Mark's Top 5
5. Genie goes down
So much for the big homecoming. Genie Bouchard lost in her first match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. She fell in three sets to an American qualifier, Shelby Rogers, who is ranked 113th in the world. At the men's tournament in Toronto, it was also a bad day for Canadian players. Vasek Pospisil lost to Richard Gasquet, Frank Dancevic fell to Donald Young, Brayden Schnur was defeated by Andreas Seppi, and Peter Polansky was eliminated by Roger Federer. That leaves Milos Raonic as the lone Canadian left in the tournament. Raonic will play his first match tonight.
4. Trudeau's bad publicity
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is being criticized for visiting a mosque in his riding that the U.S. military thinks is an Al-Qaeda recruitment centre. In April, the New York Times published a list of facilities identified in classified U.S. military documents as places where "al-Qaida members were recruited, facilitated or trained." The Montreal mosque was on the list. It's known to follow a strict version of Islam.
3. Injection site needed: study
There's another call for a supervised injection site for Ottawa. And this time the argument is financial. A Simon Fraser University study published this week compares the cost of operating two medically supervised injection sites with the health care costs of nine HIV infections and 88 hepatitis C infections that drug users could potentially get from sharing dirty needles. The report says taxpayers will save at least a million dollars a year.
Elya Munro and Ember Greatrix spent last night with their families after they were found safe and sound yesterday in the woods near Calabogie, 15 hours after they went missing. The two girls, aged nine and 11, went missing Monday night after playing in a game of manhunt. Six cousins were involved in the game but when it was over, Elya and Ember were missing. The children were eventually found yesterday afternoon about two kilometres from the campsite. The children had slept under a tree in their fleece pajamas, surviving a thunderstorm and mosquitos.
1. Stuck in China
The federal government is staying very quiet about a Canadian couple that is being investigated for espionage in China. It may be a sign that the government is hoping not to escalate the situation and is working quietly on a solution. The only message from the government has been a statement from Foreign Affairs saying consular officials are providing assistance to the couple and is in contact with both Chinese authorities and the family.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Scott Newark, Former Alberta Crown Prosecutor, Executive Officer of the Canadian Police Association and criminal justice policy advisor to governments in Canada.
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A family four pack of passes for the Navan Fair, the country fair with an urban flair! August 7-10th. Visit navanfair.com for more info.
8-9 - Mark Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen Parliamentary Bureau Chief
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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.