Tags : Ottawa

Did Conservatives influence Liberals to remove restrictions?

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says CPC leader Pierre Poilievre is taking credit for having the Liberals lift many of the border restrictions. Lilley explains, however, that it wasn’t just the pressure from the Tories as to why we won’t have to undergo health checks for travel on rail and in the air. There was pressure […]Read More

Trudeau caught not wearing a mask at airport

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Costa Rica enjoying a holiday with his family. There was some controversy when our PM stepped off of the plane and he was seen not wearing a mask. Political reporter Brian Lilley says that is a major no-no since the Trudeau Liberals say you must wear a mask at […]Read More

CTF reacts to $1.6 billion Ottawa paid in O.T.

A new report from Stats Canada says the federal government spent more than 1.6 billion dollars in overtime pay from 2019 to 2021 but it met less than half of its performance objectives. To discuss this in more detail is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Franco Terrazzano, who joined us from Ottawa.Read More

CTF’s report says Bill C-11 not good for Canadians

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is releasing its report on what it says are the damaging effects of the Trudeau Liberal’s proposed Bill C-11 which many say is an attack on our freedom. Ontario Director, Jay Goldberg, explains to BCN’s Hal Roberts how damaging this bill could be for Canadians and the dangerous precedent it may […]Read More

Freedom Convoy spokesperson says bank apologized

A spokesperson for the Freedom Convoy protest, Benjamin Dichter, said he received an apology from the office of the CEO of Scotiabank Brian Porter. This was in response to freezing his bank account during the convoy. In the letter Dichter said Porter apologized for the “frustration and inconvenience this situation may have caused and thank […]Read More

Lethbridge MP says constituents not happy with high inflation

Many Alberta families are hurting due to the high cost of fuel for their vehicles, higher natural gas prices for their homes and the cost of groceries is also going thru the roof. Many are not happy about it and a number of Lethbridge residents have brought their concerns to Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas. Thomas […]Read More

Canada offering more aid to Ukraine

We chatted with political reporter and one of our regular contributors, Brian Lilley, to find out how much aid Canada has given Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Brian also discusses who the frontrunners are when it comes to the CPC leadership race. The federal Conservatives are choosing their new leader in September.Read More

Would be arsonists not affiliated with Convoy

We chatted with John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, about the report from the Ottawa Police which says the would be Ottawa arsonists had no connection to the Freedom Convoy that took place in our nation’s capital.Read More

PM did not promote Alberta oil

There are some who believe PM Trudeau dropped the ball when asked if Canada would increase oil and gas production in light of many nations banning Russian oil due to the invasion of Ukraine. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says sadly Trudeau did not promote Alberta oil.Read More

Russian propaganda working overtime

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine appears to be working overtime spreading false stories about why Russia invaded Ukraine. One story circulating is how Russia went into Ukraine to destroy American BioLabs that are allegedly creating new viruses. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, doesn’t buy it. Read More

Emergencies Act Concerns

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says many Canadians feel that the Trudeau Liberals implementing the Emergencies Act is an incredible government overreach. Lilley says it sets a dangerous precedent when the Act can allow people’s bank accounts to be frozen.Read More

Ottawa police chief steps down

The Freedom Convoy continues in our nation’s capital. Thousands of protesters are camping out in Ottawa. They say they will not leave until all COVID-19 mandates are lifted. We now understand that the Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has resigned. Bridge City News contributor Brian Lilley explains why things really didn’t work out for the […]Read More

Civil Rights Lawyer on GiveSendGo funds for convoy truckers

After the Ontario Government filed an injunction to have the $8-million from the Freedom Convoy’s Give Send Go campaign frozen, an Alberta Civil Rights lawyer says he doesn’t believe Canada has jurisdiction over an American company. “It’s my understanding and my opinion without having looked into everything as deeply as maybe necessary where I retained […]Read More

Not easy to remove PM Justin Trudeau

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says organizers with the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa have to be realistic with their demands including having Justin Trudeau removed as prime minister. Mr. Lilley outside of an election, it is not easy removing a sitting prime minister. Read More

Medicine Hat barber giving back to truckers

A Medicine Hat barber is giving the gift of fresh buzz cuts to the truckers in Ottawa. Calvin Isaac Maltin, Owner of Isaac Barbershop, will be heading to our nation’s capital where he plans to give haircuts to anyone in the Freedom Convoy who needs or wants one. Maltin says he supports what the truckers […]Read More

Manitoba trucker speaks out

Manitoba trucker, Elmer Penner, who is taking part in the Freedom Convoy 2022 which is heading to Ottawa says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to resign. Penner also says the federal government needs to scrap the COVID-19 mandates.Read More

Will leaders talk with truckers with Freedom Convoy?

Will any of the federal party leaders meet with the truckers with the Freedom Convoy once they arrive in Ottawa? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apparently already said no. I asked political reporter, Brian Lilley, his thoughts if perhaps Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole would make an appearance and chat with those who are part of […]Read More

Freedom Convoy truckers reach southern Alberta

The Freedom Convoy featuring truckers tired of COVID-19 mandates are taking their message to Ottawa. The group rolled into Medicine Hat/Redcliff on Monday afternoon saying they have received a lot of support along the way. A Go Fund Me campaign in support of the truckers to help provide fuel, food and lodgings has raised more […]Read More

Studies on Ivermectin

There are a number of Canadians who strongly believe in Ivermectin to treat those with COVID-19. Political reporter Brian Lilley says a number of studies have been done on the drug by the federal government as to its effectiveness. Mr. Lilley says those studies can be found online. Read More

Ottawa Year in Review

Political reporter Brian Lilley discusses some of the biggest stories from Parliament Hill in 2021 including the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal election and inflation.Read More

Political update from Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley

This week Brian Lilley talks about how a Saskatchewan senator has launched a review of Tory leader Erin O’Toole, how grain price increases have been great for our farmers but not so much consumers and how thousands of federal workers were allowed to continue working without being vaccinated against COVID-19.Read More

Trudeau swears in new cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swore in his new cabinet and made some major moves. In one of his biggest, Harjit Sajjan who was criticized for his handling of sexual misconduct allegations in our military, is leaving the Defence portfolio and moving onto to International Development. Former Procurement Minister, Anita Anand, will become the new minister […]Read More

Foreign Affairs expert gives her take on the two Michaels

One of the issues surrounding our prime minister’s leadership was how Canada dealt with China when the two Michaels were held captive for more than a thousand days. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says even though it was great that Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig came home, China really got everything they wanted when […]Read More