Brian Lilley


A nurse uses a syringe to prepare an injection for vaccination against measels, mumps and rubella. (AFP FILE PHOTO/GEOFF CADDICK)

A dose of common sense

We are having an insane debate across North America right now, a debate about whether to make vaccines mandatory all because there is a relatively small outbreak of measles in the United States.

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

Fifty shades of GG? No thanks

It is a book that has the imprimatur of the Governor General of Canada and the applause of the Canadian artistic and media elite, and yet I can’t read the first line or much of the first few pages on television.

Ian Thomson. (DAVE JOHNSON/ QMI AGENCY file)

When victims become criminals

It should be pretty simple: A man’s home is his castle. Break into that castle at your own risk and deal with any consequences.

Sen. Grant Mitchell. (PERRY MAH/QMI Agency)

Open eyes to Islamist threat

We are confronting a global terrorism problem and for the most part that threat emanates from Islam.

CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Canadian Screen awards in Toronto, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Why CBC's probe will change little

CBC isn't serious about dealing with allegations of harassment and misconduct in their own workplace and now I have the proof.

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, a member of the Joint Personnel Support Unit, Integrated Personnel Support Centre St-Jean, is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the Canadian Forces. (REUTERS/Canadian Forces/Handout)

Time for straight talk on terrorism

Canada lost two soldiers this week in two unrelated terrorist attacks, one in St. Jean sur Richelieu and the other in Ottawa.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay takes part in a news conference on Parliament Hill in this June 4, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Tempest in a t-shirt

You know there is an old saying, better to let the world think you a fool than open your mouth and prove it.

(QMI Agency, file)

Cable bill hike to pay for CBC?

The head of the CBC is floating the idea of taking a percentage of every cable or satellite bill in Canada as a way to get the state broadcaster more money.

Jim Flaherty is pictured in this Jan. 23, 2006 file photo. (Alex Urosevic/QMI Agency)

Putting aside politics to mourn Flaherty

Thursday’s big political news in Ottawa was supposed to be about CBC’s mass layoff announcement. Thursday was supposed to be a day for the opposition parties to attack the government over proposed changes to the Fair Elections Act.

(Alex Urosevic/Postmedia Network File Photo)

NDP wants more taxpayer cash for CBC

As CBC prepared to announce cuts to programming Thursday, the NDP called on the government to boost the state broadcaster's current annual subsidy of $1.1 billion.

The CBC building in Toronto is pictured in this September 6, 2011 file photo. (ALEX UROSEVIC/QMI Agency Files)

Job cuts at CBC after hockey loss

CBC is getting ready for a round of mass layoffs, all the result of the state broadcaster losing the rights to Hockey Night in Canada.

CBC President Hubert Lacroix. (QMI Agency Files)

Double-dipping CBC boss under fire

For a man who says he is dedicated to transparency, CBC president Hubert Lacroix has a funny way of showing it. Lacroix literally pushed past myself and three CBC reporters waiting to ask him questions as he showed up for an appearance before the Senate transportation and communications committee.