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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 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

More are turning to TikTok for news content as papers shut down, newsrooms get cut - but is it a legitimate source for news?

2/23/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Dr. Nicole Blanchett, an associate professor at Toronto Metropolitan University's School of Journalism and a former producer with CityTV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:01

A second asylum seeker has died after waiting hours for shelter space in Peel Region - what needs to change?

2/23/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Kizito Musabimana, executive director of the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre, about the tragic passing of another African migrant seeking shelter in Peel Region. Ms. Delphina Ngigi was a refugee claimant and widow with four children, who are back home in Kenya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:15

Ford government to give Ontario universities, colleges funding boost - but what do we get for our investment?

2/23/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Dr. David Haskell, associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and a social scientist, Senior Fellow with the Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:57

City councillor won't take family on transit following viral TikTok warning about safety on TTC

2/23/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Karen Stintz, former city councillor and Chair of the TTC, about safety concerns on the TTC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:25

Lynx Air to cease operations Monday, files for creditor protection

2/23/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Duncan Dee, former chief operating officer at Air Canada, about how Lynx Air says its final flights will take place on Sunday as the company files for creditor protection, less than two years after the low-cost airline took to the skies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:48

Blacklocks Check: ''Breach of trust by Governed officials,'' ArriveCan scandal continues

2/22/2024
Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklocks Reporter joined Alex Pierson to discuss the Department of Public Works has ''sufficient suspicion'' of wrongdoing in ArriveCan contracting, a manager testified yesterday, Cabinet is shelving a long-threatened bill to regulate truth and disinformation on the internet, Housing Minister Sean Fraser has launched national fundraising but yesterday would not comment on whether he is campaigning to lead the Liberal Party. All this and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:26

Two random shootings in Jane & Driftwood leaving residents on edge

2/22/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Marcell Wilson, a former street gang member and co-founder of the non-profit One By One Movement, about two random shootings leaving residents in Toronto's Jane & Driftwood area on edge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:32

Is Canada's military ready to respond should it be called upon?

2/21/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Dr. Christian Leuprecht, Professor at Royal Military College of Canada, expert on security and defence and author of 'Security. Cooperation. Governance,' about Canada's lack of defence spending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:36

Conservatives eye subpoena threat for firm in ArriveCan controversy

2/21/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Michael Barrett, MP for Leeds - Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, and Conservative ethics critic, about the ongoing ArriveCAN scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:33

Uncovering UNWRA: When did the agency lose its way?

2/21/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Hillel Neurer, an international human rights lawyer and Executive Director of United Nations Watch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:55

Why isn't the government meeting with child care operators to help the $10-a-day program succeed?

2/20/2024
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Duration:00:10:35

'Stop the emotion of hate': Canadian woman disinvited from speaking at event due to past Israeli military service

2/20/2024
Alex Pierson speaks with Leah Goldstein, Canadian and 1st woman to win a grueling 3,000-mile bike race across the United States, about being disinvited as a speaker at the Ottawa International Women's day event due to serving with the Israel Defense Forces three decades ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:14

Blacklocks Check: ''Where is this phantom 10 dollar daycare?''

2/20/2024
Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklocks Reporter joined Alex Pierson to discuss Finance Minster Chrystia Freeland by cabinet order has granted herself authority to increase federal borrowing this fiscal year to a record $517 billion, the Commons government operations committee has ordered a ten-year audit of all federal payments to a contractor implicated in ArriveCan irregularities. All this and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:54

Inflation slowed sharply to 2.9% in January thanks to gas prices

2/20/2024
Host Alex Pierson speaks with Moshe Lander, Economist with Concordia University, about how the annual rate of inflation across the country eased half a percentage point in January thanks largely to lower gas prices, according to Statistics Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:41

Canadians are relocating to Alberta - what's behind the movement?

2/16/2024
Guest host Anthony Furey speaks with Nadine Faule, a realtor who specializes in helping clients relocate to Calgary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:24

Do diversity workshops reduce prejudice? One researcher finds they make increase it

2/16/2024
Guest host Anthony Furey speaks with Mike Ramsay, Trustee with the Waterloo Region District School Board, who’s worked on government DEI initiatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:24

Alexei Navalny, fierce Putin critic and jailed opposition leader, has died.

2/16/2024
Guest host Anthony Furey speaks with Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellow Macdonald-Laurier Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad, about Alexei Navalny, the fiercest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny died in prison Friday, according to international media reports citing Russian prison officials. Navalny's allies decried his December prison transfer to the Arctic Circle as yet another attempt to force him into silence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:48

Blacklocks Check: Who recieved a quarter of a billion dollars to do no work?

2/15/2024
Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklocks Reporter joined Alex Pierson to discuss Federal departments suspending all work with an Ontario contractor implicated in ArriveCan irregularities, the Government Leader in the Senate said yesterday, Canada Border Services Agency President can't account for the disappearance of federal documents used in sweetheart contracting under the $59.5 million ArriveCan program. All this and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:59

Loblaws goes after Toronto-based artist for his 'Roblaw$' t-shirts

2/15/2024
Guest host Anthony Furey speaks with Christopher Lambe, Toronto-based artist behind parody shirts targeting large corporations, including Loblaws. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:14

Mayor Chow, City Council approve Toronto police $20M budget increase

2/15/2024
Guest host Anthony Furey speaks with Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw following City Council approving Toronto Police's $20-million boost for its 2024 operating budget. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:06