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Ontario MP apologizes for Canada map that combines two territories

Map mailed to constituents shows no border between the Yukon and the Northwest Territories
A colouring map of Canada that Ottawa Centre MP Yasir Naqvi sent to constituents.

Ahead of Canada Day on July 1, Ottawa Centre MP Yasir Naqvi of the Liberals took to X, formerly Twitter, to apologize for sending constituents a colouring map of Canada that features some glaring errors, as pointed out by his rival. Among the errors was the merger of two of the three territories.

“We made a mistake. The map is missing PEI and Yukon. My team and I apologize,” Naqvi wrote on X on June 23. 

“Please think of it as an interactive map to teach kids our geography, or to start to learn more about these amazing places.” 

On June 20, Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner of the Conservatives made some pre-Canada Day fun on social media out of the botched mailer. 

“Can you spot the error that whoever was supposed to proof this mailer didn't catch?” she posted on X along with a photo of the mailout on June 20.  

The mailer appears to contain a map with black borders on a white sheet alongside an image of Naqvi holding a Canada flag, his contact information and the words “colour the map” and “display with pride.” 

The Conservative MP points to a few errors including the lack of a border between the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, there’s no Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are shown as one province. 

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I’m the legislative reporter for the Yukon News.
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