Canada Designs Licence Plate…Uses Montana Image
I love my Canadian friends but I am little confused why Alberta, CA would use a picture of Montana as the picture for THEIR new licence plate. Even Canadians think it’s odd.
Earlier this month, the province unveiled three potential designs for a new licence plate, which will be available next spring. The public is encouraged to vote in an online survey to determine which plate will be used. The plate in question has rolling hills and mountains in the background, Canadian Brent Nicols recognized the scenery decorating one of the options for Alberta’s new licence plate immediately but it’s not a place in canada.
Brent says “That’s Sweetgrass Hills in Montana,” he said firmly. “I know that for a fact.” The design that Nicols believes is based on Sweetgrass Hills uses a stock photo the province purchased from Shutterstock, said Service Alberta spokeswoman Lisa Elliott. The photo was titled “Foothills of Alberta,” she said.
The problem is it isn’t, it is a place in Montana. False titling on Shutterstocks fault and not a smart marketing move for Alberta, who should know what is actually in their province and promote that don’t you think.
We want to know what you think? Is it cool they used our photo? Don’t you think a plate for a certain area should depict their actual area?