Brian Lilley


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.

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.

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.

Parliament Hill is seen behind the Eternal Flame in Ottawa.(QMI Agency files)

Scandals fade, policy matters

We have another flare-up in the ongoing Senate expense scandal — more e-mails, more claims on who knew what and when.


Incandescent with rage

There is less than six months to go until the federal government bans the incandescent light bulb, yet still many Canadians have no clue.

CBC headquarters in downtown Toronto.

New CBC logo an insult to Canadians

Can you imagine a national broadcaster, paid for by the public, that didn’t want to use the country’s name at all?

LILLEY: Beware of police diversity units

In Canada you have free speech -- at least until the authorities say you don't -- and this week one such authority used his power to trample all over that fundamental freedom.

DeBeers Attawapiskat diamond mine. (QMI Agency/Handout)

OPP inaction results in 'lawless' north

Lawyers for the Ontario Provincial Police will appear in court Friday to provide excuses for their inaction in enforcing a court order near the De Beers diamond mine in Northern Ontario.