Canada’s Dependence on International Trade
Dean welcomes Carlo Dade, International Trade Expert from The Canada West Foundation, to address Canada’s ranking in global trade and what he sees as a systemic problem with our trade infrastructure.
China Has Our Attention
Dean Welcomes MP Kyle Seeback, Shadow Minister for International Trade, to discuss Canada’s international trade relationships, and the warning signs that have been building over China.
The Government Reverses Course
Dean welcomes former MP David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook) to discuss the backlash over the firearms bill, and the government backtracking on the expansion of access to MAID.
Safeguards Surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying
Dean welcomes Community Living Ontario President, Michael Jacques, and CEO, Chris Beesley, to discuss the slippery slope of offering Medical Assistance In Dying to People With Disabilities.
The Fall Economic Update
Dean welcomes Franco Terrazzano, The Federal Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, to discuss our national debt and how the latest federal taxes will impact everyday Canadians.
Canada’s Manufacturing Sector Facing Challenges
Dean welcomes Jocelyn Bamford, host of Canadian Innovators, for an in-depth conversation on the state of manufacturing in Canada, and the increased temptation to move operations to the U.S.
The Rise of Assisted Suicide in Canada
Dean welcomes Michael Cooper MP for St. Albert – Edmonton, to discuss Canada’s assisted suicide program that seems to lack necessary safeguards, allowing access for those who might not otherwise consider it.
Meet The Host
Dean Allison is the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Niagara West and the Host of The Hill Update with Dean Allison on the News Forum television network.
A graduate of Wilfred Laurier University with a degree in Economics, Dean established himself in the Hamilton and Niagara area through accumulating businesses and working for a major franchise organization. He served his community as President of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation, as President of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and board member of Junior Achievement in Niagara. Allison is also a founding member of the Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation in Canada and the Belarus Children of Chernobyl program that brings children affected by the Chernobyl disaster to Canada.
As a parliamentarian, Dean has served as Shadow Minister for International Trade, Critic for International Development and chaired the Human Resources, Skills Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities committee, and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Dean was also indispensable during his appointment to the Red Tape Reduction Commission which released an influential report on the relationship between government and the private sector.