Politicians upset over cutbacks to bickering, grandstanding at legislature

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Politicians upset over cutbacks to bickering, grandstanding at legislature

Fredericton — In the Gallant government’s fervour to reduce the size and cost of government, it is also slashing sitting days in the legislative assembly. While some decry this measure as an affront to democracy and a reduction in accountability, some others are OK with fewer opportunities for politicians of both leading parties to bicker…

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Ghomeshi vows to stop punching first, asking questions later

Ghomeshi vows to stop punching first, asking questions laterFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Ghomeshi vows to stop punching first, asking questions later

Toronto — As Jian Ghomeshi awaits the March 24 verdict in his sexual assault case, he has broken his silence with both fists. After hearing the evidence provided by New Brunswicker Lucy DeCoutere as well as two other alleged victims, the former CBC broadcaster is admitting some responsibility for the incidents in question. Ghomeshi says…

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Reporters in budget lockup diagnosed with Stockholm syndrome

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Reporters in budget lockup diagnosed with Stockholm syndrome

Fredericton — Since the release of the Gallant government’s latest budget, some New Brunswick journalists have been praising it in an uncharacteristically biased fashion. After leaving yesterday’s budget lockup briefing, the reporters have been vocally supporting the controversial plan that outlines over $589 million in government cutbacks and tax hikes. “You have to hand it to the government,” said journalist Jan McPorter. “If…

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