People’s Alliance vows to remain true to fringe wingnuts

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: People’s Alliance vows to remain true to fringe wingnuts

Fredericton — Kris Austin is telling his supporters not to worry. His homemade party is still crazy — crazy like a fox that is! — but also still crazy in the normal batshit kind of way that earned them 12.6 per cent of the popular vote in Monday’s election. “Our supporters are asking if we’re…

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Quebec offers to take over New Brunswick for a while

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Quebec offers to take over New Brunswick for a while

Quebec City — The province next door is taking a page from the Bible, and offering to “love its neighbour as thyself” during New Brunswick’s time of governing uncertainty. “Look, we don’t want to step on tes orteils, but we can pitch in to help run things while you sort this out,” volunteered Quebec Premier Philippe…

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NB lieutenant-governor mandates election ‘do-over’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB lieutenant-governor mandates election ‘do-over’

Fredericton — Like a golfer calling a mulligan for a lost golf ball, New Brunswick’s lieutenant-governor is calling for a 2018 election “do-over” after a very mixed result on Monday night. “Hey, who else needed to Google me today to find out who the hell I am?” laughed Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau. “I mean, it’s not like I’ve…

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‘The Manatee News’ looks back at the 2018 NB Election

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘The Manatee News’ looks back at the 2018 NB Election

New Brunswick — It’s finally here, just in the nick of time before we ran out of grass for more political signs. Today is Election day in New Brunswick! So in honour of our illustrious political leaders, ‘The Manatee News’ is looking back at some of our favourite moments of the 2018 provincial election campaign. And,…

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Gallant reveals balanced budget plan at ‘The Manatee Leaders’ Debate’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Gallant reveals balanced budget plan at ‘The Manatee Leaders’ Debate’

Fredericton — For the first time together on any stage — this week anyway — the leaders of New Brunswick’s political parties are ready to rumble! In today’s special edition of The Manatee News political panel, Liberal Leader Brian Gallant finally tells New Brunswickers how he plans to pay for all of his election promises. We…

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NB politicians respond to poll that said most people don’t trust them

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB politicians respond to poll that said most people don’t trust them

Fredericton — New Brunswick politicians love you honey, but they just can’t smile. Today, politicians responded to a Nanos poll that showed three-quarters of New Brunswickers feel pessimistic, disinterested, angry or uncertain about the provincial government. Adding to the bad vibes, most people also told Nanos that they don’t trust any level of government to make decisions…

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Woman spends $75 lottery win on Dollarama shopping spree

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Woman spends lottery win on Dollarama shopping spree

Sussex — A big money win turned into a dream-come-true shopping spree at the Sussex Dollarama today. Decades of playing lottery tickets paid off in a huge way for 61-year-old Freda Moffatt of Petitcodiac when she scratched her way to a $75 windfall. After some initial moments of shock and disbelief, Moffatt knew exactly what…

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Candidates debate NB Power clusterf*ck on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Candidates debate NB Power clusterf*ck on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

New Brunswick — What do you get when you combine a nuclear reactor with a crumbling hydroelectric dam, zero profits and billions in debt? It’s another “Made in New Brunswick” clusterf*ck that our politicians are responsible for sorting out. The Manatee is pleased to bring you another special edition of its Political Panel with the…

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