French car inspections can be every two years, says N.B. gov’t

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: French car inspections can be every two years, says N.B. gov’t

Fredericton — French-speaking people in New Brunswick are getting a break in the cost of owning a car. Starting in 2020, the provincial Department of Public Safety is proposing that any French passenger vehicle under 4,500 kg will only need to be inspected every two years. Vehicles belonging to English-speaking New Brunswickers will still need…

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‘Plastic problems over,’ say N.S. consumers after bag ban passes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Plastic problems over,’ say N.S. consumers after bag ban passes

Halifax — Environmental advocates are cheering the Nova Scotia government after it passed a controversial plastic bag ban last Tuesday. As Haligonians celebrate the elimination of single-use grocery bags — the leading cause of tons of unrecyclable plastic stockpiled at landfills — shoppers at the local Loblaws grocery store told The Manatee that they are…

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BREAKING: Brittany just asked when the election is

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: BREAKING: Brittany just asked when the election is

Saint John — In a development still causing an uproar in her uptown office, 23-year-old Brittany just asked her colleagues when the 2019 federal election is. Despite the coverage on every television channel, radio station and social media platform, Brittany missed the entire election last Monday, Oct. 21. Now, she is querying her office-mates to…

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Canadians to political parties: ‘We don’t like or hate any of you enough’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Canadians to political parties: ‘We don’t like or hate any of you enough’

Canada — As the curtain falls on another federal election campaign, Canadians have told politicians that they don’t really trust any of them enough to run things by themselves. Like a child who’s only allowed to use the stove when their parents are at home, yesterday Canadians reduced the Liberal government to minority status. And…

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Wind to politicians: ‘Fuck your signs’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Wind to politicians: ‘Fuck your signs’

The Maritimes — After an autumn weather bomb detonated in Atlantic Canada on Thursday, there was one very visible victim of the blast. Today, elections signs for the 2019 federal candidates were almost completely obliterated by the 90 km/h gusts barrelling through the region — only days before voters go to the polls in the…

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Listicle: Top 6 things to watch for in tonight’s Leaders’ Debate

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 6 things to watch for in tonight’s Leaders’ Debate

Ottawa — It’s debate night in Canada! Just like February 29, today is a day that comes only once every four years and political junkies are super-excited. For everyone else, it’s the night where politicians take over your TV and your shows get all screwed up. But if you do happen to watch for the…

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Trudeau and Scheer face off in the first Manatee Leaders’ Debate

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trudeau and Scheer face off in the first Manatee Leaders’ Debate

New Brunswick — As the campaign closes in on its final days, the election race is tied neck-and-neck between Liberal loverboy Justin Trudeau and Conservative captain Andrew Scheer. Last night, the leaders of Canada’s political parties hit the hustings for their first live debate with badass moderator Hugh Manatee. Watch Hugh ask the tough questions…

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N.B. apologizes to Jagmeet Singh for not caring about NDP

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. apologizes to Jagmeet Singh for not caring about NDP

Saint John — Just days after a heartfelt and sincere apology from Jagmeet Singh for not visiting New Brunswick before the election was called, New Brunswickers are now also apologizing to him for not losing any sleep over it in the first place. The party’s leader — who until very recently had no candidates running…

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