I love the fact that I am Canadian. I have American friends, I love to visit the US, and have nothing against their country, but I would not give up living in Canada, or calling my self Canadian for anything.

I have had job offers in the states offering me more money than I make now, but not only do I like my job, I have no desire to move south of the border, not even for money. And, as of today, I have one more reason to be grateful that I live here. None other than Santa Claus himself has been officially declared a Canadian Citizen by the Canadian Federal Government.

In an official statement, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism said: ““The Government of Canada wishes Santa the very best in his Christmas Eve duties and wants to let him know that, as a Canadian citizen, he has the automatic right to re-enter Canada once his trip around the world is complete.”

Now I can say I come from the same country as Santa!