In his Canada Day speech in Ottawa earlier today, Prime Minister Trudeau forgot to mention Alberta when listing all of Canada’s provinces and territories.
Speaking to the crowd at Rideau Hall, Trudeau said:
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 Laborador…but we embrace that diversity while knowing in our hearts we are all Canadians.
The crowd may have cheered but Twitter was quick to point out that the PM had missed one of the country’s provinces and territories: Alberta.
I think Trudeau skipped Alberta. #CanadaDay2017
— Chris Wilson-Smith (@thechrisws) July 1, 2017
Justin Trudeau just listed all the provinces and territories in his speech except he missed Alberta 😳🇨🇦#Canada150
— Allison (@xAllison13x) July 1, 2017
Trudeau himself was quick to jump to Twitter to apologize to Alberta.
Got too excited somewhere over the Rockies. Sorry Alberta, I love you. Happy Canada Day!
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 1, 2017
The damage, however, was already done:
I’m sure Trudeau missing Alberta was 100% unintentional, but the overreaction is going to be great.
— Justin (@justin_sens) July 1, 2017
— Scott Johnston (@Scott630CHED) July 1, 2017
Trudeau forgetting to mention Alberta when listing off Canadian provinces is going to be a thing for a while.
— David Common (@davidcommon) July 1, 2017
Watch the video of Trudeau’s gaffe below…