WorldViews: Canada just enlisted Santa Claus in its effort to control the Arctic

By Max Fisher, December 26, 2013

If it were up to the Canadian government, children all over the world would have imagined Santa Claus soaring over their rooftops Wednesday while carrying the dark-blue passport of a Canadian citizen.

Last week, in a publicity stunt meant to show off the country's new electronic passports, the Canadian immigration minister announced that "Santa Claus" and "Mrs. Claus" would be granted Canadian passports in an official ceremony.

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