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5. Clippers protest
Members of the Los Angeles Clippers staged a silent protest last night before their playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. As the pressure mounts on team owner Donald Sterling over racial comments in a recording, the players wore their shirts inside out during the warm-up to hide the Clippers logo. They also wore black socks and arm bands during the game. On the recording, the person believed to be Sterling advises his friend not to bring African Americans to Clippers games. The recording also contains other comments about race. Meanwhile, the Raptors won their game, tying their series with Brooklyn at two games apiece.
4. Two more Saints
It was an incredible scene at the Vatican yesterday. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict elevated their predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. The event was historic as it was the first time that a reigning and past pope celebrated mass together in public. And it was the first time two former popes were canonized together.
3. Up goes the deficit
Despite government promises to balance the books by 2018, Ontario's deficit is increasing for the second year in a row. The Globe quotes sources as saying the deficit in Thursday's budget will be higher than last year's shortfall of $11.3 billion. The government had forecast a deficit of $10.1 billion for this year. That raises doubts about whether the province is really on track to have a balanced budget in four years.
2. Cancel the obesity epidemic
A new report says Canada may not have an obesity epidemic after all. The Fraser Institute reports the ratio of overweight adult Canadians is not significantly higher than it was 10 years ago. The report cites data from Statistics Canada that shows that in 2012, 34% of Canadians were considered overweight, virtually the same as in 2003. Obesity rates among men appear to have levelled out and "may be turning a corner," while rates for overweight and obese youth aged 12 to 18 remained largely unchanged between 2005 and 2012. The rate of obesity among women, however, has climbed steadily since 2003.
1. Pit bull attacks
A 14-month-old girl is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a pit bull. The incident occurred yesterday morning in the girl's home in Nepean. Apparently the dog had just joined the family on Saturday. A neighbour has been quoted as saying the girl's parents were trying to rehabilitate the animal because it had a history of biting. When the toddler tried to pet the pit bull, the dog attacked. The toddler was rushed to CHEO with injuries to her face. Her condition was serious but stable and the injuries are described as non-life-threatening.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:10 or 7:20 --- CFRA Reporter Sarah Anderson. She spent a morning with the Needle Hunters ... teams of people trained to safely remove used needles, crack pipes and condoms from public spaces.
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of passes for Friday admission to Ottawa Comiccon at the EY Centre May 9th to 11th. Visit ottawacomiccon.com for more info.
- A pair of tickets to see the Pennsylvania Ballet's Coppelia at the NAC Saturday.
All of our winners this week will be entered to win: A Tempur-Pedic proven cool queen size mattress valued at $899. See the Tempur-pedic beds at Ottawa Brandsource Home Furnishings and visit the Sleep Experience Boutique. For more details go to ottawabrandsource.ca
8:10 - Until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8 - 9 - John Robson, CFRA Commentator-at-Large, Columnist and University of Ottawa History Professor
Coming up today on CFRA:
Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom - 9-10am --- A one-hour, interactive and topical program hosted by Mark Sutcliffe that lets you communicate your point of view through e-mail, phone, and by Twitter!