Mark's Top 5
5. Spezza's final day as a Senator?
Jason Spezza could find out today where he will be playing hockey next year. The NHL draft is tonight and many people expect the Ottawa Senators to trade their captain before or during the draft. Meanwhile, as expected Canadian Andrew Wiggins was the top pick in the NBA draft last night, going to Cleveland.
4. Reward increases
The reward for information about a hit-and-run death three years ago is being doubled to $100,000. The family of Jessica Godin says they hope the higher amount will help the police find out who hit Godin and left her to die in the ditch about 80 kilometres east of Ottawa. Her mother, Nathalie Godin, says she just wants to know what happened.
3. Land claim ruling in B.C.
It's a landmark ruling with staggering implications. That's how people are describing a Supreme Court ruling on an aboriginal land claim in British Columbia. The ruling gives title to a large section of land in BC's interior to six First Nations bands, meaning they have control over not just their reserves, but the much larger sections of territory they use for hunting, fishing or other purposes. The decision means any economic development proposed by non-aboriginals will now require explicit consent from First Nations where this expanded definition of land title applies. The federal government is reviewing the decision.
2. Too little?
The National Capital Commission has approved the city's request to have empty buses travel on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway as part of its interim plan during the construction of the light-rail project. Residents of Scott and Albert Streets are angry that more than 2,000 buses will be rerouted from the Transitway to their streets and the city wanted to mitigate the impact by having some of the empty buses returning from their routes travel on the parkway. But it adds up to only 210 buses per day. The city will have to pay anywhere from $50,000 to $160,000 to repave the parkway because of the extra traffic they will be creating.
1. Leave Peter alone!
Peter MacKay's wife has come to his defence over comments that some critics have described as sexist. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay has written a letter to the Globe and Mail in which she criticizes both the media and a group of lawyers who attended a meeting with MacKay at which he reportedly said women were reluctant to become judges. Afshin-Jam Mackay said the comments have been misrepresented in the media, which she says has a National Enquirer-TMZ mentality.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time
- A family four pack of tickets to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Check out the Creatures of the Light exhibit and explore Nature's Bioluminescence. Visit nature.ca
8:10 - Your Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean - an exciting month of entertainment lined up at Canadian Tire Centre!
8:40 - In Philadelphia, TSN 1200's AJ Jakubec on the NHL Entry Draft, soccer (World Cup and Ottawa Fury) and the Ottawa REDBLACKS
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great new addition to the CFRA daily lineup!