Madely's Top 5
5. French Open, Canadian dominated
Milos Raonic plays his quarter final match at the French Open at 10 this morning, and Eugenie Bouchard is in action at 8am in her quarter final match. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers goes tomorrow night in L.A. at 8 o’clock. Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs is Thursday night in San Antonio at 9pm.
4. NCC face fight
A group of aboriginal residents is fighting the NCC and city of Gatineau over a planned $48 million waterfront improvement project along Jacques Cartier Street. They plan a news conference this morning to announce their opposition. The NCC says the facelift will provide "a scenic entry into the Capital that is well integrated into the surrounding road network, along with a redevelopment of the shoreline that encourages enhanced recreational use and tourism."
3. Hit-and-run suspect arrested
A 52-year-old North Grenville man is in police custody charged in the Sunday afternoon fatal hit-and-run of a cyclist on Townline Road in Oxford Station. 54-year-old Roy Chapman was struck by a grey pickup truck. The driver fled the scene. Investigators pinpointed a possible vehicle type, and were able identify the vehicle model they were looking for. That led them to the home of 52-year-old Marc Gagne where they found the suspect vehicle with collision damage and arrested him.
2. NDP ordered to pay
The NDP is accusing the Harper government of operating a kangaroo court after the Conservative-controlled House of Commons Board of Internal Economy ruled the NDP must pay back costs of mailing up to 1.8 million party promotion letters just before the November by-election in Québec's Bourassa riding. The Liberals ended up winning the seat. The NDP say they sent out the mailings before the election was called, though they were received by voters during the campaign.
1. Debate Night
The Ontario party leader debate takes place tonight at 6:30 on CTV and also here on CFRA. Tim Hudak must convince voters skeptical of his million jobs plan that his math is right, and that cutting 100,000 jobs in the public sector will lead to balancing the books. Kathleen Wynne must prove that she is somehow distant from the McGuinty regime and its succession of scandals and misspending. Andrea Horwath must convince some Liberal voters that she is a good alternative to Kathleen Wynne as the next Premier of Ontario
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Nik Nanos, President & CEO, Nanos Research
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
8:10 - Keith Leslie, Queen's Park Reporter, The Canadian Press
8:40 - Simon Whitfield retired Olympic triathlon champion & Wayne Hartrick, Executive Director of the Canadian Men's Health Foundation
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.