Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Minister Kenney Reaffirms Santa's Citizenship During Special Citizenship Ceremony in Calgary
StarBuzz Congratulates Santa
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2010) - Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today reaffirmed Santa Claus as a Canadian citizen during a special citizenship ceremony.
"We wish Mr. Claus all the best in his Christmas Eve duties again this year," said Minister Kenney. "And rest assured, as a Canadian citizen living in Canada's North, he can re-enter Canada freely once his trip around the world is complete."
Santa was on hand to reaffirm his citizenship while 100 new citizens from 32 countries were sworn in.
"This is such an important day for Canada's newest citizens," said Minister Kenney. "Today, our history also becomes their history, and their future becomes our future. The Canadian story is depicted in the new citizenship guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, a valuable learning resource for newcomers and all Canadians."