Justin Trudeau under fire for forgetting province during Canada Day speech
"We may be of every colour and creed, from every corner of the world," Trudeau said in his speech on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, on Saturday. "We may live in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador. But we embrace that diversity while knowing in our hearts that we are all Canadians."
Alberta was reportedly included in the list of provinces in his prepared speech, local media say. Following his speech the mistake was noted by actress Sandra Oh, who co-hosted the event. Trudeau promptly slipped an apology at the event and later on Twitter.
“Got too excited somewhere over the Rockies. Sorry Alberta, I love you. Happy Canada Day!” he wrote.
However, his apology didn’t stop Canadians from dicussing the mistake on Twitter and shaming the popular politician.
Happy Canada Day. Our country is stronger because of Alberta and, unlike our Prime Minister, I won't ever forget that. pic.twitter.com/a98GFHCDCj— Brian Jean (@BrianJeanWRP) July 1, 2017
Trudeau forgot about Alberta in his speech today. There aren't that many provinces to remember. I wonder how many of the 50 states he knows— Danny Freedman (@dannyfreedman1) July 2, 2017
We are blessed to live in this country, A country that includes Alberta— Andrew Elcich (@canadagunz) July 2, 2017
JUSTIN LEFT ALBERTA OUT.. Mansbridge says he must have looked away from the TelePrompTer! You're the PM & u need to be told the provinces!— Erin (@themadsloth) July 1, 2017