The Hill Update

Each week our host brings fresh interviews and policy updates to give viewers an insider’s look at the current process and progress of our government. The Hill Update helps viewers’ understanding of how things are done on ‘The Hill’ and the day to day struggles and intricacies of democracy at work.

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The Hill Update | The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Parliament

The Hill Update | The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Parliament

Dean welcomes former Kitchener – Conestoga MP, Harold Albrecht, to discuss the new hybrid parliament and several issues facing Trudeau’s government.

The Hill Update | Building Good Habits After a Pandemic

The Hill Update | Building Good Habits After a Pandemic

Dean welcomes the founder of FSP Fitness, Christa Baker, to look at ways to overcome the bad habits that many have formed over the last 18 months.

The Hill Update | Update on the Trucking Industry

The Hill Update | Update on the Trucking Industry

Host Dean Allison is joined by two leaders in the trucking industry to talk about supply shortages from a ground-level view.

The Hill Update | Mental Health Coming Out of COVID

The Hill Update | Mental Health Coming Out of COVID

David Sweet welcomes Clinical Therapist, Nick Lauwers, to discuss the driving factors behind the escalation of substance abuse and mental health issues facing Canadians

The Hill Update | Upholding the Freedom of Rights and Religion

The Hill Update | Upholding the Freedom of Rights and Religion

IPPFORB Chair, and religious rights advocate, David Anderson joins David Sweet for an in-depth discussion on where the erosion of human rights is taking place around the world and in Canada

The Hill Update | A Conversation With the Hon. Stockwell Day, Part 1

The Hill Update | A Conversation With the Hon. Stockwell Day, Part 1

David Sweet sits down with Former Conservative cabinet minister, The Hon. Stockwell Day, for a sweeping conversation on his career, including a behind-the-scenes look inside the Harper government.

The Hill Update | Changing the Future for at-Risk Youth

The Hill Update | Changing the Future for at-Risk Youth

Frederick Dryden, Founder and Director of Liberty For Youth shares why he’s passionate about empowering the next generation to overcome the same challenges he had growing up

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Dean Allison

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Dean Allison

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.