What You Need to Know Today in Ottawa
- A man on probation was arrested in connection with the latest shooting incident in Ottawa, this time in Sandy Hill. Phillip McGuffie is facing charges of possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon, among other counts.
- A brutal siege of a cluster of towns by ISIS in northern Iraq is taking place. The Americans gave air support to Kurdish forces and to regular Iraqi army units, but, here's the twist, also to Shia militias. These are former Iranian militias that the Americans once did battle with.
- Vladimir Putin yesterday warned the West, "Don't mess with us." Europe, United States and Canada are preparing possible further sanctions to halt the direct Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine.
- The Ontario government says it will not support the federal proposal to remove "birth on soil" citizenship rights for children born in Canada to non-citizens. Ontario says changing the birth certificate process would pose a financial burden on the province and one of the "vulnerable segments of the population."
- In business: Financial markets are closed for Labour Day, but stories are coming out of Eastern Europe about the continued aggression in Russia and Ukraine leading to a little bit of an impact on the European trading day. Also Tim Hortons is trying to make peace in America
- In sports: Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic both play today at Flushing Meadows for the U.S. Open. The Edmonton Eskimos are in Calgary to face the Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be hosting the Toronto Argonauts
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Your chance to win amazing getaway for 2 to NEW YORK CITY, courtesy of Porter Airlines! Listen for the cue to call and be the 25th and 26th caller through for a chance to qualify.
7:11 - Larry Rousseau, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President - National Capital Region
7:20 - Cst. TJ Jellinek, Ottawa Police Services, East District Traffic/Impaired Driving Prevention
7:40 - What you Need to Know in Ottawa Today
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time
- A pair of tickets to the Opera Lyra performance of Tosca at the National Arts Centre on September 8th
8 - 9 - John Robson, CFRA Commentator-at-Large, Columnist and University of Ottawa History Professor
Coming up today on CFRA:
Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom - 9-10am --- A one-hour, interactive and topical program hosted by Mark Sutcliffe that lets you communicate your point of view through e-mail, phone, and by Twitter!
Today's Lunch Bunch lineup
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by CFRA's Rob Snow and Fred Litwin of the Free Thinking Film Festival.