While on a trip to western Canada, a resident of Prince Edward Island discovered a map of the world where her home province was omitted. In addition to geographical maps, the island province is also excluded from promotional items, which shocks Marie Gilchrist.
The province considered the birthplace of the Confederation of Canada is simply not on some of the country maps or promotional items.
Marie Gilchrist is a resident of Prince Edward Island. On a trip to Vancouver, she was observing a world map while waiting at the Vancouver International Airport. By focusing on Canada, she realizes that Prince Edward Island simply does not appear.
I was very upset. As we passed through security, I was already thinking about a letter I would send to the Vancouver International Airport Authority.
Once she was seated in the waiting area, she set to work. The administration hastened to respond to Ms. Gilchrist’s email and sent a response on March 7.
The email was sent to the CBC team. In the message, the administration apologized for this oversight and assured that it was working to replace the card. On March 13, by email, the airport said it would be replaced by the end of the month.
Shocked Prince Edward Islanders
With the omissions that add up, some islanders hope that the indignation will be strong enough not to live this kind of mistake. “I know we are a peaceful and quiet province, but I think people have to stand up and make their voices heard. ”
Marie Gilchrist intends to make her voice heard if things have not changed in Vancouver. “We’re going back to Vancouver for Easter.
The first thing I will look at is to make sure that Prince Edward Island is on the map! ”
Two other examples
The world map is not the only example where the smallest Canadian province has been forgotten. On Hudson’s Bay Company t-shirts and pajamas, Prince Edward Island does not appear either. The company has confirmed that these items from the Grand Portage collection have been withdrawn from the market.
A third example is added. In the spring edition of CAA, each province is represented by an important historical fact or history-related activity, except Prince Edward Island.
The situation has been partially corrected for the web version of the magazine, which reads “Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation”. CAA promises, however, that the August edition will include an article on what Prince Edward Island has to offer.