Wednesday April 02, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Five points away
The Ottawa Senators are now 5 points out of the wildcard playoff spot as they host the New York Islanders tonight. Game time is 7pm on TSN TV and TSN 1200 Radio. Columbus, currently in eighth place, lost a key 3-2 battle with Colorado in overtime. The Leafs had a much-needed win, breaking their eight-game losing streak by beating Calgary 3-2, putting them one point behind Columbus. Montreal fell 3-1 to Tampa Bay. Erik Karlsson has been named the Senators’ Masterton trophy nominee, an award given each year to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
4. Clearing his name
A senior member of the suspended University of Ottawa men's hockey team has written an open letter to the media and U of O President Allan Rock saying that his name has been smeared. Fifth year student, Pat Burns, says police have cleared his name and he has "not been found to be in any way connected to any allegations of misconduct." The entire Gee Gee's hockey team was suspended last month after a friend of a Thunder Bay woman made the university aware of a sexual incident allegedly involving a group of Gee Gee's players three weeks previously. No charges have yet been laid.
3. Senator Kenny cleared
The Liberal Senator who has been under the dark cloud of harassment allegations has been cleared after a Senate-appointed investigator found in favour of Senator Colin Kenny. He was accused last October of sexually and verbally harassing a staff member and having her run errands. The investigators report has not yet been made public. Both Kenny and the complainant have five days to review the findings. The report found that on each accusation of wrongdoing "harassment has not occurred."
2. Chilean Earthquake
The full extent of damage from a magnitude 8.2 earthquake last night off Chile's northern coast won't be fully known for another few hours now that daybreak has arrived. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared a state of emergency in the northern region and sent a military plane with 100 riot police to reinforce 300 soldiers to prevent looting and try to round up escaped convicts from a women's prison.
1. Liberal spending spree?
Kathleen Wynne's government is planning a $5.7 billion spending spree, which includes $1 billion on social services and others in the NDP-friendly items. This is according to documents supposedly leaked to the opposition Conservatives. P.C. leader Tim Hudak claims disgruntled whistleblower civil servants, upset of being co-opted by the government for partisan purposes, provided his party with the Liberal plan for what he called a "BLT --budget leaking team".
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY CONTEST! Our third CFRA Getaway wants you to experience being a tourist in the nation's capital… the one 900 kilometres south of us. Washington, D.C.!
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of tickets to Investors Group Stars on Ice, featuring world champion and Olympic medalist Patrick Chan and Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking place at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday April 27
All of our winners this week will be entered to win:
8:10 - Your chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8 – 9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV's Power Play
8:50 - Ontario PC Party leader Tim Hudak
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.