GG gets geography tips from senator after flubbing name of B.C. mountain range

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TORONTO - Governor-General Michaelle Jean got schooled herself while speaking to a group of children on Thursday.
A former Olympian and newly-minted senator had to set Jean straight after she mixed up her British Columbia mountain ranges in front of about 200 students in Ottawa.
While talking to the children about the Olympics a year before the 2010 Vancouver games, Jean incorrectly said you could see the Rocky Mountains from the city.
Sen. Nancy Greene, a B.C. resident and former Olympic skier, stepped in and told Jean she was thinking of the Coast mountains.
A geography professor said Jean was off by at least 600 kilometres and said her mistake compared to locating Toronto in the Carolinas.
Jean good-naturedly acknowledged the gaff, thanking Greene for setting her straight and teaching something new to both herself and the students.
"We never stop learning," she said. "I have learned something today and I truly appreciate that Senator Nancy Greene took the time to point this out to me and to the children who were at Rideau Hall."

Geographic location: B.C. mountain, TORONTO, British Columbia Ottawa Vancouver Rocky Mountains B.C.

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