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New Brunswick/Nouveau Brunswick (NB) is one of the 3 maritime provinces.
It's Canada's only bilingual province. C'est la seule province bilingue. Or trilingual, if you include franglais.
Motto/devise (latin): Spem reduxit : He (i.e. NB) restores hope. (I.e. after the separation of the 13 colonies).
Conservateurs 42 - Libéraux 13 = 55 (as of 2013)
The original inhabitants were the Micmac, an Algonquin tribe whose language is related to the more numerous Cree and Ojibwa.
1534 The great French explorer, Jacques Cartier, reaches and names la Baie de Chaleur (Bay of Heat).
1867: One of the original 4 provinces at Confederation.
In August 2013 there was a tragedy in the French-speaking county of Restigouche, in the extreme north of NB. An African python escaped from its cage in a pet shop and strangled 2 brothers, aged 5 and 7, who were sleeping in the building. An expert suggested the snake may have been badly treated or neglected, as properly kept snakes are not aggressive, according to him.
- Bathurst, New Brunswick
- Campbellton, New Brunswick
- Dieppe, New Brunswick Nommée pour le port en Normandie, France.
- Edmundston, New Brunswick
- Fredericton, New Brunswick The capital & 3d largest town.
- Miramichi, New Brunswick
- Moncton, New Brunswick La ville la plus grande, majorité qui parle français.
- Saint John, New Brunswick 2e ville.
- Albert County
- Carleton County
- Charlotte County
- Gloucester County
- Kent County. Named for the English county SW of London.
- Kings County
- Madawaska County
- Northumberland County
- Queens County
- Restigouche County. Population 30 000. Extreme north of NB.
- Saint John County
- Sunbury County
- Victoria County
- Westmorland County
- York County