December 25, 2010
A Very Special Citizenship Ceremony
This week Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney reaffirmed Santa Claus as a Canadian citizen. Santa was present during the special citizenship ceremony along with 100 new citizens from 32 different countries who were sworn in.
Minister Kenney discussed the new citizenship guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, which focuses on the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens, Canadian symbols, values and institutions, as well as on the scientific, military and artistic achievements of Canada.
Finally, the guide also provides information on Canada’s North where the Government is advancing an integrated Northern Strategy. In the words of Minister Kenney, “The Government continues to invest in measures that exercise Canada’s sovereignty and create more economic opportunities in the North. We want to ensure that Santa and all Northern peoples benefit from the considerable progress that has been made.”