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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.

VIDEO: Gosnell movie hits halfway mark but needs your help

- April 22nd, 2014

Are you part of a group that could donate $500 to help get this movie made? Watch the video, get involved, shape the culture.

COLUMN: Kinsella – Trudeau’s pledge goes poof!

- April 22nd, 2014

What happened to Trudeau’s open nomination pledge?

by Warren Kinsella

A year ago this month, Justin Trudeau was a candidate for the Liberal Party leadership. He gave a big speech to delegates at what was called the “Liberal leadership showcase.”

Among other things, Trudeau said this: “The only person Mr. Harper wants his caucus to serve is their leader. Well, that’s not good enough. We need to be a party of community leaders, devoted to community service. That’s why I am calling for open nominations for all Liberal candidates in every single riding in the next election.”

“Open nominations” is political-speak. It basically means what the phrase implies: the selection of candidates is wide open, and there is no special treatment for supposed star candidates. In a true open nomination process, there are no barriers to anyone wanting to be a Liberal candidate – and, in particular, the leader stays out of it. Read more…

Song of the day

- April 22nd, 2014

This is the number one single in Britain right now from Calgary’s own Kiesza who is believe it or not a Navy vet. It is poppy, catchy and incredibly familiar all at once.

More from the Calgary Sun:

Last summer, Kiesza was preparing to catching a flight from New York to L.A. when her friend and producer Rami Samir Afuni started creating the beat for Hideaway.

“I dropped my bags and went back into the studio,” she said.

“It was written in an hour and mixed and mastered half an hour after that.”

And she still made her flight.

Gosnell movie crowdfunding smashes record

- April 21st, 2014

Dear Friends,

We have just passed $1,000,000 and want to say very special thank you to all of you who have contributed to get us this far, it’s a really big milestone. We are so grateful to you.
If you haven’t donated to making the Gosnell movie maybe you will today. For those of you who have given please encourage others to give, family and friends and work colleagues.
We want to share with you the toughest of the extracts from the Grand Jury, it’s why we are making this film. We want to warn you that in this extract there are the pictures of the babies Gosnell murdered, which jurors saw in the court.
Please, if you can, watch and as you do, remember this story was ignored by the national media, it was called a local story by mainstream journalists. Almost no one still knows the name Kermit Gosnell, we’re going to change that, with your help.

Thank you and a Happy Easter,

Song of the day

- April 21st, 2014

Let’s be honest, The Who were not my generation, they were my father’s. Maybe that’s why I like them. He taught me a lot about rock and roll. So this past week I was trying to convince my wife that The Who are worth a listen. Not sure it took.