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Madely's Morning Minute - Feb. 10

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Monday February 10, 2013


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5. Homan takes the Hearts


Rachel Homan’s rink from the Ottawa Curling Club has defended its Canadian championship. Homan’s team defeated Alberta 8-6 in the final last night in Montreal. They are the first team to go undefeated in the tournament since 1985. Homan, Lisa Weagle, Alison Kreviazuk and Emma Miskew won last year in Kingston.


4. Nutritional labels promote healthy eating: study


There’s been a lot of debate over how much nutritional information should be provided about food in restaurants and cafeterias. A new study involving the cafeteria at the Ottawa Hospital seems to suggest that more information does make a difference in customer choices. The study was led by a public health professor from the University of Waterloo. He says some of the labels on the cafeteria meals provided embarrassing numbers, like extraordinary levels of sodium. But the result was that people ate less and ate healthier.


3. Ottawa terror trial


We will likely learn more today about the alleged plans for a terror attack in Ottawa. The trial for Kurram Syded Sher begins today. He is one of three people accused of plotting an attack involving targets in Ottawa. The other two suspects will be tried in April. There has been a major legal battle over whether or not the media could report some of the allegations. The Crown is expected to reveal some of the specifics of the alleged plans today and the media has won the right to report them.


2. Budget preview


Tomorrow’s federal budget announcement will include job creation initiatives, infrastructure spending and consumer measures. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty conducted a series of interviews yesterday in which he said it’s all about jobs and the economy. He said youth unemployment is a concern the budget will address. Flaherty also suggested he will be tackling hidden fees on credit and debit cards and other consumer costs like cellphone roaming charges. Flaherty said he would also address a promise from the throne speech that Canadians shouldn’t have to pay more for identical goods sold in the United States at lower prices.


1. Medal count watch


There could be more medals for Canada today in short track speedskating and moguls skiing. Two of the many athletes who provided Canadians with great moments in Vancouver are competing today in Sochi. Charles Hamelin, who won gold in Vancouver, is competing today in the men’s 1500-metres in speedskating. And Alexandre Bilodeau, who won the first gold for Canada in 2010, is back in the men’s moguls. Canada’s women’s hockey team is playing again today, against Finland at 10:00. Canada won four medals on the weekend including a silver in team figure skating yesterday.




Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - Pollster Darrell Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs. A new CTV poll says Trudeau's attempt at Senate reform is popular, but fails to boost votes


7:40 - Mark's Top 5


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:

  • Dinner from Milano's - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
  • A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
  • A pair of tickets to Investors Group Stars on Ice, featuring World Champion Patrick Chan and Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking place at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday April 27.

All of the winners this week will be entered to win: A couple's retreat at Holtz Spa. You and your love will enjoy a couples massage and dinner at Sante Spa, just in time for Valentine's Day! Visit


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!



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