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Madely's Morning Minute - May 30

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5. Habs are out


The New York Rangers are moving on to the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0. They won the series 4-2. Tonight it's Game 6 between Chicago and Los Angeles at 9 o'clock with the Kings leading the series 3-2. In the NBA, San Antonio blew out Oklahoma and now lead the series 3-2. Tonight it's Game 6 between Indiana and Miami at 8:30 with the Heat leading the series 3-2. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will buy the Los Angeles Clippers for two billion dollars. CFL training camps will open as scheduled Sunday despite another breakdown in contract talks between the league and players.


4. More funding from Canada


Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced another $3.5 billion from the Canadian government to support global maternal newborn and child health projects. Pressed by the Liberal and NDP opposition critics on why he will not include funding for abortions, the PM says, "we're trying to rally a broad public consensus behind what we're doing, and you can't rally a consensus on that issue."


3. LED = less sleep


A University of Ottawa physicist says people are going to lose sleep as a result of the city of Ottawa's switch over to LED streetlights. Robert Dick who is the author of the protocol that governs lighting in Canada's national parks, says the LED lights being marketed today are very white light. He says, "The white light, or the blue part of it, affects your circadian rhythm," the body's natural sleep cycle.


2. Sex assault


A young Ottawa couple is charged with sexual assault of two female teenagers and forcible confinement. 20-year-old Caroline Budd, and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Anthony Comunale, were arrested after police executed search warrants on a Downsview Crescent home. They are accused of sexually assaulting the teens with a meter stick and a sex toy.


1. Poll shows strong PC support


The latest Ontario popular vote poll, taken by Ipsos Reid for CTV and CP24, projects that among voters who say they are likely to turn out, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives would pull 41% of the vote, the Liberals 29%, and the NDP 25%. Among committed voters the poll shows PC voters are the most motivated, while support for the Liberals appears anemic, and NDP support is growing.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


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


7:40 - Madely's Top 5 recap


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:

  • A $50 City of Ottawa recreation gift certificate to help with your New Year's resolutions. Use it for fitness memberships, swimming lessons, dance classes and more. A listing of over 1000 courses and activities is available at
  • A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit to book your tee time.
  • A pair of tickets to an evening with the extraordinary Al Pacino on June 26th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets on sale now through or at the NAC box office


8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide


8:20 - Shelley's Entertainment Feature


8:40 - Major Simon Cote, Canada Army Run


Coming up today on CFRA:


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