Canada grants citizenship to Santa

The federal minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Jason Kenney has granted full Canadian citizenship to Santa Claus.

Quoting Minister Kenney’s official statement in the Edmonton Sun: “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” (Dec 23/08).

From the Montreal Gazette: “Less than three weeks after the Canadian government proposed legislation to expand the country’s sovereignty over Arctic waters, its citizenship minister is shoring up Canada’s claim to the Far North by declaring Santa Claus, a longtime resident of the North Pole, to be a Canadian citizen” (Dec 23/08). 

To those who observe the holiday, Happy Christmas from immigrantchildren.ca.