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5. Cup Final begins
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers goes tonight in L.A. at 8 o'clock. Canada's Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the women’s semi-final at the French Open. Canada’s Milos Raonic lost in the men’s quarter finals. The Blue Jays beat Detroit 5-3.
4. Benefits for life?
The Conservatives, Liberals, and New Democrats on the Veterans Affairs Committee are unanimously recommending Canada's most seriously disabled vets get benefits for life. The committee report was the result of a review requested by Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino after many veterans of the Afghan war complained that they were being discharged without adequate benefits and supports under the new Veterans charter. The Committee is proposing that injured soldiers receive 85% of their net income for life. Currently, soldiers who are injured can receive 75% of gross income.
3. Slaps on the wrists
No one at Ottawa City Hall is going to be fired over the infrastructure department’s bungling of the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge. The bridge is now overdue by three years and the cost overrun is estimated at $4.6 million. But after a 90 minute closed-door meeting of city council’s executive committee, Mayor Jim Watson says the action being taken is a combination of letters on files of employees and some suspension without pay. He refused to answer questions on who had been suspended, how many have been suspended, or for how long. It appears no one has been demoted, and certainly no one has been fired.
2. Officer demoted, docked pay
An Ottawa police officer has been demoted after she failed to properly identify a theft suspect, leading to the arrest of the wrong man. Constable Nancy Behan pleaded guilty to one count of neglect of duty and one count of discreditable conduct. She will be docked 16 days pay in addition to being demoted to a second-class constable for eight months. In her investigation of a headphone theft at Sears she entered the surname Paradis in the computer without an e. When a man with the spelling of the name she entered arrived at the airport in 2013 from a trip abroad, he was arrested and placed in the police holding cells. He repeatedly and vehemently protested that police had the wrong person and Constable Behan was called to the cellblock where she wrongly identified the man in custody as her theft suspect.
1. Who won?
In a flash poll of 1,765 Ontario adults who viewed the televised Ontario party leader debate, Ipsos Reid says Tim Hudak came out the winner and landed the knockout punch. About 13% of those who watched the debate decided to vote differently as a result of the debate. 36% said Hudak won the debate, 27% said the winner was Kathleen Wynne, and 26% said it was Andrea Horwath. The first part of the debate zeroed in on the cancelled gas plants.
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