Dean Allison

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Dean Allison
Member of Parliament
for Niagara West
Niagara West-Glanbrook (2004-2015)
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded byRiding Established
Personal details
Born (1965-02-18) February 18, 1965 (age 58)
London, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative
Professionbusinessman, entrepreneur, restaurant owner

Dean Allison MP (born February 18, 1965, in London, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2004 federal election for the riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook, now Niagara West. Allison is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and has been re-elected in each subsequent election.

Early life and career[edit]

Allison was born on February 18, 1965, in London, Ontario.[1] Allison holds a degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.[2] Upon graduation, Allison established himself in the Niagara area through accumulating businesses and working for a major franchise organization.[2] Outside of his capacities as a Member of Parliament, Allison also owns a private equity firm that assists in small business and startups.[2]

Community involvement[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Political career[edit]

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. In the 2021 federal election, Allison won his seventh consecutive election and returned to the House of Commons as the MP for Niagara West.

Member of Parliament[edit]

M.P. Dean Allison and Phil McColeman as 2013 Canadian delegation attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Annual Session

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.

In the 42nd Parliament, Allison served as the Shadow Minister for International Trade as well as the vice-chair of Standing Committee on International Trade.

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,[4] and motions to entrench property rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms[5] and to raise awareness of Anaphylaxis.[6]

Allison was one of thirteen Canadians banned from traveling to Russia under retaliatory sanctions imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2014.[7]

After the House of Commons introduced a vaccine mandate, Allison claimed a medical exemption. He attended House meetings virtually.[8]

In February 2023, Allison, along with fellow Conservative MPs Leslyn Lewis and Colin Carrie, had dinner with Christine Anderson, a Member of the European Parliament representing Alternative for Germany, who was on a Canadian tour of right-wing media and convoy protest supporters. The meeting was condemned by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among others, for Anderson and AfD's Islamophobic and antisemitic positions. Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre also denounced Anderson's views as "vile", racist, and said that "it would be better if Anderson never visited Canada in the first place".[9] The three MPs released a joint-statement saying that while meetings with foreign elected officials are ordinary, they were unaware of her or her party's views, and that they condemned racist and hateful views.[9][10][11][12]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Niagara West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Dean Allison 24,447 45.4 -3.42 $86,960.67
Liberal Ian Bingham 17,429 32.3 -0.43 $77,942.53
New Democratic Nameer Rahman 6,540 12.1 +0.65 none listed
Green Terry Teather 3,620 6.7 +3.72 $4,788.88
Christian Heritage Harold Jonker 1,019 1.9 -0.54 $16,035.83
People's Miles Morton 869 1.6 none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit 53,924 100.0
Total rejected ballots 252
Turnout 54,176 72.5
Eligible voters 74,760
Conservative hold Swing -2.99
Source: Elections Canada[13][14][15]

2015 Canadian federal election: Niagara West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Dean Allison 24,732 48.82 -10.64 $81,875.54
Liberal Phil Rose 16,581 32.73 +18.44 $55,489.05
New Democratic Nameer Rahman 5,802 11.45 -7.76 $12,449.14
Green Sid Frere 1,511 2.98 -1.53 $990.69
Christian Heritage Harold Jonker 1,234 2.44 $21,772.10
Libertarian Allan de Roo 797 1.57
Total valid votes/expense limit 50,657 100.00   $202,783.01
Total rejected ballots 242 0.48
Turnout 50,889 73.83
Eligible voters 68,937
Conservative hold Swing -14.54
Source: Elections Canada[16][17]

Source: Elections Canada

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Allison 33,701 57.3% +5.33%
New Democratic David Heatley 12,734 21.6% +6.84%
Liberal Stephen Bieda 8,699 14.8% -9.17%
Green Sid Frere 2,530 4.3% -2.91%
Christian Heritage Bryan Jongbloed 1,199 2% -0.06%
Total valid votes 58,863 100%

Source: Elections Canada

2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Allison 28,089 52.0% +4.60%
Liberal Heather Carter 12,955 24.0% -6.71%
New Democratic Dave Heatley 7,980 14.8% -1.26%
Green Sid Frere 3,897 7.2% +3.26%
Christian Heritage Dave Bylsma 1,118 2.1% +0.17%
Total valid votes 54,039
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Allison 27,351 47.4% +7.09%
Liberal Heather Carter 17,712 30.7% -8.32%
New Democratic Dave Heatley 9,251 16.0% +1.20%
Green Tom Ferguson 2,284 4.0% +0.56%
Christian Heritage David W. Bylsma 1,132 2.0% -0.17%
Total valid votes 57,730
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Dean Allison 20,874
Liberal Debbie Zimmerman 20,210
New Democratic Dave Heatley 7,681
Green Tom Ferguson 1,761
Christian Heritage David Bylsma 1,107
Canadian Action Phil Rose 179
Total valid votes 51,812
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Maloney 17,054
Alliance Dean Allison 14,992
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

Broadcasting career[edit]

Allison hosts a weekly program on the conservative-leaning news channel The News Forum, The Hill Update.[18]


  1. ^ "Mr. Dean Allison, M.P." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d Official website: Meet Dean Archived 2011-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Conservative Party of Canada: Meet our MPs Archived 2012-03-09 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Private Members Bill Seeks to Eliminate the Faint Hope Clause"., April 16, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Allison helps government take first step towards entrenching property rights" Archived 2012-07-24 at, April 23, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Niagara families & MP Dean Allison raise awareness for Anaphylaxis" Archived 2012-07-29 at, June 7, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Susana Mas (March 24, 2013). "Russian sanctions against Canadians a 'badge of honour'". CBC News. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Levitz, Stephanie (8 December 2021). "House of Commons finishes review of vaccination exemptions for MPS". The Toronto Star.
  9. ^ a b "Poilievre condemns 'racist' views of far-right German politician who met Tory MPs". Global News. The Canadian Press. February 24, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  10. ^ Kelly, Tim (February 24, 2023). "Oshawa MP Colin Carrie said he 'was not aware' he was meeting with European politician who espouses 'racist, hateful views'". Oshawa This Week. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  11. ^ Steele, Alistair (February 24, 2023). "Poilievre condemns 'vile' views of German politician seen lunching with Conservative MPs". CBC News. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  12. ^ Green, Abby (February 24, 2023). "Niagara MP facing criticism for meeting with far-right German politician". St. Catharines Standard. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  13. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  16. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Niagara West, 30 September 2015
  17. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  18. ^ Levitz, Stephanie (2021-11-03). "Conservative MP invites scientists challenging the widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines to appear on his TV". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2022-01-30.

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