Wednesday February 05, 2014
Mark Sutcliffe in for Steve Madely
Madely’s Top 5
5. Comeback kids
The Senators pulled off a come-from-behind victory last night in St. Louis. They beat the Blues 5-4 in a shootout. Robin Lehner had been 0/6 in shootouts before last night. Jason Spezza had three points in leading the Senators back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period. Ottawa is now one point out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but there are seven teams within three points of each other.
4. Grow op rules
City of Ottawa staff are proposing new rules that would restrict marijuana grow operations to industrial parks and rural areas. Now that medicinal marijuana can be grown legally, the city has to decide where it can happen. There have already been complaints about medicinal marijuana being grown in neighbourhoods, where residents have complained about possible crime and safety risks.
3. Preventing violence against women
The father of Rehtaeh Parsons says bystanders and men have a role in preventing violence against women. Glen Canning was in Ottawa last night to speak at an event organized by the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. He said he is still haunted by the fact that people didn't help his daughter when she was tormented by people circulating a digital photograph of her. She eventually attempted suicide and was taken off life support in April last year.
2. Terror in Canada
One of the men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train says the Canadian government was trying to colonize Afghanistan. The National Post has an interview with Chiheb Esseghaier today. He doesn't admit or deny his role in the terror plot involving an Amtrak train bound for Toronto but he said Canada started a fire by sending troops to Afghanistan. He said terrorism in Canada is a consequence for its role in Afghanistan.
1. Charges laid
Charges have been laid, but the investigation continues. That's the message from the RCMP on the Senate scandal. As expected, the RCMP announced yesterday that Senator Patrick Brazeau and former Senator Mac Harb have been charged with fraud and breach of trust in connection with their housing and living expenses. RCMP are still investigating the expense claims of Senator Pamela Wallin and the $90,000 cheque from the prime minister's former chief of staff Nigel Wright to Senator Mike Duffy.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Andre Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario
7:20 - Ottawa REDBLACKS Patrick Lavoie, Keith Shologan and Eric Fraser
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. Today you could win:
- Dinner from Milano's - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- A $50 gift certificate from 'The Bistro' at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East. The Bistro offers a menu that's always a hit with healthy, delicious choices. Eat, drink, and connect at The Bistro.
8 - 9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV's Power Play
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.