OTTAWA - Oh Harper Canada, our home and native land?
It could have been a post-budget typo, or a cut-and-paste accident, but one government agency briefly rebranded the country "Harper Canada."
A news release from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency that was posted online carried the all-caps headline: "HARPER CANADA INVESTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR MUNICIPALITY OF ARGYLE."
Agency spokesman Alex Smith said it was simply an editing error, and was promptly corrected — to read "Harper government."
Since 2010, rebranded government news releases have popped up with the controversial title "Harper government" instead of "Government of Canada."
Some public servants have expressed discomfort with the term, and critics said the Conservatives were breaking rules that dictate government communications should be non-partisan.
Breakfast With Stanley
Heading To The Office
On The Road
First Meeting Of The Day
Chatting With MP Greg Kerr. "Wished Him A Speedy Recovery"
Hard At Work
Briefing With Government House Leader Peter Van Loan
Meeting With Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton
Headed To House Of Commons
Q & A In QP
Answering A Question In QP
Chatting With Defence Minister Peter MacKay
Meeting With Devil's Brigade Veterans
Checking In With Ministers, Senior Staff
"Debriefing with Nigel"
Getting Ready To Head Home
Reading In The Car Ride Home
Congratulating Japanese PM Shinzo Abe On His Recent Election Win
Welcomed Home By Wife Laureen And Charlie Their Chinchilla
Writing A Bit Before Calling It A Night