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Madely's Morning Minute - June 11

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5. Cup night?


The Stanley Cup could go to L.A. tonight. With the Kings ahead of the Rangers 3-0, Game 4 goes tonight at 8pm in New York City. In the NBA finals, the Spurs took a convincing win over the Heat for a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is tomorrow in Miami. The Blue Jays fell 4-0 to the Twins. All the talk at the Pinehurst North Carolina course leading up to this weekend's U.S. Open is about the difficulty of playing the infamously difficult dome-shaped greens.


4. Doctor-assisted suicide a divisive issue


The Canadian Medical Association says after a series of town hall meetings held across the country, and a survey of over 1000 Canadians, it is clear the public is divided over legalization of doctor-assisted suicide. The CMA is calling for a national palliative care strategy and urging Canadians to prepare advanced care directives spelling out what life-prolonging treatments they would and would not want should they ever lose capacity to speak for themselves.


3. Cantor is out


Washington is shaken after a U.S. elections primary win by a little known Tea Party-backed Republican challenger. House majority leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second most powerful man in the U.S. House of Representatives, was defeated on a wave of public anger over his support for looser immigration laws. The political shocker is being celebrated by Americans who are against creating a more generous path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally.


2. Campaign trail


In the Ontario election campaign, Andrea Horwath now says any talk of her supporting a Conservative Hudak government is "bullspit". She continues to target Liberal supporters, saying only the NDP can stop Hudak in southwestern Ontario. P.C. leader Tim Hudak criticized the two other parties for running American-style attack campaigns and said the fact that both of his opponents are unwilling to play nice proves his point. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne cautioned people considering voting for the NDP by saying, "This race is so close that we need their vote. They cannot assume that Tim Hudak's plan is so crazy and so wrong-headed that it's impossible for him to get elected. It is possible for him to get elected."


1. Find him!


Ottawa Police say the 18-year-old they are looking for in the prom night stabbing death is armed and dangerous, and believed to still be somewhere in the Ottawa area. Police issued a Canada-wide second-degree murder warrant for Devontay Hackett, a St. Pius X High School student who goes by the name "DJ". Police say they have visited his home and spoken to his parents, who have not been fully cooperating with the investigation.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - Andrea Mrozek, Executive Director, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada


7:40 - Madely's Top 5


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:

  • All this week, a pair of admissions for 1 week of 2014 Carleton Ravens Summer Sports Camp for Children aged 6-14. Visit for more info
  • A pair of tickets to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival at Confederation Park to see Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon on June 22nd


8 - 9 - David Akin, National Bureau Chief, Sun Media


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Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.


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