Santa and His Reindeer Cleared for Canadian Airspace, Transport Minister Announces

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Santa arrived in Pikangikum on a Special North Star Air flight onboard

OTTAWA, ON – In an official announcement today, Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez confirmed that Santa Claus, along with his trusty crew of nine reindeer, has successfully passed a rigorous certification and inspection process. As a result, they are now cleared to travel in Canadian airspace.

Santa’s Certification: Transport Minister Gives Green Light for Santa’s Journey

Earlier this month, Minister Rodriguez received a phone call from the Prime Minister, reminding him of his crucial responsibilities overseeing Canada’s supply chains, which includes ensuring that Santa can deliver gifts to children across the country on time. Notably, Santa’s zero-emission sleigh aligns with Canada’s net-zero and climate targets.

Zero-Emission Sleigh: Santa’s Crew Supports Canada’s Net-Zero Goals

Every year, Minister Rodriguez meticulously reviews all of Santa’s paperwork and checks it twice, ensuring that Santa is well-prepared for his annual voyage. Santa, in turn, shares essential details such as his flight plan and pre-flight checklist (although he keeps the naughty/nice list confidential) and confirms that he has had enough rest for the long journey ahead.

Rigorous Inspection: Transport Canada Ensures Santa’s Sleigh is Flight-Ready

Transport Canada inspectors travel to the North Pole each year to examine Santa’s sleigh and its safety systems, including landing gear, de-icing systems, and navigation equipment. This year, they also checked the jingle volume of the sleigh bells and ensured that Rudolph’s nose is operating at maximum brightness.

Norad Santa Tracker

NORAD’s Tracking: North American Aerospace Defense Command Prepares to Monitor Santa’s Journey

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces emphasized that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is ready to track Santa on December 24, marking the program’s 68th year. NORAD continuously monitors and defends North American airspace and takes on the additional mission of tracking Santa’s global journey.

Quick facts:

NORAD Tracks Santa is a global experience, delighting families worldwide.

NORAD is a bi-national organization of the United States and Canada responsible for aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America. NORAD plays a vital role in safeguarding the sovereign airspace of both countries.

As the holiday season approaches, Canadians can once again look forward to NORAD’s annual tradition of tracking Santa Claus as he brings joy to children around the world. Stay tuned for updates on Santa’s journey on December 24!

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