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Madely's Morning Minute - June 25

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5. The chomp heard 'round the world


Uruguay's Luis Suarez has until this afternoon to present his case for why he should be allowed to play again at the World Cup. FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings after it appeared he bit an Italian defender. Uruguay won the match 1-nil, allowing them to move on to the next round while Italy is out. Suarez has been suspended twice before for biting.


4. MacKay stereotypes, again


Justice Minister Peter MacKay is being criticized again for comments he's made about women, men and parenthood. The Canadian Press obtained emails that MacKay sent to Justice Department employees on Mother's Day and Father's Day this year. The email sent on Mother's Day said, "By the time many of you have arrived at the office in the morning, you've already changed diapers, packed lunches, run after school buses, dropped kids off at daycare, taken care of an aging loved one and maybe even thought about dinner." The Father's Day note made no mention of household duties but said fathers were "shaping the minds and futures of the next generation of leaders."


3. Elliott to run for PC leadership


Christine Elliott is expected to announce today she's running for the leadership of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party. Elliott, the widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty, is the party's deputy leader. She finished third in the last leadership race, behind Tim Hudak and Frank Klees. She would be the first candidate in the race, although Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod appeared to make her intentions clear in a piece she wrote for the Toronto Star earlier this week.


2. Kids' concussion guidelines


Sweeping new recommendations could change the way we assess and treat concussions in children. Led by a scientist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, a team of medical officials has released guidelines that suggest children need more time to recover from concussions, sometimes as much as 30 days without physical activity, television or video games. The recommendation is that as soon as a concussion is suspected, a child should be removed from play.


1. Light sentence?


It's a case that many people are saying is an argument for mandatory minimum sentences. John Leonard MacKean has been sentenced to two years in jail and three years' probation for his role in the imprisonment and rape of a Nova Scotia teenager. MacKean sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy in 2012. Theo Fleury, the retired NHL hockey player who was a victim of abuse, sent out a comment on Twitter saying judges should be made more accountable.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - Adrian Morrow, Globe and Mail's Queen's Park bureau


7:40 - Mark's Top 5


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:

  • A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit to book your tee time
  • A family four pack of tickets to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Check out the Creatures of the Light exhibit and explore Nature's Bioluminescence. Visit
  • TODAY ONLY: A pair of tickets to an evening with the extraordinary Al Pacino tomorrow night at the National Arts Centre. Tickets at or at the NAC box office.


8 - 9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV News Channel's Power Play


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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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