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Madely's Morning Minute - March 07

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Friday March 07, 2014


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5. Paralympics under way


Vladimir Putin will be in attendance at the Opening Ceremonies of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. The Games run until March 16th. In 2010, Canadian athletes enjoyed their most successful Paralympics ever with 19 medals. This year the goal is to finish in the top three in Gold medals. In the NHL, the Coyotes beat the Habs 5-2, Dallas beat the Canucks 6-1, the Kings shot the Jets down 3-1 and Edmonton took the Islanders 3-2 in OT. REDBLACKS quarterback Kevin Glenn is already asking to be traded. He is upset Ottawa hired Henry Burris as the starting Q.B.


4. MRI wait list shortens


Wait times for MRI scans have dropped dramatically in Ottawa. For the least urgent scans, 90% of patients are getting their MRI's in 52 days or less, down from 175 days at the start of 2013, and 300 days three years ago. There are a total of 11 MRI units in the Champlain health region, and to shorten wait times, the local health improvement network established a central intake and referral system that, among other things, directs patients to facilities with shorter wait times.


3. Separation referendum not off the table


Under pressure from the Quebec provincial Liberals, the accuser of a hidden independence agenda, PQ leader Pauline Marois yesterday would not rule out a referendum if she gets a majority in the April 7th election. She had been trying to avoid it, but reporters' questions were so persistent she finally responded. She said, "When we decide to hold a referendum, there will be discussions with Quebecers. We're not trying to hide anything, we're not going to do anything in the middle of the night and there will have to be a certain consensus. I'm not going to discuss strategy in public, but there is no promise to hold a referendum and there is no promise not to."


2. Crimean referendum results to be ignored


Both Prime Minister Harper and U.S. President Obama say they will not recognize the results of a Crimean referendum on separating from Ukraine and joining Russia. The Prime Minister says the Ukraine peninsula is under an "illegal military occupation", a clear violation both of Ukraine's sovereignty and international law. Harper also expelled nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada.


1. U of O task force formed


The University of Ottawa President Allan Rock and Chancellor Michaelle Jean's response to twin sexual misconduct scandals is to announce a task force on "respect and equality". Rock said, "We have to ask how well we send the message that all forms of sexualized violence are unacceptable and profoundly repugnant." Jean called for a collective approach to deal with brutal reminders of "the pervasiveness of misogyny" and "a continuum of violence of locker room talk, sometimes spoken in jest of physical violation."


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY… TO HAWAII - 580 CFRA Getaways are back!  We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe.
This CFRA Getaway takes a winner and their guest on a Hawaiian cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCentres, Kanata, Norwegian Cruise Lines and WestJet! It's a 7 night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a Balcony Cabin, economy airfare for 2 from Ottawa and most meals are included!
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.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.


7:20 - Dr. Jack Kitts, CEO and President of The Ottawa Hospital, with an update on MRI services

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.


8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide

8:20 - Shelley McLean and Cinematic Steph look at the month ahead on the big screen

8:40 - Carol Ann Campbell - LPGA Pro, Regional Director of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada and manager of this weekend's Ottawa-Gatineau GolfEXPO at the EY Centre!

8:50 - CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship is this weekend at the Canadian Tire Centre!
Jennifer Brenning - Carleton University (and host organizing committee). Director, recreation and athletics
Geoff Publow - Ottawa Senators/Canadian Tire Centre (and host organizing committee) Vice president, strategic development


Coming up today on CFRA:

Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great new addition to the CFRA daily lineup!

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