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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An Analysis of Canada’s Greatest Challenges

An Analysis of Canada’s Greatest Challenges

Dean welcomes Veso Sobot, Executive Director at CCMBC, for a discussion on the Conservative Leadership race and his thoughts on the motives of the current government’s green energy policies

 

A Special Review Committee on the Emergencies Act

A Special Review Committee on the Emergencies Act

Dean welcomes Conservative MP Glen Motz, a member of the first-ever Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency. He’ll discuss the ongoing debate on whether The Emergencies Act declaration was appropriate

 

Balancing Democracy & Personal Rights with Bill 100

Balancing Democracy & Personal Rights with Bill 100

Dean is joined by Rick Nicholls, MPP

Answering Questions About Vaccine Efficacy

Answering Questions About Vaccine Efficacy

Dean welcomes Deanna McLeod, principal and founder at Kaleidoscope Strategic, to discuss the clinical trial process for new medicines and treatments and sheds light on some of the steps that were skipped in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines.

The Historical Complexities of Russia and Ukraine

The Historical Complexities of Russia and Ukraine

Dean joins Irvin Studin, Editor-In-Chief & Publisher with Global Brief Magazine, who offers historical context behind Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine and why this war is a logical progression from a Russian perspective.

On the Ground in Ukraine

On the Ground in Ukraine

Dean welcomes Pavlo Lozynsky, a pastor living in Ukraine, who discusses what is happening on the ground and how the country’s Infrastructure is holding up as the war continues.

Farming During a Pandemic

Farming During a Pandemic

Dean welcomes Kevin Vallier, Director of Farm Fresh Ontario, to talk about how the pandemic has affected farmers and agritourism in the Niagara region of Ontario.

A Path Out of COVID

A Path Out of COVID

Dean joins Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions and the Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief Magazine, for a review of a paper he wrote on getting through to the other side of COVID.

Police and “Freedom Convoy 2022”

Police and “Freedom Convoy 2022”

Dean follows up with a member of “Police on Guard”, a group of active and retired police officers concerned about government overreach, about his view on the police response to the protest in Ottawa.

Hot Topics in the House

Hot Topics in the House

Dean is joined by the host of Canadian Innovators, Jocelyn Bamford, to go over the latest issues from the house floor.

Update From “Freedom Convoy 2022”

Update From “Freedom Convoy 2022”

Dean checks in with one of the lead members of “Freedom Convoy 2022” camping out in downtown Ottawa.

The Hill Update | Mandates Can Not Be Our New Normal

The Hill Update | Mandates Can Not Be Our New Normal

Dean welcomes MP Colin Carrie (Oshawa) for an honest assessment of the government’s pandemic response, even as other countries around the world are scrapping mandates, Canada continues to push them.

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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.