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Madely's Morning Minute - April 03

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Thursday April 03, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Sens need a miracle


The injury-plagued New York Islanders have ended the Ottawa Senators' three-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory before 16,500 Sens fans last night. With only six games left to play this season the Sens remain five points out of the wildcard playoff spot. The Sens face Montreal tomorrow night at 7pm at Canadian Tire Centre. Things are looking good for the REDBLACKS. They have already sold 14,000 seasons tickets. 17,000 tickets have been sold for the home opener on July 18.


4. Fair Elections Act compromise


The MP for Nepean-Carleton, Pierre Poilievre, appears ready to compromise on his Fair Elections Act. With opposition parties calling it the "unfair elections act", the Democratic Reform Minister met with Conservative Senators who suggested a number of amendments to his bill. One suggestion being considered to prevent voter fraud is the system in place in Manitoba, where voters who do not have one of the many forms of acceptable ID can sign a declaration confirming their identity if they have two other forms of ID.


3. Dying woman puts kids up for adoption


A dying Ottawa nurse is desperately seeking to adopt out her children before she runs out of time. The Ottawa Citizen's Hugh Adami says 73-year-old Diana Bowman adopted her 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter after delivering them as a missionary nurse while working in Mexico. Bowman says her transplanted heart is failing her and so are her kidneys. She also suffers from skin cancer and diabetes. Doctors have told her that her body is shutting down.


2. Dismal Ontario future


Predicted economic growth in the real GDP for Ontario will average only 2.1% over the next 20 years. Canada's average growth will be 2.2%. Finance Minister Charles Souza is insisting on a rosier read of the report and says it calls for stronger economic growth 20 years from now. Ontario's GDP declined by 5% in the 2008-09 global economic recession, and recovery has not been as robust as expected.


1. GM being sued by Cornwall family


The parents of a 22-year-old killed in a car crash in 2012 are suing General Motors over a dangerous defect. Nick Baker was driving a 2006 Saturn when his car crossed the median line and crashed into an oncoming pickup truck near Cornwall. In a recall letter sent to the late Nick Baker last week, and opened by his parents, GM mentioned a problem with the ignition switch, saying "if the ignition switch is not in the run position, the airbags may not deploy if the vehicles involved in a crash." It is not known why Nick's car crossed the line, but it is known that the airbags did not deploy.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY CONTEST! Our third CFRA Getaway wants you to experience being a tourist in the nation's capital… the one 900 kilometres south of us. Washington, D.C.!


7:12 - Dave Bryans, Ontario Convenience Stores Association CEO


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.


8:12 - Russel Molot, the lawyer for Nick Baker's family. The family of Nick Baker, the 22-year-old killed in a car crash in 2012, are suing General Motors over a dangerous defect.


8:40 - Ottawa Citizen Sports Columnist Wayne Scanlan


Coming up today on CFRA:


Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.


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