and more! GUEST: Tom Korski - Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter X(formerly Twitter): @mindingottawa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:27

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PM vs. MPs: The Future Of The Liberal Party

7/3/2024
Host Alex Pierson is joined by Warren Kinsella, the President of The Daisy Group and former strategist for Jean Chrétien, and they dive into what seems to be dissent growing within the Liberal ranks. Prime Minister Trudeau has chosen to avoid the Calgary Stampede and subsequently, a caucus meeting in Alberta. But could this be to avoid these MPs calling for his removal? Alex and Warren also turn their attention south of the border and discuss what the Democratic party will do if President Biden either chooses to run...or step aside. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, President of the Daisy Group SOCIAL MEDIA: @kinsellawarren Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:47