Madely's Top 5
5. Habs force Game 7
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Bruins 4-0, to force a game 7 tomorrow night in Boston. Puck drop will be at 7pm. The Anaheim Ducks now lead 3-2 in their series against L.A. The Ducks beat the Kings 4-3. Game six is set for tomorrow night in Los Angeles at 9:30. Tonight it's Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm. The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild face off in game six of their series tonight at 9:30 in Minnesota with Chicago leading the series 3-2.
4. Fair Elections Act
Amendments to the government's Fair Elections Act passed in Parliament last night by the Conservative majority. It is certain to pass third reading today. 45 amendments have been included in Pierre Poilievre's bill, including allowing people without proof of address to vote if they sign an oath of residency cosigned by someone else. Companies will be required to keep records of Robocalls and live calls for three years.
3. Lac Megantic charges coming
Three railway employees are going to be charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac Megantic train derailment. Fourty-seven people died after a runaway Montreal, Maine and Atlantic crude oil train derailed and exploded in the town on July 6 of last year. The lone engineer in charge of the train was arrested Monday along with two other employees.
2. Seniors mugged
Ottawa Police are looking for the public's assistance in tracking down a man they believe is responsible for two violent muggings of seniors. In one of them, an 87-year-old woman was knocked to the ground in a purse snatching, resulting in a broken arm. The day before, a 104-year-old woman was walking along a pathway in the west-end and had her purse snatched by a cyclist who brushed against her in the act. Fortunately she did not tumble. The suspect is described as a white male between 20 and 40 with black wavy or curly hair and a black jacket.
1. Campaign Trail
Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne is mocking Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak's promise to cut 100,000 public-sector positions. She used campaign appearances at training centers for carpenters and truck technicians in southwestern Ontario to say, "We have a plan to cut ribbons at construction sites. Tim Hudak's plan is to cut jobs at construction sites." Hudak, meantime, pushed energy policy and said holding down electricity prices would create 40,000 jobs in Ontario. NDP leader Andrea Horvath says her party pledges to remove the provincial portion of the HST from hydro bills. That, together with removing the debt retirement charge on Hydro bills, would save the typical family $200 a year, she said.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:20 - Richard McMullen, President, National Capital Area Crime Stoppers
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- A "Greely Gardening Bag"- One cubic yard bag of soil, river rock, mulch and more from Greely Sand and Gravel. Greely Sand & Gravel does it all.
- A pair of tickets to the NAC theater performance of Oil and Water on May 27th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca and the NAC box office.
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.
8:12 - Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Party Leader
8:40 - Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP Party Leader
Coming up today on CFRA:
The Lowell Green Show - 10a-Noon --- It's a 2 hour cruise to the "Island of Sanity" each weekday morning as Lowell Green navigates listeners through to the real issues that are affecting Ottawa.
Today's Lunch Bunch lineup:
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by MAJIC 100's Stuntman Stu, and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.