The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has reviewed and approved Santa’s flight plan for his upcoming trip around-the-world. Transport Canada’s on-site inspector and medical examiner also agree that the eco-sleigh passes inspection and Santa and his reindeer are fit to fly.
Santa took the pledge to “Leave the Phone Alone” and his cellphone is on “Airplane Mode” so calls and messages don’t distract him while he is holding the reins. Santa will reduce his speed over Canada’s coasts and waterways. He promised that all his reindeer will travel at a rate of 10 trots (equivalent to 10 knots) while travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence to ensure the safety of any curious whales.
source: Transport Canada