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Madely's Morning Minute - Mar. 24

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Monday Mar. 24, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Homan takes silver


A surprising defeat for Rachel Homans Ottawa rink at the Women's World Curling Championships. Canada fell to Switzerland 9-5 last night giving the Swiss the gold and Canada silver. Canada has not won a women's world title since 2008. The Sens take to the ice tonight against Tampa Bay, game time 7:30 on Sportsnet and TSN 1200. Tomorrow they're up against the Panthers. Sens return to Ottawa on Friday to play Chicago.


4. Home values solid


The Conference Board of Canada is calling those predictions that housing values were in for a sharp decline overblown. This shoots down much of the fears that are being spread by the likes of the OECD and former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, not to mention former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. They were concerned that rock-bottom interest rates were causing Canadians to buy homes that were more expensive than they should be, or buy larger, more expensive homes, they truly couldn’t afford. Furthermore, it says interest rates on mortgages will rise gradually from 5.24% for a conventional five-year rate to 5.9% by the end of 2014.


3. PQ worries Ont. students may thwart Que. election


The Parti Québecois is accusing students from Ontario, who live in Montreal, of attempting to steal the Quebec election. PQ Justice Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud said in a news conference yesterday, "will this election be stolen by people from Ontario and the rest of Canada?" The PQ is demanding that Québec's chief electoral officer look at what it claims are disproportionate numbers of Anglophones and allophones registering to vote.


2. No safe injection site, yet


Ottawa Public Health says it is not endorsing a safe injection site, well, not yet anyway. Choosing his words very carefully, Ottawa Public Health program manager, Andrew Hendriks, told CFRA’s Sunday Morning Blend that Public Health recognizes a safe injection site might be part of a "spectrum" of harm reduction services for people who use drugs, but at this point Public Health is listening to the various perspectives on how a safe injection site would work in Ottawa and what services it would provide.


1. Russia completes Crimea annexation


Russian troops used stun grenades and automatic weapons fire to force their way into a Ukrainian Marine base in Crimea today, overrunning one of the last symbols of resistance by the Ukraine Armed Forces. Meantime, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, warns that Moscow's troops are now vast and poised to move into yet another pro-Russian enclave, this time in Moldova.




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 - Fred Litwin, President of the Free Thinking Film Society and Raheel Raza.  Raheel is in a film showing tonight in Ottawa: "Honor Diaries - Culture is No Excuse for Abuse". It features nine women’s rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality.


7:40 - Madely's Top 5


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


  • A pair of orchestra level seats to see the progressive rock band, “YES at the National Arts Centre on March 30.
  • A pair of passes to see “Noah” at any Cineplex location while the movie is playing.
  • A pair of tickets to see the Opera Lyra performance of Madama Butterfly from April 19-26 at the National Arts Centre. Tickets available at and the NAC box office.
  • A pair of tickets to the Savoy Society of Ottawa’s presentation of Gilbert & Gullivan’s Ruddygore,  April 3-6th  at Algonquin Commons Theatre. Tickets online at

8:10 - Starting today and running until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.  Call 613-521-8255 when you hear the Porsche Boxster cue to call weekdays at 8:10 AM and 5:10 PM. The 25th caller through automatically qualifies. On Monday May 19th Steve Madely will announce the 5 finalists going to the next round. Besides the CFRA finalists, 5 finalists will also be chosen from TSN 1200 and CTV News at 6. 

On Wednesday May 21st someone will walk away with a BRAND NEW 2014 PORSCHE BOXSTER!


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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