Taxes paid by rich down, mattresses stuffed with cash way up

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Rothesay — While the New Brunswick government is checking the couch cushions for extra tax revenue, newly released information shows that the additional cash from well-off taxpayers is harder to find than ever before. In 2015, the Liberal government raised taxes on the wealthiest New Brunswickers, but the “tax the rich” plan backfired dramatically. Instead…

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Saint John ‘broke’, moving in with Rothesay and Quispamsis

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Saint John — Groucho Marx once said, “I’ve worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” And according to the balance sheet of the city of Saint John, Mayor Don Darling can relate. On Thursday, Darling made the blunt announcement that the city of Saint John is completely “broke,” and the…

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Suspected child ‘draws’ mean picture

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Moncton — An unidentified emotionally disturbed child is the leading suspect in a harassment and littering incident in Moncton this past weekend. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and newly minted Liberal nominee Courtney Pringle-Carver were startled on Sunday to find hundreds of crude scribblings purporting to be the two women strewn around their neighbourhoods. The so-called…

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Donald Arseneault stops wearing pants

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Fredericton — In a surprising — but not that surprising — turn of events, former deputy premier Donald Arseneault has abandoned the conventional practice of wearing pants. On Wednesday, Arseneault said that now that he’s no longer in cabinet, he feels that he should be less constrained — especially on his bottom half. “There’s no…

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Report: Gen-X parents used to wear costumes over snowsuits

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Atlantic Canada — A new report today revealed that “Gen-X” Atlantic Canadians are making astonishing and implausible claims about past Halloweens in the region. Social media is ablaze with reports from East Coasters born between 1964 and 1984, claiming that Halloween used to be so snowy and cold that they had to wear their costumes over…

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Former minister caught lobbying himself

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Fredericton — Donald Arseneault admitted today that he has been caught publicly lobbying himself during a visit to Ottawa last week. In a contrite press scrum, the former minister admitted that he had recently wined and dined himself while making overtures on behalf of his clients. This news comes on the heels of a CBC…

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Gallant visiting lieutenant-governor to watch ‘The Walking Dead’ premiere

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Fredericton — New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant revealed today that he is paying a visit to the lieutenant-governor, but it’s not for the reason some political pundits are wishing for. Many thought that the premier’s media advisory about his visit to Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau may herald an early election. However, Gallant clarified on Monday morning that they…

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New Brunswick hires Sears engraving kiosks to print new driver’s licences

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Fredericton — While many are still absorbing the impending collapse of another Canadian retail giant, the government of New Brunswick is continuing to “expect more” from Sears Canada. Even though Sears Canada said Tuesday that it plans to close its remaining 130 Canadian outlets, Opportunities New Brunswick is doubling down on its recent partnership with…

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