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Madely's Morning Minute - Mar. 28

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Friday March 28, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Bobby’s hernia


We now know why Bobby Ryan's production fell so sharply towards the end of the season. He was playing with a hernia. The Sens have now confirmed that the high-scoring winger is going to miss the club’s final 10 games after surgery in Montreal to repair the sports hernia which occurred in November. Since December 1, which is around the time when the injury happened, Ryan had 10 goals in 43 games, leading up to that point he had 13 goals in 27 games. The Sens are home to Chicago tonight at 7:30.


4. Malaysian jet search changes again


Australia is shifting the search for the Malaysian airliner yet again sighting new information. It’s been 3 weeks since the jetliner vanished and the Australians are discounting the value of numerous recent sightings of potential wreckage. New interpretation of radar and other data suggest the Malaysian airliner was flying faster than previously assumed, therefore it would have run out of fuel more rapidly than they thought.


3. NDP spending scandal?


The Conservatives are trying to pin a new misspending allegation on the NDP. Thomas Mulcair, the NDP leader, will face an unexpected grilling from Members of Parliament after being ordered to testify before a parliamentary committee about his party’s ‘outreach’ offices around the country. They are partially funded through the House of Commons budget. The Tories are alleging that this is a misuse of parliamentary funds for purely partisan purposes.


2. Boy recovering after school accident


A 13-year-old Ottawa boy who was rushed to CHEO in critical condition after a west-end high school accident yesterday is expected to recover. The teen was crushed between a gym door and the wall shortly before 1 o'clock at Notre Dame High School. The doors, which are about 30 feet high, act as a motorized folding divider in the school's gym. By the time staff was able to free him, he was no longer breathing. A teacher performed CPR and managed to revive him.


1. New cancelled gas plant allegations


The Ontario Conservatives are demanding the NDP drop their support of Premier Kathleen Wynne and force an immediate election over police allegations of criminal breach of trust in the Premier’s office in order to "leave no footprint behind" related to the two gas plant cancellations prior to the 2011 election. 
Court documents released yesterday contain police allegations that former Premier Dalton McGuinty's chief of staff, David Livingston, sought permission to "wipe clean the hard drives" on computers during the transition between Wynne becoming Premier and McGuinty leaving office. P.C. leader Tim Hudak claims that permission would have come from the incoming Premier at the time, Kathleen Wynne. She angrily denied personal involvement yesterday and sought to show that the former chief of staff left the Premier's office on February 11, 2013, the day she became Premier.




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.


7:12 - Adrian Morrow at the Globe and Mail's Queen's Park Bureau


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 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.


8:11 - Weekend Entertainment Guide


8:20 - Shelley McLean on this Sunday's Juno Awards!


8:40 - The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation's "Fight For The Cure" is tomorrow night at Hilton Lac Leamy. Scott Whitteker is a co-founder of the event;  Walter Robinson and Lawrence Greenspon are white collar boxers.


8:50 - CTV Morning's Lianne Laing. Tomorrow she leaves for Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for the Dream Mountain Foundations.



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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