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Madely's Morning Minute - Mar. 11

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Tuesday March 11, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Sens come out flat


The Sens’ flat performance in the first two periods of last night’s game vs. Nashville was described as ‘no legs’, ‘no fire in the belly’, and no apparent desire to win. They managed to come back to tie it in the 3rd, but lost it 4-3 in overtime. Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during their game against Columbus last night. He was taken to hospital and is conscious. The game was suspended.


4. South Korean free trade deal


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is cautiously supporting the Harper government’s free trade deal with South Korea. The Premier, who is also Agriculture Minister, said during her St. Albert cheese factory tour, and $1 million grant announcement, that free trade is good for Canadian agriculture and food exports, but measures have to be put in place to protect the auto sector. Beef, pork and dairy exports will almost certainly get a boost from free trade. Sources say the Prime Minister was able to get assurances that the Koreans would not be able to flood the Canadian market, notably with Hyundai and Kia cars as well as heavy equipment and trucks. Critics say guarantees may not be as ironclad as Ontario wanted, or as the Americans were able to get in their free trade agreement.


3. Another case of measles in Ottawa


A second case of measles has been confirmed by Ottawa Health. This was an unidentified student also attending St. Stephen School in Stittsville. The first case was a student who had recently traveled to the Philippines and was not immunized. This second student was among the 12 from the school who were ordered to stay home after the investigation found they had not been immunized against measles. More cases of measles may be revealed in following weeks, but Ottawa Public Health says the situation is under control, and is checking in with potential cases daily.


2. Max Keeping’s new fight for life


Former CTV Ottawa news anchor Max Keeping has been diagnosed with an untreatable form of colorectal cancer. This is the result of his original cancer having metastasized. Stage 4 tumors have been found in his lungs almost 2 years after he was diagnosed with colon cancer and was operated on. He said, “I intend on speeding up not slowing down,” as he made the announcement on CTV last night. He added, “The message that I want to emphasize for the next while is for people to get tested, get screened for all kinds of cancers.”


1. Malaysian jet still missing


There is still no sign of the missing Malaysian jetliner with 239 passengers and crew, and still no cause for its disappearance.  Investigations of an Iranian link have come up with nothing sinister.  At least one of the passengers who flew with a stolen passport was Iranian, and the ticket was purchased by a travel agent through an Iranian middleman,  but the fact the cash purchase was made for the cheapest flight and not a specific flight all but eliminates the notion of a group terrorist conspiracy. Malaysian officials say they are looking at four possibilities:

  • Hijacking
  • Sabotage
  • Psychological problems among passengers or crew
  • Personal problems among passengers or crew 



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.


7:40 - Madely's Top 5


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

  • A pair of tickets to the Ottawa-Gatineau International Autoshow. 3 levels. 7 pavilions. 29 manufacturers. And almost 300 vehicles. March 20 - 23 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
  • A pair of tickets from the NAC for its dance performance, Rodin/Claudel - March 27 to 29th.


8:10 - Dr. Ian Lee, Professor at Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, on the free trade deal with South Korea


8:40 - Max Keeping



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.



Today’s Lunch Bunch lineup:


Today on Rick Gibbons’ Lunch Bunch, Rick Is Joined by CFRA’s Steve Madely and Conservative MP for Nepean – Carleton and Minister of State (Democratic Reform), Pierre Poilievre



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