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Past articles by Brian:

Ford government on defensive as critics blast them for emergency room closures

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones says she understands that people are concerned about staffing shortages and even closures at local hospitals across the… → Read More

LILLEY: Ford moves ahead with revised vaccine passport plan

The Ford government is pushing ahead with a revised and simplified vaccine passport system. → Read More

GM and Unifor sign deal to transform Ingersoll plant for the future

After announcing that they were going to restart the assembly line in Oshawa by 2022, General Motors is now announcing another major investment in Ontario’s… → Read More

Hillier lays out vaccination plan for all of Ontario

If General Rick Hillier is rattled by the criticism that his vaccine rollout plan was slow off the mark, he isn’t showing it. → Read More

Almost half of record-high COVID deaths occurred in nursing homes

Ontario’s record number of deaths from COVID-19 reported Thursday shows a harsh toll on seniors and those living in long-term care homes. → Read More

Prepare for Christmas Eve Ontario-wide lockdown

A province-wide lockdown could begin Christmas Eve, a fact that will have some comparing Premier Doug Ford to The Grinch but the reality is, polling shows the… → Read More

Chain president says he worries for small shop owners, wants everyone open

Stan Leibner says he’s not overly worried about the effect of the ongoing lockdown in Toronto and Peel will have on his five Linen Chest locations. The company president says he’s more concerned about the impact on the mom-and-pop shops. It was that type of store that this chain of 34 locations grew from when […] → Read More

LILLEY: COVID leads parents to look for educational alternatives

To send the kids to school or not to send them to school?That was the question for many parents this past summer as provincial governments across the country rolled out plans to ensure a “safe September” for school kids in the COVID era. → Read More

Ford expected to lock COVID hot spots down tight on Friday

Expect to see a lineup at your favourite barbershop this weekend or a delay in getting that pedicure as people rush to get their beauty needs looked after before a lockdown of Toronto, Peel and York expected to be announced Friday afternoon. Premier Doug Ford hinted at a lockdown on Wednesday saying things would need […] → Read More

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