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Madely's Morning Minute - May 16

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5. Round two ends tonight


The second round of the NHL playoffs ends tonight. L.A. is in Anaheim for Game 7 of their series. Tomorrow the conference finals begin in Montreal with the Canadiens hosting the Rangers.


4. Trudeau talks Trudeau


Justin Trudeau says his policy about abortion was inspired by his father. Trudeau says his father had deeply held personal beliefs that were informed by the fact that he went to church every Sunday and raised his children to be very religious and very Catholic. But he says Pierre Trudeau had no problem legalizing divorce and decriminalizing homosexuality because even though he held his personal views very strongly he understood that as a leader he had to stand up for the rights of people.


3. Harkat not done fighting


Mohamed Harkat says he will be tortured and killed if he is deported to Algeria. In a news conference on Parliament Hill yesterday, Harkat says he's no threat to anybody and he intends to fight deportation. The Supreme Court ruled Harkat was a member of the Al-Qaeda network and the government was within its rights to take action against him. He said, "If the government of Canada wants to send me to Algeria, they have to send me with a box. They are going to torture me and bury me."


2. VIA wants your trust


The new CEO of VIA Rail says he can feel local politicians breathing down his neck and he's prepared for their scrutiny as the rail company continues to try to fix signaling problems. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano spoke at Ottawa city hall yesterday. He said he's committed to improving communication between VIA, the city of Ottawa and the public. Desjardins-Siciliano and his team presented a plan to fix the problem of signals going into "fail-safe mode" more often than normal.


1. Campaign trail


Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne is being accused of linking Walkerton to Tim Hudak's plans to cut public sector jobs. Wynne was in Walkerton yesterday to mark the 14th anniversary of the tragedy. She said, "Decisions have consequences - sometimes more than we could know, sometimes worse than we could fear. ... You cannot fire water or food inspectors without affecting the monitoring of the water we drink and the food we eat." Hudak said Wynne was exploiting the tragedy for political purposes. NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she will cut small business taxes and increase minimum wage to $12 an hour.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - John Wright, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest: 

  • A "Greely Gardening Bag"- One cubic yard bag of soil, river rock, mulch and more from Greely Sand and Gravel. Greely Sand & Gravel does it all.
  • A pair of tickets to the NAC theater performance of Oil and Water on May 27th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets available at and the NAC box office.

All of our winners this week will be entered to win: A Tempur-Pedic proven cool queen size mattress valued at $899. See the Tempur-Pedic beds at Ottawa Brandsource home furnishings and visit the sleep experience boutique. For more details go to

8:10 - Today is your last chance to qualify to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.

8:12 - Weekend Entertainment Guide


8:20 - Leslie Scott, Community Relations Coordinator, Distress Centre Ottawa & Region


8:40 - Dave Shaw, Communications and Marketing Director, Canadian Tulip Festival


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!


Today's Lunch Bunch lineup:


Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by MAJIC 100 Weekend Host, Connie Bernardi, and from Bourque Newswatch, Pierre Bourque.

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