Madely's Top 5
5. World Cup under way
Home team Brazil took a controversial 3-1 come from behind win over Croatia in the opening match of the World Cup. The game tipped in favour of the hosts after a questionable 71st minute haul-down penalty awarded by the Japanese referee against Croatia, even when it clearly looked as though the Brazilian striker threw himself to the ground. Today at noon, Mexico plays Cameroon, at 3pm it's Spain vs. Netherlands, and at 6pm it's Chile versus Australia. The CFL Players Association has voted to ratify the new collective agreement. The Ottawa REDBLACKS play in Saskatchewan Saturday at 6.
4. Shooter had a 'troubled life'
The sister of the 24-year-old held in the murder of three RCMP officers in Moncton is pleading his case to the public. Sophie Bourque, who last saw her brother Justin one hour before gunfire erupted on the evening of June 4th, says he had a troubled life. She said his problems began at age 19 when he started drinking heavily. She said his six siblings are sorry that the shooting of the five officers, three of whom died in the ambush, happened.
3. Prostitutes praise bill
Conservatives trotted out three former prostitutes to praise their proposed prostitution law. One of the women worked in the sex trade for 15 years and says she regrets her past. She says the law's funding of exit programs will offer victims like her an opportunity to become survivors. Another said prostitution is rarely, if ever, about two consenting adults. The third said she has no remorse about running a brothel and wishes the bill had been around when she needed it, but she could not explain how the legislation would have helped her.
2. Iraq situation grows more dire
Baghdad is preparing for the worst as Islamist militants threaten to capture the capital city. Iraqi officials say the Al Qaeda inspired militants have now seized much of the country's Sunni heartland and have pushed into an ethnically mixed province northeast of the city, capturing two towns. U.S. President Barack Obama is still not saying whether he will send U.S. support for the Iraqi army. The speculation is the Americans will provide unmanned drones and satellite intelligence.
1. Liberal majority shocker
Here are the headlines from the Liberals unexpected majority victory in the Ontario election:
The Globe and Mail - "Majority" with the subhead, 'a fourth consecutive win for the Liberal party'
The Toronto Star - "Wynne's big win. Voters choose not to punish leader for gas plants scandal"
The National Post - "Liberals in rout"
The Ottawa Citizen - "One walloping Wynne"
The Ottawa Sun - "Up Grit Creek"
And the colorful Toronto Sun pulling no punches with front-page headline - "Welcome to Hell, the sequel"
The Liberals took 59 seats with 37.9% of the popular vote, to the PCs 27 seats and 31% of the popular vote and the NDP's 21 seats with 24.6% of the vote.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - David Crapper, Owner of Genesis Public Opinion Research Inc.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- A pair of admissions for 1 week of 2014 Carleton Ravens Summer Sports Camp for Children aged 6-14. Visit athletics.carleton.ca for more info.
- A free rack of ribs at Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street! Head down to Sparks Street June 18-22nd to try out ribs from ribbers from all over North America. Visit cfra.com for more chances to win!
8:10 - Your Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean with an interesting turn of events on the Billboard 200 album chart this week
8:40 - Listeners Sound Off to the Ontario Election results
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