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.

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  • 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

  • Lunchtime!

  • Briefing With Government House Leader Peter Van Loan

  • High Five!

  • 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

  • 'Scuse Me!

  • Chatting With Defence Minister Peter MacKay

  • Meeting With Devil's Brigade Veterans

  • Checking In With Ministers, Senior Staff

  • "Still Going..."

  • "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