Brian Gallant’s secret tapes leaked to media

Brian Gallant’s secret tapes leaked to media

Fredericton — On the heels of the release of secret recordings between U.S. President Donald Trump and his personal fixer Michael Cohen, a similar leak in New Brunswick is making the premier go prematurely grey.

In a hair-raising revelation, new recordings released today to the Legislative press gallery show that the youthful premier has a bristly secret that he’s been keeping under his hat. Now, the premier’s most closely guarded secret has been laid bare for the entire province to see.

“Sure, it’s nothing illegal or immoral — unless you count vanity as a sin I guess,” Gallant explained self-consciously. “But, all I can say off the top of my head is that this is a violation of my privacy that makes me feel exposed.”

Gallant is referring to a newly leaked 2018 recording between himself and his chief of staff, Jordan O’Brien. In the transcript of the recording below, Gallant and O’Brien discuss how to resolve a particularly hairy issue in the premier’s personal life.

  • O’BRIEN: Great poll, by the way.
  • GALLANT: Yeah?
  • O’BRIEN: Seen it. Great poll. Well, good anyhow.
  • GALLANT: Making progress.
  • O’BRIEN: Umm…yeah sure.
  • GALLANT: *Yelling* Get me some chocolate milk, please! *Aside* Good thing I’m not in elementary school! I love this stuff.
  • O’BRIEN: Um, so I need to open up a money transfer for all of that stuff regarding our “friend” Propecia, you know, so that —
  • GALLANT: Not so loud you [UNINTELLIGIBLE].
  • O’BRIEN: And, I’ve spoken to the Hair Club for Men about how to set the whole thing up with…
  • GALLANT: So, what do we got to pay for this?
  • O’BRIEN: …funding. Yes. Um, and it’s all the stuff.
  • GALLANT: Yeah, because I have a coupon here. It’s a BOGO special. You know, “buy one get one…”
  • O’BRIEN: Yeah…So, I’m all over that. And, when it comes time for the financing, which will be —
  • GALLANT: Wait a sec, what financing?
  • O’BRIEN: Well, I’ll have to pay something.
  • GALLANT: [UNINTELLIGIBLE] pay with cash…
  • O’BRIEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it.
  • GALLANT: …or Air Miles if you can. Aeroplan, PC Optimum, Subway points…whatever. I got everything.
  • O’BRIEN: No, no, no, no, no.
  • GALLANT: How do comb-overs work?
  • O’BRIEN: No, no, no, no, no.


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