"We do not have them in our city," Paskhomov had said.
Handler's tweet about the remark has since been removed, but Victoria resident Laura Little noticed the mistake that night and took a picture of her television, then posted this tweet, proving it:
Vancouver resident William Muller noticed it too and wrote on his Facebook page.
"The fact that the Canadian flag was shown behind the mayor obviously didn't clue in the producers of the show."
Mayor Gregor Robertson sent a tweet of his own yesterday afternoon.
Ironically, Robertson is an ardent supporter of gay rights.
Vancouver's Olympic delegation to Sochi, which just left on Tuesday, is headed by openly gay councillor Tim Stevenson.