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Madely's Morning Minute - March 31

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Monday March 31, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Strong Sens weekend


The Ottawa Senators managed to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Sunday's 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames came on the heels of a 5-3 victory Friday over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sens are in action again tonight at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:30 against Carolina on Sportsnet and TSN 1200 radio. The Toronto Raptors clinched their NBA playoff spot on Friday.


4. Nordion Sold!


Kanata-based Nordion, one of the country's leading medical technology companies, has been sold to a U.S.-based company. Nordion, which supplies medical isotopes, will continue to operate as a stand-alone company and remain in Canada, and chief executive Steve West says the partnership will be beneficial to Nordion's employees and its customers. As part of the $800 million sale, Nordion shareholders will receive $11.75 per share, a 12% premium on the closing price Thursday.


3. Climate change worsens: report


Sure to cause more climate change controversy, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stepped up its warnings of climate change and global warming. The first update in seven years says things are worse than originally predicted in 2007. The report says if greenhouse gases continue to rise at current rates, the world is looking at another 3.5 or 4 degrees Celsius of warming by 2100.


2. PM fires Soudas


The Prime Minister's strong arm leadership of the Conservative party has resulted in the firing of long time Harper loyalist Dimitri Soudas from his position as Conservative party executive director. Following his return from Europe, Prime Minister Harper dived into controversy within party ranks over whether Soudas was interfering in the local nomination race in the newly created Toronto area riding of Oakville North Burlington where his fiancé is running for nomination.


1. Will Wynne sue Hudak?


Premier Kathleen Wynne is being accused by the Progressive Conservative party of trying to muzzle the opposition parties with her legal threats. Wynne is threatening to sue P.C. leader Tim Hudak for his "defamatory" gas plant comments. She is saying that comments Hudak made about her alleged involvement in the plot to delete gas plant emails from provincial computers are slanderous, false and defamatory. She said she will sue if his comments are not corrected.


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.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced live THIS MORNING AT 8:40

TOMORROW, you can start qualifying for our CFRA Getaway to Washington!


7:40 - Madely's Top 5


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

  • A pair of tickets to Investors Group Stars on Ice, featuring world champion and Olympic medalist Patrick Chan and Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking place at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday April 27

All of our winners this week will be entered to win:


8:10 - Your chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.


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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