It seems the Prime Minister's Office neglected to use an apostrophe when referring to the event and misspelled British Columbia.
The Prime Minister's Office was not immediately available for comment.
However, the reaction on social media was swift after CBC reporter Kirk Williams tweeted about the pass.
— Kirk Williams (@CBCKirkWilliams) April 7, 2015
Fellow Twitter user Robert Joly replied in jest that Harper might have been thinking of going to the country Colombia to escape any backlash from the Mike Duffy Senate expense scandal.
Tweeter Yvonne Fortin also replied, questioning the government's priorities.
Grammar & spelling are "clearly" not important #BoysInShortPants— Yvonne Fortin (@yvonne4tn) April 7, 2015
And someone writing under the handle @albertarabbit had stern words for the federal government.
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