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|Official Opposition Critic for International Development|
July 13, 2016
|Preceded by||Deepak Obhrai|
|Member of Parliament
for Niagara West
Niagara West-Glanbrook (2004-2015)
June 28, 2004
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Chair of the Standing Committee on
March 9, 2010–August 2, 2015
|Preceded by||Kevin Sorenson|
|Succeeded by||Bob Nault|
|Chair of the Standing Committee on
May 4, 2006–March 8, 2010
|Preceded by||Raymonde Folco|
|Succeeded by||Candice Bergen|
|Profession||businessman, entrepreneur, restaurant owner|
Dean Allison (born February 18, 1965 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 federal election for the new riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook. Allison is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and has been re-elected in each subsequent election.
Early life and career
Allison holds a degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Upon graduation, Allison established himself in the Niagara area through accumulating businesses and working for a major franchise organization. Outside of his capacities as a Member of Parliament, Allison also owns a Private Equity Firm that assists in small business and startups.
Allison has served 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 Foundation for Adoption in Canada and the Belarus’ Children of Chernobyl program that brings children affected by the Chernobyl disaster to Canada.
Member of Parliament
Since taking office, Allison has served on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, International Trade and as Past Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Skills Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities and has also served on the Advisory Panel on the Funding of Officers of Parliament. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Conservative Caucus and been on the executive of the Intraparliamentary Union Association and the Commonwealth Association.
Presently, Allison serves as Chair of both the House of Commons Liaison Committee, and Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Allison is also a Director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
Allison has tabled a number of different legislative initiatives in Parliament including a bill aimed at removing the faint hope clause from the Criminal Code, and motions to entrench property rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to raise awareness of Anaphylaxis.
Allison was one of thirteen Canadians banned from traveling to Russia under retaliatory sanctions imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2014.
Allison first ran for federal politics as the Canadian Alliance candidate in the Erie-Lincoln riding in 2000. Allison received 37.1% of the vote but was defeated by Liberal candidate John Maloney who received 42.2% of the votes.
Allison ran, and was elected, in the 2004 election as the Conservative candidate for Niagara West-Glanbrook. Allison has won the subsequent federal elections for Niagara West-Glanbrook.
In 2015, as a result of riding redistribution, the name was changed to Niagara West. The riding now consists of Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Wainfleet, Pelham and a portion of west St. Catharines. Allison once again won his fifth consecutive election and returned to the House of Commons as the MP for Niagara West. He was subsequently named as the Conservative Deputy Critic for International Development.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Nameer Rahman||5,805||11.5||-7.72||–|
|Christian Heritage||Harold Jonker||1,234||2.4||–||–|
|Libertarian||Allan de Roo||797||1.6||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||50,657||100.0||$202,020.07|
|Total rejected ballots||242||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||David Heatley||12,734||21.6%||+6.84%|
|Christian Heritage||Bryan Jongbloed||1,199||2%||-0.06%|
|Total valid votes||58,863||100%|
Source: Elections Canada
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Dave Heatley||7,980||14.8%||-1.26%|
|Christian Heritage||Dave Bylsma||1,118||2.1%||+0.17%|
|Total valid votes||54,039|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Dave Heatley||9,251||16.0%||+1.20%|
|Christian Heritage||David W. Bylsma||1,132||2.0%||-0.17%|
|Total valid votes||57,730|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Dave Heatley||7,681|
|Christian Heritage||David Bylsma||1,107|
|Canadian Action||Phil Rose||179|
|Total valid votes||51,812|
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Progressive Conservative||David Hurren||5,174|
|New Democratic||Jody Di Bartolomeo||2,423|
|Christian Heritage||David W. Blysma||476|
|Natural Law||John Gregory||143|
|Canadian Action||William Schleich||137|
- Official website: Meet Dean. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- Conservative Party of Canada: Meet our MPs. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- "Private Members Bill Seeks to Eliminate the Faint Hope Clause". deanallison.ca, April 16, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- "Allison helps government take first step towards entrenching property rights". deanallison.ca, April 23, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- "Niagara families & MP Dean Allison raise awareness for Anaphylaxis". deanallison.ca, June 7, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- Susana Mas (March 24, 2013). "Russian sanctions against Canadians a 'badge of honour'". CBC News. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Niagara West, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates