Santa Claus cleared to enter Canadian airspace by Prime Minister and Mississauga MP

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Published December 23, 2022 at 6:37 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town, but first, he had to be cleared to enter Canadian airspace.

Cue Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mississauga MP Omar Alghabra, Transportation Minister. In a new video posted December 23, the pair show the behind-the-scenes of making sure St. Nick can bring toys to all the good Canadian boys and girls.

The video cuts in with Trudeau making a discreet call to Alghabra, likely on the way to the airport for his Jamaican Christmas getaway.

“Omar, it’s time,” is all he says. With the Prime Minister’s authorization, Alghabra begins his secretive mission. First he’s given a mysterious briefcase. He whisks the case to a secret location buried underground.

A lone computer terminal glows in the darkness of the bunker.

Alghabra opens the case to a find a choice to accept the impossible mission. Taking the red ornament, Alghabra commits and enters the code into the terminal to clear Santa for entry.

The video cuts to the jolly old elf enjoying a well-deserved pre-flight rest as he gets the signal that he’s been cleared for landing.

The message ends with a Christmas greeting on behalf of Transport Canada, “Santa’s cleared for travel in Canadian Airspace. He’s coming. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and stay safe.”

Just because Santa’s cleared for travel doesn’t mean Canada won’t be keeping an eye on him.

As they have for the last 60 years, the Canada-US defence partnership North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be tracking Santa’s sleigh across the continent.

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