Now we know why Santa Claus wears only red and white: Because he’s a Canadian.
And that’s official (ho, ho, ho). Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed it again at a citizenship ceremony in Calgary.
The Vancouver Sun reports that the cabinet minister “reaffirmed” the jolly fat man (maybe he’s been eating
too much poutine?) as a Canadian in Calgary, restating his remarks of two years ago.
In his statement, Kenney said, ” We wish Mr. Claus all the best in his Christmas Eve duties again this year. 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.”
In spreading Christmas cheer to the 100 new Canadian citizens from 32 countries in his audience, Kenney was making a serious point: That Canada claims sovereignty at the Pole — Santa’s workshop, seals, ice floes, and all.
The Russians planted a flag up there two years ago, claiming it’s their territory.
No word yet on whether the elves made off with the Russian flag.