Source: X

Is there anything more Canadian than saying sorry?

Ottawa Centre Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi is apologizing after his office mailed a colouring map of Canada riddled with geographical errors to thousands of constituents. 

The map was sent ahead of Canada Day. “Colour the map! Display with pride!” reads the mailer.

People were quick to notice the map’s multiple errors. 

Yukon and Prince Edward Island were missing, while Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were depicted as one province. Baffin Island was depicted as a peninsula, while the Avalon Peninsula was depicted as an island.

Naqvi addressed the errors in an X post, which has far more negative replies than positive engagement

Canada Day is coming! To mark this moment, we sent a Canadian flag to you to display with pride,” said Naqvi. “But, we made a mistake. The map is missing PEI and Yukon. My team and I apologize.”

Naqvi added that he hopes constituents will think of the mistake riddled mail-out as “an interactive map to teach kids our geography, or to start to learn more about these amazing places.”

Naqvi received considerable criticism online.

Someone asked, “Is this a troll? An MP would not make such a mistake, right??”

“No need to apologize. Really. After watching nine years of this government, I think you’ve exceeded expectations,” wrote one user.

“Seriously, not at all surprised that no Liberal caught this before it was approved. Seems typical nowadays,” wrote another.

“Happy Canada day. And may PEI not sink beneath the waves anytime soon, although Quebec should wake up and realize it is a maritime province, plus we need to keep an eye on those Yukon folks,” another user wrote.