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‘Where is PEI?’: Islanders seek recognition after province left off maps – CTV News

CHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I. is smaller than Algonquin park, and has fewer residents than Oakville, Ont., so it’s used to being overlooked from time to time. But Islanders are facing a fresh indignity: being wiped off the map — several of them. The Hudson’s Bay Company was recently caught selling T-shirts and onesies featuring a map of Canada without P.E.I., while a world map at the Vancouver airport similarly omits the island Anne Shirley made famous.

Key Takeaways:

  • CHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I. is smaller than Algonquin park, and has fewer residents than Oakville, Ont., so it’s used to being overlooked from time to time. But Islanders are facing a fresh indignity: being wiped off the map — several of them.
  • She says she noticed the Vancouver airport’s incomplete map as she was going through security on her way back to Charlottetown. She wrote a letter to the airport expressing her dismay and didn’t hear back for two months, she says.
  • Two bills have been introduced in Parliament to enshrine Charlottetown as the “birthplace of Confederation” after New Brunswick challenged the Island’s claim to fame in its own slogan for Canada 150 celebrations: “Celebrate Where It All Began.”

“The Hudson’s Bay Company was recently caught selling T-shirts and onesies featuring a map of Canada without P.E.I., while a world map at the Vancouver airport similarly omits the island Anne Shirley made famous.”

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/where-is-p-e-i-islanders-seek-recognition-after-province-left-off-maps-1.3321631