Workers laid off at Cannabis NB after failing random drug test

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Workers laid off at Cannabis NB after failing random drug test

Fredericton — Cannabis NB says anyone who accuses them of incompetence and poor management is smoking the cheap stuff. The Crown corporation revealed today that its recent announcement of 60 layoffs was due to one reason only — every downsized employee failed a random drug test. “We have a zero-tolerance rule for drug use of any…

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English people could at least learn Chiac, suggests NB francophone

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: English people could at least learn Chiac, suggests NB francophone

Edmundston — When it comes to anglophones learning French, it’s apparent to many that you can’t always get what you want. After 50 years of bilingualism and countless hours of primary and secondary school instruction, less than 18 per cent of New Brunswick anglophones are bilingual. So, one prominent New Brunswick francophone is offering a compromise…

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Premier Higgs offers finance minister job to Brian Gallant

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Premier Higgs offers finance minister job to Brian Gallant

Fredericton — History is allegedly repeating itself this week in the provincial capital. Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that he is offering the job of finance minister to defeated premier Brian Gallant. During the 2018 election campaign, Higgs bizarrely claimed that Gallant offered him the finance minister job after the Tories lost in 2014. And,…

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Online shoppers forced to face stores full of grouchy a-holes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Online shoppers forced to face stores full of grouchy a-holes

Atlantic Canada — Well, it was nice while it lasted. With less than a week left until Christmas morning, Martimers who have avoided the human wasteland of the shopping malls and department stores to date this year now have no other option. “Oh my god, I guess I have to make myself go,” dreaded Halifax…

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The Grinch that stopped Christmas spending

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: The Grinch that stopped Christmas spending

Fredericton — Every person in New Brunswick liked spending a LOT. But Premier Grinch — from Woodstock — definitely did NOT! Premier Grinch hated spending! The whole budget season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be he governed too far to the right. It could be, perhaps, that he spent…

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Blaine Higgs defends fracking on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Blaine Higgs defends fracking on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

Fredericton – Holy frack! Who has two thumbs and loves shale gas? Premier Blaine frickin’ Higgs, that’s who! Premier Higgs loves fracking so much, he injected an end to the fracking moratorium right into the throne speech. “A vote to end the shale gas moratorium in the throne speech?” you say. “Really? Who does that?”…

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People’s Alliance says no to fracking before marriage

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: People’s Alliance says no to fracking before marriage

Fredericton — As the combustible debate around hydraulic fracturing is reignited at the legislature this week, the new populist Conservative party is laying out its conditions to support the resumption of fracking in New Brunswick. “Obviously, everyone agrees that explicit consent of the parties involved is critical,” said Alliance Leader Kris Austin. “But, we don’t…

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Brain Gallant to New Brunswickers: ‘Peace out, boy scouts!’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Brain Gallant to New Brunswickers: ‘Peace out, boy scouts!’

Fredericton — Outgoing Liberal leader Brian Gallant is having the best day ever. After putting up with all of New Brunswick’s bullshit as Liberal leader over the past five years, he announced today that he’s moving on to a new job: being awesome and chewing gum — and he’s all out of gum. “Don’t get…

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