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Recent articles by Brian:

Poll calls for "education revolution"

A poll of Canadian workers shows that most think the education system across the country needs to do a better job of preparing people for the job market. → Read More

How complex Conservative voting system works

The Conservative Party uses a one member, one vote system but that doesn’t mean each party member’s votes is equal. Votes are counted in the riding the member lives in and then count towards the points for that riding. Under the complex system each riding is assigned 100 points, meaning that with 338 ridings there […] → Read More

POLL: Trudeau Liberals fall behind leaderless Conservatives

The pandemic public rally is over for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in Ottawa.Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Canadian public has been rallying to their leaders, giving them high job approval ratings and strong backing in terms of voter support. → Read More

PCs kick out backbencher over emergency measures vote

Ontario’s PC Party is down another member after Premier Doug Ford kicked out a member for voting against Bill 195. That’s the bill that will extend provisions from certain emergency orders after the provincial declaration of emergency expires later this week. “Belinda Karahalios will no longer be sitting as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus,” said a […] → Read More

Doug Ford hits the road across Ontario Tuesday

After months of sticking close to home, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is hitting the road, starting his summer tour in Waterloo on Tuesday. Ford has been speaking to the public and the media almost daily during press conferences held in a room at Queen’s Park since COVID-19 turned into a crisis in March. He’s ventured […] → Read More

REOPENING CANADA: COVID-19 pushing gov't services into digital age

As with many things, the arrival of COVID-19 forced a change to government services that had been slow in coming across Canada — the move to digital customer service. → Read More

LILLEY: Trudeau doesn't rule out dumping Laurier over racist past

Is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ready to ditch the Laurier Club moniker for the Liberal Party’s exclusive club of top donors? Trudeau didn’t say yes when asked on Monday but he didn’t say no either. → Read More

Trials head back to court in July

Set the date: trials will start again in Ontario July 6. Trials by judge will begin shortly after Canada Day with trials by jury starting as soon as the system can accommodate them in the middle of a pandemic. During a massive conference call that saw Ontario’s Attorney General Doug Downey, top judges and hundreds of defence lawyers […] → Read More

Sun gets action! Blair saves puppies!

The puppies from the pound won’t be put down after all! Turns out, the Sun really does get action. When Postmedia Executive Chair Paul Godfrey read our front-page story on Tuesday morning he was horrified. Twenty-four dogs that were supposed to be coming to Canada as part of a rescue operation were going to be euthanized because of a […] → Read More


WATCH ABOVE as the Toronto Sun’s Brian Lilley, asks the question ” does the recent gun ban make sense to you? ” What do YOU think? Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. → Read More

Who stopped inspectors from going in? Depends who you believe

Premier Doug Ford says the lack of in-person inspections for Ontario’s long-term care homes was the result of unionized inspectors refusing to go into the homes. → Read More

Ford doesn't rule out keeping booze and pot delivery

They haven’t ruled it out, but they haven’t committed to it either. The Ford government has allowed restaurants to sell booze to go, either for takeout or delivery, and allowed cannabis shops to deliver for the last while due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

COVIDIOTS: Trinity Bellwoods jam-packed despite rules

The covidiots were out in full force Saturday at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park. The hipster favourite at the west end of Queen Street West was filled with people who apparently have never … → Read More

Trudeau not promising refunds for cancelled flights

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be using federal government power to force airlines to refund passengers for flights they’ve never taken.Asked about the issue several times during h… → Read More

Ontario to let residents golf, serve and sail this weekend

Whether your favourite outdoor activity is putting a birdie, serving an ace on the court, or tacking the sails, your Victoria Day long weekend is about to get better. → Read More

Ontario deaths from COVID-19 concentrated in those above 80

Across Ontario COVID-19 has shuttered the economy, left people unemployed, and businesses wondering if they will ever be able to recover. → Read More

No, the flu is not worse than coronavirus

Perhaps you’ve seen the claim online or heard someone you know make it: “Coronavirus is no worse than the flu!”Some people even try to claim the flu is actually worse than COVID-1… → Read More

'I'LL HELP PACK THEIR BAGS': Ford upset by protesters disrespecting flag

The people who Ontario Premier Doug Ford dismissed as “a bunch of yahoos” last week were back on the lawn of Queen’s Park protesting again Saturday.The diverse crowd held signs de… → Read More

Media companies ask Trudeau government for fairness

Canada’s major publishers have a message for the Trudeau government, if you want an independent media in this country, stop looking for ways to funnel government money to newspapers and think… → Read More

Growing number of Canadians worried about economic impact of COVID-19: Poll

The economy may not be the top issue for Canadians facing down the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is a growing one for a significant section of the population. → Read More