In Canada Day Speech, Trudeau Forgets Part of ... Canada

'I'm a little embarrassed,' Trudeau admits after omitting Alberta
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
In Canada Day Speech, Trudeau Forgets Part of ... Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the Canada Day noon hour show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, July 1, 2017.   (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

"British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, and Labrador." These are the Canadian provinces and territories rattled off by PM Justin Trudeau on Saturday in a speech in honor of Canada Day. And while one might think Nunavut might be the most obscure, it was Alberta that Trudeau forgot, reports the CBC. The red-faced PM returned to the stage a bit later, saying, "Let me just start by saying I'm a little embarrassed, I got excited somewhere over the Rockies. Alberta, I love you. Happy Canada Day." Not everyone was quick to let him off the hook, though, with one Alberta politician tweeting that, "Our country is stronger because of Alberta and, unlike our Prime Minister, I won't ever forget that." (More Justin Trudeau stories.)

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