The Hill Update

Each week host Dean Allison brings fresh interviews and policy updates to give viewers an insider’s look at the current process and progress of our government. Dean’s experience as one of the longest serving MP’s, having served in numerous roles in government, 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 | Indigenous Affairs and Beyond

The Hill Update | Indigenous Affairs and Beyond

Today on the Hill Update: COVID-19 origin update. And Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous affairs Jamie Schmale on the recent findings in Kamloops and his role in the House of Commons.

The Hill Update | Fiscal Canada Post COVID

The Hill Update | Fiscal Canada Post COVID

Shadow Minister for Jobs and industry, Pierre Poilievre joins Dean to help understand the debit situation amounting in Canada.

The Hill Update | Mental Health in the COVID World

The Hill Update | Mental Health in the COVID World

Mental health has suffered during covid. The stats are in. Dean breaks them down and talks with Steve Soos on the cause and effect on the ground.

The Hill Update | CRTC vs. Social Media

The Hill Update | CRTC vs. Social Media

Today on the Hill Update: Rachael Harder, MP for Lethbridge joins Dean to talk about Bill C-10, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act.

The Hill Update | Covid Medications Not Endorsed By Government

The Hill Update | Covid Medications Not Endorsed By Government

Dean is joined by Physician Ira Bernstein to discuss barriers that exist for doctors in treating Covid patients before they progress to the ICU.

The Hill Update | Bill C-10 and Government Spending

The Hill Update | Bill C-10 and Government Spending

Today Dean explains the significance of Bill C-10 and welcomes MP Scot Davidson to discuss the federal budget and where he sees it missing the mark.

The Hill Update | Mental Health and COVID

The Hill Update | Mental Health and COVID

The Hill Update: Bill C10 and Islamic State election. Also, Dean interviews Dr. Robert Fallis on mental health and men’s health during COVID.

The Hill Update | Federal Budget and Democracy in China

The Hill Update | Federal Budget and Democracy in China

Today on The Hill Update: Dean outlines the highlights of the federal 2021 budget, and we talk with MP Michael Chong about how democracy laws in China are impacting Canadians.

The Hill Update | Canada’s Pandemic Response: What Went Wrong?

The Hill Update | Canada’s Pandemic Response: What Went Wrong?

Brian Giesbrecht, Senior Fellow with the Frontier Center for Public Policy joins Dean to talk about Canada’s initial response to the pandemic: What went wrong, and what went right.

The Hill Update | COVID Origin Update and the State of Canada

The Hill Update | COVID Origin Update and the State of Canada

Today we talk about the recent findings out of the COVID-19 origin story. Dean has a chat with former MP Glen Pearson about the state of Canada right now.

The Hill Update | Travel Restriction on Essential Workers

The Hill Update | Travel Restriction on Essential Workers

Workers who have been crossing the border since the beginning of the pandemic are being fined under new restrictions. We speak to two of them.

The Hill Update | Travel in the Time of COVID-19

The Hill Update | Travel in the Time of COVID-19

On the Hill Update this week: A WE Charity scandal update, and update on AstraZeneca, and Lorraine Simpson on travel in the time of COVID-19.

The Hill Update | Line 5 and its Importance to Ontario

The Hill Update | Line 5 and its Importance to Ontario

Today Dean sits down with Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament from Sarnia – Lambton to discuss how the potential shut down of the Line 5 pipeline would affect her riding and all of Ontario.

The Hill Update | COVID Numbers and Lockdown Measures

The Hill Update | COVID Numbers and Lockdown Measures

Dean talks about COVID numbers and lockdown measures newly imposed across Canada with Anthony Furey, columnist with Postmedia.

The Hill Update – Carbon Use and Responsibility in Canada

On The Hill Update this week, Dean is joined by James Rajotte, Alberta‚Äôs Senior Representative to the United States about where Canada’s energy sector is headed.

The Hill Update – Canadian plastics production on the world stage

Dean is joined by Jocelyn Bamford, Founder of Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers to discuss the place plastic has in the Canadian manufacturing sector pre-COVID and post-COVID.

The Hill Update | Special Needs and a Pandemic

The Hill Update | Special Needs and a Pandemic

The Hill Update | Are COVID Restrictions Right?

The Hill Update | Are COVID Restrictions Right?

The Hill Update | What is Ivermectin?

The Hill Update | What is Ivermectin?

The Hill Update – A Discussion on Mental Health

The Hill Update – A Discussion on Mental Health

In studio today is Brian Hansell, President of the Paul Hansell Foundation discussing mental health.

The Hill Update – The Future of the Gaming Industry

The Hill Update – The Future of the Gaming Industry

Gaming is a huge industry in Canada and worldwide, Dean gets an inside view of what’s next from Scott Novis, founder of GameTruck and Bravous Esports.

The Hill Update | Protecting Our Seniors from Covid-19

The Hill Update | Protecting Our Seniors from Covid-19

Former Lieutenant Colonel David Redeman talks to Dean about the current logistics of protecting seniors from COVID-19 and how he would do it different.

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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.