Thursday February 13, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. In Sochi
The Canadian women's curling squad improved to 4-and-0 in the round-robin portion of the Sochi tournament. The men improved to 2-2. We begin the defence of the Canadian Olympic hockey title today with a preliminary round game against Norway at noon. Carey Price will start in goal for Canada. Three-time world champion Patrick Chan begins his quest for gold at the men's figure skating competition at 10am. Long-track speedskater Denny Morrison won a silver for Canada yesterday in the one-thousand-metres.
4. Murder arrest in Mexico
An arrest has been made in the Mexico slaying of 72-year-old Nina Discombe of Ottawa and her partner 84-year-old Edward Kular of Scarborough. On person has been arrested so far, and a manhunt is underway for that man's brother. Police say he and his brother were doing construction work on a nearby house and suspect Ms. Discombe was killed because she woke up during the break-in and recognized one of the men.
3. Police dealings with mentally ill
The head of the Ottawa Police Association is troubled by one of 74 recommendations that an inquest jury looking into three fatal shootings of mentally ill people by Toronto police, has brought forward. In all three cases, the SIU cleared the officers of wrongdoing. Essentially what they have come up with is a list of how police should de-escalate situations based on a suspects' mental state. Matt Skof is saying the recommendation that a person's mental state, not their behaviour, should determine police response is saying use of force and mental health training combined give police the ability to make judgement they can't always know in advance.
2. Byelection Day
Voters in Thornhill and Niagara Falls head to the polls today that could herald or delay a spring general election in Ontario. A poll suggest the Liberals could lose to the NDP in Niagara Falls, despite more than $100 million in Liberal promises for the riding. A Forum Research survey had the NDP candidate at 48%, PC at 33% and Liberal at 17%.
1. Rift in the Conservative Party?
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty questioning the merits of delivering on the income-splitting pledge for Canadian families that was delivered in the last campaign personally by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The pledge to allow a higher earning spouse to transfer income to the lower earning spouse as a tax savings move, providing couples with at least one child under the age of 18, an opportunity to be treated under the tax law as though they were a couple with only one income earner. Flaherty said, "I'm not sure that over all it benefits our society. I think income splitting needs a long, hard analytical look."
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Henry Jacek - Professor of political science at McMaster University on today's byelections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. 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 pair of tickets to Investors Group Stars on Ice, featuring World Champion Patrick Chan and Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking place at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday April 27.
All of the winners this week will be entered to win: A couple's retreat at Holtz Spa. You and your love will enjoy a couples massage and dinner at Sante Restaurant, just in time for Valentine's Day! Visit holtzspa.com
8:10 - Nancy Worsfold, Executive Director of Crime Prevention Ottawa, on how eight communities reduced crime and built pride through beautification projects.
8:40 - Algonquin College President Dr. Kent MacDonald. Algonquin College has won the bid for new female and male campuses in Saudi Arabia.
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.