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Madely's Morning Minute - Feb. 25

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Tuesday February 25, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Sens are good for the economy

The Senators are a major player on the local economy, according to a new study. The team has directly and indirectly generated $3 billion for the Ottawa-Gatineau economy over 21 years, according to research by University of Ottawa professor Norm O'Rilley. He says the figures are conservative, but reliable. The Sens sports and entertainment directly contributes around $100 million per year, but if you add ripple effects on the economy, the figure is more likely around $200 million plus.


4. Lansdowne Cinemas


The unbelievable fact Ottawa has no downtown movie theater at this point, other than the Bytowne and Mayfair, is going to be corrected. Cineplex Entertainment says it's going to put in a new movie theater at Lansdowne Park. It'll be a 10 screen movie theater for the downtown area and it will be glitzy. It will be one of Canada's most luxurious and technically advanced movie theaters according to Cineplex. Three of Cinemas will be licensed to serve alcohol.

3. Hudak challenges Chrysler

Ontario P.C. leader Tim Hudak says the province should tell Chrysler to take a hike instead of giving into the automakers' $700 million 'ransom demand'. He says it's time to end corporate welfare to Ontario's auto industry. He argues that lower taxes would attract investment in the province. He said, "Should we pay a nine-figure ransom to Chrysler? Of course not. We should use the money to lower taxes for all so all companies can create jobs, not handouts."

2. Uprising in Ukraine

Russia's Prime Minister, denounced what he called the 'armed uprising' in Ukraine. He labels the new regime "a real threat to our interests and the lives of our citizens." A top deputy to deposed President Yanukovych warns "Russia cannot do nothing" if the acting pre-European government installed in Kiev tries to exert itself in Russian-speaking regions such as Ukrainian Crimea, causing a civil war. Twenty thousand pro-Russian protestors in Sevastopol condemned the "terrorists and bandits" who led the armed Ukraine revolt and were furious at laws passed swiftly by the acting government to limit the use of the Russian language in schools, and ban flying Russian tri-colours rather than Ukrainian flags.

1. Pay attention, drivers!

The Ontario government plans to increase fines for distracted driving to $280 from $155, effective March 18th. They also introduced legislation requiring chain restaurants to post the calorie counts of food and alcohol items on any overhead signs or menus and printed menus. This would apply to all grocery, convenience store and restaurant outlets with more than 20 locations in the province. Penalties would be $1000 a day for an individual and $10,000 a day for a corporation found in violation.




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 - Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education

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!
 8:40   Hugh Scher, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Legal Counsel



Coming up today on CFRA:


The Lowell Green Show - 10a-Noon --- It's a 2 hour cruise to the "Island of Sanity" each weekday morning as Lowell Green navigates listeners through to the real issues that are affecting Ottawa.



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