From the comments of my previous post:
David Sands from Public Affairs Bureau, Government of Alberta:
BigCityLib, we dropped the ball. The image wasn't supposed to be used in a representation of Alberta. Its context was in our regard for other people, other places. Then we used it in a very different context, with the word "Alberta" on it.We're sorry.
Here's an apology.
These things happen. As you know, we Easterners like to make fun of our wealthy Western cousins, so thanks for the material.