Haha – A Hilarious Geography blunder by Minister of Defence… This via an academic Geography discussion list… Was it an embarrassing gaffe, a momentarily lapse in geography or just a slip of the tongue among friends? Defence Minister Peter MacKay inadvertently moved the Canada-U.S. border several hundred kilometres during a chat with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday when he observed that British Columbia and California “share a border.” The video posted on YouTube shows Schwarzenegger barely flinching at the geographic mistep, but later politely pointing out that the states of Oregon and Washington are located between California and B.C. See Caught on YouTube @ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/01/27/mackay-geography-slip.html
Note, in typical CBC fashion – the CBC is a publicly owned media outlet in Canada, i.e. paid for by the people – the video seems to have been removed and/or changed to private status!