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Madely's Morning Minute - March 04

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Tuesday March 04, 2014

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5. Murray addresses Sens rumours


Bryan Murray, answering rumours that he was entertaining trade offers for Captain Jason Spezza, tells reporters, "I'll just say: we have not talked, at this point in time, about Jason Spezza." Spezza is second in scoring for the Sens with 15 goals and 31 assists behind Eric Karlsson with 16 goals and 40 assists. Regarding Chris Phillips, Murray acknowledged contract talks are underway. The veteran defenceman has turned down a one year extension believed to be worth $2 million. The Sens play Edmonton at 9:30 tonight on TSN 1200 and Sportsnet.


4. Distracted drivers could face demerit points


Ontario is considering demerit points as the next step to increased penalties to distracted driving. Transportation Minister Glen Murray says, "We know it's a combination of much higher penalties, much higher demerit points, very strong education programs and aggressive enforcement. Those are the four pillars of our program." The OPP say 30% to 50% of all accidents are the result of distracted driving.


3. Language police relent


Quebec's language police have backed down and will not fine a Chelsea businesswoman who supposedly violated provincial language laws with her English Facebook page. Eva Cooper, who owns Delilah (in the Parc), says she has done everything to make sure her signage and staff are bilingual. She said she received a call Sunday indicating they are no longer insisting her store's Facebook postings be equally French and English.


2. Putin speaks up


Russian President Vladimir Putin held a news conference in Moscow this morning. Mark MacKinnon of the Globe and Mail tweeted he's "never seen Putin this upset/rattled." Putin said Russia is prepared to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine, which is being interpreted as a threat to use more military action. He also insisted that the Ukrainian parliament is legitimate, but the acting President is not.


1. U of O faces more controversy


The University of Ottawa suspended the Gee Gees men's varsity hockey team over gang sex assault allegations being investigated by Thunder Bay police. The incident, involving a young female Lakehead University student, who was acquainted with one of the Ottawa players, according to sources, was reported by a third party on February 24th, to the University of Ottawa. Sources say that the third party said "several" other players were allegedly involved in this incident.

Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


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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.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.

7:10 - Mark MacKinnon of the Globe and Mail


7:40 - Madely's Top 5

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

  • A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.

All of our winners this week will be entered to win:

  • A 2-night weekend stay for 2 with breakfast in a king executive suite at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East! Enjoy great amenities and services including free parking plus the Bistro Restaurant.


8 - 9 - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he’s the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. He is the author of The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work.


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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