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5. It’s a tie!
The Montreal/Boston series is now tied 2-2 after the Bruins beat the Habs 1-0 in OT last night. The series returns to Boston tomorrow for Game 5 at 7pm. The L.A. Kings still lead their series 2-1 despite falling to the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Tonight, the Penguins look to move on to the Eastern Conference finals with a win. They host the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their series that they lead 3-1. Game 4 of the Blackhawks/Wild series is tonight with Chicago leading 2-1. The Jays beat the Phillies.
There's been another shooting incident in the city, the 11th so far this year. Fortunately, once again it does not appear anyone was injured when the spray of seven gunshots were fired along Norman Street just off Preston in Ottawa's Little Italy neighbourhood at around 1 AM Thursday. On Wednesday, two shots were fired in an Ottawa community housing complex apartment building in Lowertown.
3. Protest interrupted
Two topless women tried to disrupt a large pro-life demonstration on Parliament Hill, but were wrestled off the podium by RCMP officers in front of thousands of marchers who were listening to a message from the Pope about the sanctity of life. One waved a plaque reading "my body, my rules", the other had "God out of my vagina" written on her bareback. The immediate objective of the march is to try to prevent Health Canada approval of the RU–486 drug which induces early abortions.
2. Wynne vs. Clement
The Ontario election campaign war of words between the provincial Liberals and federal Conservatives has been stepped up a notch by federal treasury Board President Tony Clement, a former provincial Tory. He accused Kathleen Wynne of attacking the Harper government over pension plans to deflect attention from her Liberal party's own record. Wynne shot back accusing Prime Minister Harper of ignoring Ontario saying, "right now we have a federal government doing more to hurt Ontario's economic recovery then to help."
1. National Day of Honour
Today is the National Day of commemoration for the 40,000 Canadians who served over 12 years in the Afghanistan mission. This morning the True Patriot Love Foundation hosts a breakfast for families of fallen soldiers to be followed by a private ceremony in the Senate chambers. At 12:30 members of the Armed Forces, RCMP, local police, and a contingent of civilians will march with four bands in a parade which arrives on Parliament Hill at 1pm. There will be a 21-gun salute. Following two minutes of silence at 1:30, there will be a fly-by of two Griffin helicopters, a Chinook helicopter, C-130 Hercules, CC150 Airbus, CC177 Globe master, and the CP140 Aurora.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:12 - Exclusive interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- Celebrate Mother's Day in style with a $50 gift certificate for Santé Restaurant. For life's most important celebrations: Santé restaurant, Rideau @ Sussex,
- A $50 gift certificate to Holtz Spa.
- A pair of tickets to the NAC orchestra performance of Mendelssohn’s Double on May 14th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca and the NAC box office.
All of our winners this week will be entered to win: A $300 gift certificate from J.A Laporte Flowers & Nursery. J.A. Laporte, the door to every gardener's dream! 1211 Old Montreal Road and online at Laporte Gardens dot com
8:10 - Until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8:12 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley's Entertainment Feature
8:40 - Replay of Steve's exclusive interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Coming up today on CFRA:
National Day of Honour – Stay with CFRA as our hosts and reporters cover the events happening in our city for the National Day of Honour to commemorate the 40,000 Canadians who served in Afghanistan.