Friday January 31, 2014
Mark Sutcliffe in for Steve Madely
Madely’s Top 5
5. In the running
The Senators are sitting in a playoff spot this morning. Ottawa beat Tampa Bay 5-3 last night. It was the Senators’ second win in a row and they are now tied with Philadelphia and Columbus at 58 points. But Ottawa has a game in hand on the Flyers so the Senators are sitting in the second wild-card spot in the eastern conference. But it’s very tight. There are four other teams within two points of the Senators, Flyers and Blue Jackets. Tomorrow night Ottawa visits Toronto.
4. NCC says no, again
The National Capital Commission is saying thanks but no thanks to the mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau. NCC chair Russell Mills says despite occasional bumps in the road, the relationship with the two cities has worked well over the last 50 years and there’s no need to have the mayors on the board of the organization. The two mayors made their demands Wednesday in a letter to the prime minister. They accused the NCC of relentless obstruction in city affairs.
3. Trust Trudeau with your wallet: poll
Since they came to power in 2006, the calling card for Stephen Harper and the Conservative party has been their management of the economy. But now a new poll shows they are no longer the most trusted party on economic matters in the eyes of Canadians. The Abacus Data survey asked how each of the federal political parties would do in managing Canada’s economy. 59% said the Conservatives would do either an excellent, good or acceptable job. That compares to 70% for the Liberals and 68% for the NDP.
2. Project Anarchy
Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau says there’s a great sense of satisfaction that comes from a major drug bust. But he also knows that whenever a drug trafficking network is dismantled, someone else will step up to fulfil the demand. Police announced yesterday the conclusion of a two-year investigation called Project Anarchy. A total of nine men are facing charges, including three who are still at large. Police seized 25 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $12 million.
1. Murder in Barrhaven
Ottawa Police are investigating the first homicide of the year. Details are emerging of the shocking killing of a Barrhaven woman on Wednesday. Jagtar Gill was found by her husband and daughter covered in blood and with wounds to her throat and wrists. Police say they have not identified a suspect but they have ruled out Gill’s husband. Investigators won’t say whether there are signs someone forced their way into the home.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:20 - David Coletto, CEO Abacus Data
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- Dinner from Milano's - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
- A $50 gift card from Giant Tiger
8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean looks at what's trending on Google for the Super Bowl
8:40 - John Kryk, NFL Columnist for the Toronto Sun and Sun Media Canada, in Jersey City, New Jersey for this weekend's Super Bowl
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great new addition to the CFRA daily lineup!