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Madely's Morning Minute - Mar. 25

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Tuesday March 25, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Sens win!


The Sens snapped a 6-game losing streak, beating Tampa Bay 4-3 in a shootout. Robin Lehner did not allow even one shootout goal. The Stars beat the Jets, the Habs beat the Bruins and the Sharks were burned by the Flames.


4. PM tongue lashes Putin


Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded to Russia’s suspension from the Group of Eight by saying, "A regime does not spend $50 billion on the Olympics if it does not care about its international reputation." He continued, "I am not surprised at the kind of cavalier reaction of Putin and then to strut and shrug off any reaction. That is how he handles these things. We believe that these actions being taken by ourselves and our partners in the G7 … are meaningful. Russia’s increasing diplomatic isolation is not, we believe, trivial."


3. Hope lost


Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysian jetliner have been told their faint hope that survivors might be found at some remote airfield, perhaps in a hijacking plot, is a false hope. Malaysian officials have announced that British satellite analysis now makes it clear the jet went down in a remote section of the southern Indian Ocean and all lives were lost. Members of the victims’ families greeted the grim announcement with hysteria, and some had to be carried out of the room after collapsing at the news. The race now is to find the black box before it stops emitting signals, sometime in the next two weeks.


2. Leighton did not suffer


For the first time since their 18-year-old son Eric was killed in a shop explosion at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven, Pat and Sheri Leighton learned that Eric never regained consciousness and could never have survived his head injuries. The two-week inquest heard opening testimony from a pathologist and the trauma center physician who first attended to Eric. A blade pierced a metal barrel being cut to create a barbecue drum. It caused fumes from about a quarter cup of degreasing liquid in the barrel to explode, fracturing Eric’s skull. Sheri said, “Knowing that Eric did not suffer, that he did not feel a thing is very comforting to Pat and me.”


1. Double-decker brakes were subject of recall


A blockbuster story on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen today: The double-decker bus involved in the deadly crash with a VIA train was the subject of a brake recall, and had not yet been serviced. The Citizen learned through an information request that the entire fleet of double-deckers was subject to a recall to repair a brake problem. As early as last summer, mechanics were taking brake assemblies off double-decker buses because they were poorly lubricated.




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. 


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 - Your chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.


8:12 - Dan Leger, former member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Now writer, consultant and author of "Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal"


8:40 - Matthew Fisher, Postmedia's international affairs columnist in The Hague, Netherlands


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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