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Brian Lilley is the host of Byline on Sun News Network and a senior correspondent for Sun Media's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. His weekly column is published in more than 30 daily newspapers across Canada and he appears on several leading talk radio stations. Watch Byline at 9pm ET Monday to Friday and read Brian's columns in your Friday papers.

Song of the day

- April 18th, 2014

Good Friday. All about the cross.

VIDEO: Moments from Jim Flaherty’s funeral

- April 16th, 2014

Christine and “the boys” share their memories

Jim Flaherty’s sister Norah speaks

Prime Minister Stephen Harper remembers his friend

VIDEO: The collapse of free speech

- April 16th, 2014

VIDEO: Election law reform

- April 16th, 2014

COLUMN: Robson – Heartbleed bug a frightening prospect

- April 15th, 2014

In technology we trust — too much

by John Robson

Heartbleed scares me. Internet weaknesses really are big news, unlike a lot of things that get headlines. So our reaction scares me even more.

I do give kudos to the Canada Revenue Agency. As soon as the story broke they realized they had a problem they didn’t really understand, so they shut down their tax portals at least until they knew how bad it was. Good call.

Kudos also to Justin Trudeau, who spoke out in support of the agency’s decision. He called Heartbleed a virus, which it’s not. But he got the main thing right, praising the CRA for flexibility and pledging his party’s support. Read more…