N.B. gov’t using notwithstanding clause to force kids to eat their vegetables

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. gov’t using notwithstanding clause to force kids to eat their vegetables

Fredericton — Beware everyone from toddlers to teenagers — the New Brunswick government is going to make you clean up your entire plate…or else! The Tory government announced today that it intends to pass legislation forcing children to eat up all of their vegetables at every single meal. If parents can’t demonstrate that their children…

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NB’er wins luxury fishing shack in Dept. of Natural Resources Home Lottery

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB’er wins luxury fishing shack in Dept. of Natural Resources Home Lottery

Rothesay — As New Brunswick Hospital Home Lottery fever reaches its peak in the province, awards from other government-run home lotteries are now also being awarded. Today, retiree Hugo Cabane of Pokemouche, N.B. won the grand prize in the NB Department of Natural Resources Home Lottery. Next week, he’ll receive a luxury fishing shack in…

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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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