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article imageCanada Calls Santa Claus a Canadian Citizen

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 23, 2008 in Entertainment
This announcement may cause problems between Canada and Russia and even with United States, but Canada has boldly called Santa Claus a Canadian.
Santa Claus may have his official home at the North Pole, a disputed territory among Russia, Norway, Canada, United States and Denmark but Canada is calling St. Nick a Canadian.
Jason Kenney, the minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has officially called Santa Claus a Canadian citizen and has given him the rights to fly over Canada at any time.
Kenney said in an official statement:
"The Government of Canada wishes Santa the very best in his Christmas Eve duties and wants to let him know that, as a Canadian citizen, he has the automatic right to re-enter Canada once his trip around the world is complete."
The Canada.com reporter wanted to know whether the immigration office gave him citizenship as a courtesy or whether they always considered him Canadian because of his place of residence. But the spokesman for Kenney referred the reporter to the Foreign Affairs, who have not commented about this subject so far.
The Russians, who are trying to claim a big piece of North Pole, may not be happy with the latest development. Their officials are yet to respond to Kenney’s statement.
The article says Santa Claus is more Canadian than any other nationality because the colors of Santa's robes resemble the country’s flag. Canada Post also has the famous Santa’s postal code H0H 0H0.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa Claus’s trips via satellite for more than 50 years and have consistently showed Santa’s flights have originated from the Canadian portion of Arctic region. Russians and others will have a hard time to prove Santa is theirs.
I think this issue is going to create another crisis worldwide. Is Santa a Canadian?
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