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Madely's Morning Minute - Feb. 24

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Monday February 24, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Russia takes top spot 

Host Russia made the most of its home field advantage during the Sochi Games. Russian athletes captured a Games-high 33 medals. Canada finished with 25 medals, one short of the haul from Vancouver 4 years ago. The player named top defenseman in men's hockey in Sochi was Erik Karlsson, not without a small controversy. He was asked what the silver medal is worth to him, and he responded, "You will see when I put it out on eBay."


4. Ukraine developments

An arrest warrant has been issued for deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The speaker of the house has taken over and says he's going to realign the country with the European Union. Canada is ready to launch sanctions if Russia were to interfere in the Ukraine politics, according to our Immigration Minister. The U.S. has warned that it would be a grave mistake for Russia to, in any way, step into the Ukraine.


3. Delay the choice

A parents group is calling on the province of Ontario to delay having kids choose whether they're going to be in the academic stream or applied courses in high school next September. Parent advocacy group, People for Education, says we should hold off having students choose between two streams in grade 9 and delay that until grade 10. A spokesperson for the group said, "Most 13-year-olds don't have a long-term view. A lot of them think, 'I'm just going to take applied because it's easier'."


2. Shots fired at Kanata home

A number of spent shell casings were found at a home on Dobbin Lane in Kanata Sunday morning. The Guns and Gangs unit said this area is not known as a hotbed of gang activity, but they are looking to see if it is gang-related. No injuries were reported. According to police, there's nothing to connect this shooting to the one less than two weeks ago in the east end when a man was shot in the leg on February 11.


1. Liberal weekend


The Justin Trudeau "love-in" convention in Montreal saw the Liberal Party approve policy resolutions calling for a raft of new spending, but the leader avoided the traditional end of convention news conference, aware media questioning would turn quickly to how they would pay for all the promises. Trudeau did promise in a speech that he will not raise taxes on the middle class, but did not spell out what that means for others.  Expensive commitments were approved for massive infrastructure spending, a beefed up child tax credit for middle and low income families along with a $1.6 billion universal day care, and improved pensions for low income seniors. Most controversial, and hotly debated, was a resolution calling for "medically assisted death", rules around doctors helping terminally ill patients take their own lives, or intentionally causing their patients' deaths.




Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY TO ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND - 580 CFRA Getaways are back!  We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe. Our first getaway takes you to the most easterly edge of North America: St. John's, Newfoundland! This is a weekend getaway for 2 with $3,000 spending money, hotel accommodations and flight, courtesy of Porter Airlines, flying refined!
Listen for your name. If you hear it, you have until 7:30 to call in and be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
And keep listening all day! Names will be called during Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom in the 9 o'clock hour, Rick Gibbons' Home Page in the 2 o'clock hour and during Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition in 4 o'clock hour.

7:10 - Globe and Mail's Jane Taber on this weekend's Liberal Convention in Montreal

7:40 - Madely's Top 5

7:55   The News Challenge Contest. Today you could win:

  • A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre
  • Dinner is taken care of courtesy of Milano Pizzeria with large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre of pop!


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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