Although it is possible that Vikings may have reached as far south as New Brunswick, the first known European exploration of New Brunswick was that of French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, who discovered and named the Bay of Chaleur.
The next French contact was in 1604, when a party led by Pierre du Gua de Monts and Samuel de Champlain set up camp for the winter on St.
The western portion of the province was the traditional home of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people.
The smaller Passamaquoddy tribe occupied lands in the southwest of the province.
The majority of the population is English-speaking of Anglo and Celtic heritage, but there is also a large Francophone minority (33%), chiefly of Acadian origin.
In March 2005, Beckham, then 31 years old, travelled from his home in Woodlands, Texas to Ottawa, Ontario to meet with a 14-year-old boy he had met over the internet.
The boy's parents, after observing him sneaking away in the middle of the night into a taxi, alerted the police who tracked the cab to a downtown hotel.
The and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.
This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence.