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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Trump warns ‘Canada goose caravans’ heading toward U.S. border

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trump warns ‘Canada goose caravans’ heading toward U.S. border

New Brunswick — In a startling and puzzling escalation of xenophobic rhetoric, President Donald Trump today vowed to take swift action against groups of unauthorized migrants streaming into the United States. “It’s nothing less than an invasion,” warned Trump from Washington, D.C. “They are very, very bad. They have no jobs, no health care, no skills,…

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Ambulance NB hires 200 paramedics who speak only Portuguese

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Ambulance NB hires 200 paramedics who speak only Portuguese

Moncton — To the astonishment of many, the Higgs provincial government has solved New Brunswick’s paramedic crisis after only a few hours in office. And at the same time, they have brought 200 new immigrant families to the Picture Province. Ambulance New Brunswick announced today that due to Higgs’ loosening the language restrictions on hiring…

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Nobody wants second-worst job at NB legislature

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Nobody wants second-worst job at NB legislature

Fredericton — It’s a dirty job and somebody’s got to do it. But so far, there are no takers for the second-worst job at the New Brunswick legislature — Speaker of the House. And while the second-worst job still has no candidates despite its many perks, the by-far worst job at the legislative assembly —…

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Report: ‘Pretty sure that guy is high,’ says your grandmother

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: ‘Pretty sure that guy is high,’ says your grandmother

Saint John — Keep your eyes on that person over there, and those people behind that building too. She doesn’t like the looks of them, and they are almost certainly “stoned out of their gourds.” According to a new report released today by your grandmother, anyone that seems “iffy” to her in any way is…

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Government: Smoking is OK now

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Government: Smoking is OK now

Fredericton — In a sudden and dramatic reversal, the federal and provincial governments of Canada are burning up their previous public health warnings about smoking. Starting today with the legalization of pot, smoking is once again set to become a hot new trend across the nation. In New Brunswick in particular, lighting up a dried…

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