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'Winnipeg, Ontario?' City misidentified on CBS morning show

Maybe, just maybe, the citizens of Winnipeg owe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford an apology. According to CBS News, the Manitoba capital is in fact situated in Ontario.

During a trade mission to Chicago earlier this week, Ford inspired a few guffaws for suggesting Winnipeg -- not Windsor, Ont. -- sits across the river from Detroit. That in turn led Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz to make a lighthearted offer of geographic advice.

Everyone seems confused about Winnipeg's location these days.


Everyone seems confused about Winnipeg's location these days.

In an ironic turn of events on Saturday, Katz appeared on CBS This Morning above a caption reading "Mayor Sam Katz: Winnipeg, Ontario."

The mayor, who was in New York City to attend meetings with credit-rating agencies, was supporting Winnipeg Transit driver Kris Doubledee, who jumped off his bus to give his shoes to a barefoot stranger.

Katz is expected back at City Hall on Monday. Ford remains in Ontario.




Updated on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM CDT: Adds video.

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