December 20, 2013 — North Pole, Canada – Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today presented Santa and Mrs. Claus with the 2,999,999th and 3,000,000th ePassports at a special ceremony in Vaughan, Ontario.
Santa and Mrs. Claus live in North Pole, Canada, with their many helpers. Like so many Canadian citizens who enjoy extensive travel around the world, the Claus’ were thrilled to receive their ePassports — which are among the world’s most accepted and secure travel documents.
With his ePassport in hand, Santa’s pre-flight checklist is nearly complete. It will help ensure his present-delivery operations proceed without a hitch. He and Mrs. Claus are also reportedly planning a well-earned vacation in the near future. Santa also noted with much pleasure that the passage of the Canada Europe Trade Agreement will mean that toys produced in the North Pole will soon enter the European Union tariff-free.
Whether for work or pleasure, Canada’s ePassport allows for more convenient travel for all Canadians travelling this Christmas season.
Whether you are travelling by car, by boat, or with a team of flying reindeer, Canada’s ePassport is the most convenient and safe way to go.”
Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister
After a long and joyous night of delivering Christmas gifts, Mrs. Claus and I are looking forward to our hassle-free vacation in Florida! Ho! Ho! Ho!”
Santa Claus, Chief Elf and Founding Operator of Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole
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