Madely's Top 5
5. Rangers cling to life
The New York Rangers push the Stanley Cup final to a fifth game with a 2-1 win over L.A. Henrik Lundquist finished with 40 saves on 41 shots to extend his streak of home elimination game wins to 8. Game 5 will be played in Los Angeles tomorrow night at 8. Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza has requested a trade. The month long World Cup of soccer begins today in Brazil, with the home team against Croatia at 4pm. The U.S. Open gets underway today at the Pinehurst No. 2 Course in North Carolina.
4. Trudeau's social values questioned
Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was grilled by the media on abortion, and doctor-assisted suicide yesterday. He said, "I don't know that there's anyone in this country that is in favour of abortions. But what I am very much in favour of a woman's right to make that determination on her own." On doctor-assisted suicide, he said, "As a Liberal, my position is very much respecting individual freedoms and rights while making sure society is protecting its most vulnerable and doing a good job of balancing the two."
3. No break for developers
Developers won't get a break on city fees when building around future LRT stations. They had been seeking relief from property development fees, used to pay for roads, sewers, transit and some educational costs. Mayor Jim Watson says land around transit stations is already financially attractive. College ward councillor Rick Chiarelli was the one who spearheaded the drive to prevent the incentive from being kept in place.
2. U.S. to help Iraq
The United States is preparing to rush new aid to Iraq to try to slow the violent insurgents threatening to take over the entire north of Iraq. About 800 fighters from the Al Qaeda-inspired militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant overran the 30,000 man strong Iraqi army which, according to the reports, essentially laid down arms and ran as the insurgents seized four cities.
1. Voting day
Liberals have now apologized for attack ads casting Tim Hudak in the role of the Joker, laughing as a hospital explodes behind him. Conservatives say that the letter intended for its own supporters and carrying information on the wrong voting location was a mistake. Accusations of dirty tricks are flying fast and furious as voters head to polling stations between 9am and 9pm today.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
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8:10 - CFRA Reporter Alison Sandor on local transportation issues in the Ontario election campaign
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Election Night Ontario -- 7pm-11pm --- Join CFRA's extensive election night coverage with hosts Steve Madely, Mark Sutcliffe, Rob Snow and Rick Gibbons. Reporters span the city and valley to cover all the local ridings as the polls begin to close tonight at 9.
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