Atlantic Canadians were predictably outraged by the copywriting gaffe.
Wait, since when did we separate? #cbcns pic.twitter.com/klv7MlOcMf
— CBC Nova Scotia (@CBCNS) March 25, 2015
Although, considering that some Newfoundlanders still think they were robbed of their independence by Joey Smallwood's referendum, the ad was probably better received on George Street.
Air Canada, for its part, decided to see the silver lining: