Santa renews pilot's licence

Santa renews pilot's licence
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Santa Claus successfully renewed his commercial pilot's license, passing a written exam as well as a health check - despite high sugar levels - and is good to fly for Christmas, Canada's transportation department said on Thursday.

Santa was given his pilot's license renewal by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, a former astronaut, according to a video released on Twitter by Transport Canada.

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"Santa, I've got good news for you, once again you've aced your pilot's exam so here is your certificate," Garneau tells the man, dressed in a fur-trimmed red suit and hat and wearing black gloves.

What Christmas is like around the world

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    A tourist sits on an inflatable seat while wearing a Christmas hat and celebrating Christmas Day at Sydney's Bondi Beach in Australia, December 25, 2016.

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    German tourists Mimi Wiebeling and Pauline Lapetite carry surfboards as they walk into the surf wearing Christmas hats at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Christmas Day in Australia, December 25, 2016.

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    German and British troops participate in a football match to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 at the ISAF Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan December 25, 2016.

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    Student volunteers, wearing the uniform of the World War II-era Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corp, walk on a zebra crossing as they raise public awareness of the Battle of Hong Kong in the territory's Wanchai district on Christmas day, December 25, 2016. This Christmas marks the 75th anniversary of the colonial British surrender of Hong Kong to Japan following the 18-day Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 during World War II, where local volunteers and Commonwealth troops fought in vain to defend the territory.

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    Indian Christians gather around a figurine of the baby Jesus as they celebrate Christmas in Bhubaneswar on December 25, 2016.

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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Christmas Midnight Mass in Saint Catherine's Church at the Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, December 25, 2016 in Bethlehem, West Bank.

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    People light candles during a mass on Christmas at Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, December 25, 2016.

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    A group of choir sings the holy songs during a Christmas mass in Colombo on December 25, 2016.

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    People gather by a Christmas tree near damaged buildings during Christmas eve in al-Hamidiyah neighbourhood in the old city of Homs, Syria December 24, 2016.

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    An Iranian woman lights a candle during Christmas Eve mass at the St Joseph Armenian Catholic church in Tehran on December 24, 2016.

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    Iraqi Christians dressed as Joseph and Mary attend a Christmas eve mass at the Chaldean Catholic Church in the northern city of Kirkuk on late December 24, 2016.

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    Indonesian Christians attend a Christmas Eve service at a church in Surabaya, East Java province, on December 24, 2016.

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    Sudanese Christians sing during a Christmas eve mass at the St. Matthew Catholic church in the capital Khartoum in the late hours of December 24, 2016.

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    Pope Francis carries the statue of baby Jesus during a mass on Christmas eve marking the birth of Jesus Christ on December 24, 2016 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.

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    French adventurer Capitaine Remi Le Calvez dressed as a Santa Claus, starts a trip as a hitchhicker in Paris, France, December 6, 2016, to travel to Rovaniemi in central Lapland, northern Finland.

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    The Eiffel Tower is shrouded in fog behind a fountain illuminated for the Christmas holiday season at the Concorde Place in Paris, France.

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    A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season behind a fountain and in front of the Louxor's Obelisque on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris, France.

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    Christmas holiday lights hang from trees to illuminate Champs Elysees avenue in Paris as rush hour traffic fills the avenue leading down to the Giant Ferris Wheel at place de la Concorde in Paris, France

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    Christmas holiday lights hang from trees to illuminate the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris as rush hour traffic fills the avenue leading up to the Arc de Triomphe, France.

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    The Printemps department store is illuminated on the occasion of Christmas ahead of the holiday season in the French capital Paris, France.

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    The Credit Lyonnais bank headquarters is illuminated on the occasion of Christmas ahead of the holiday season in the French capital Paris, France.

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    The Credit Lyonnais bank headquarters is illuminated on the occasion of Christmas ahead of the holiday season in the French capital Paris, France.

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    People stand near Christmas trees in front of the Vendome Column as part of Christmas holiday season illuminations at Place Vendome in Paris, France.

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    The Vendome Place is illuminated on the occasion of Christmas ahead of the holiday season in the French capital Paris, France.

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    A view shows the shop window of Printemps department store in Paris during the launching of Christmas lights ahead of the holiday season in the French capital, France.

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    A child looks at a Christmas holiday window display outside the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France.

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    A man takes a photograph of a Christmas holiday window display outside the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France.

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    Children look at a Christmas holiday window display outside the Printemps department store in Paris, France.

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    People look at a Christmas holiday window display outside the Printemps department store in Paris, France.

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    A view shows the shop window of Printemps department store in Paris during the launching of Christmas lights ahead of the holiday season in the French capital, France.

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    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (centre) and France's Olympic and World judo champion Teddy Riner (centre top) attend the ceremony to inaugurate the Christmas holiday lights on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

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    Actress Uma Thurman launches the Christmas lights of Printemps department store in Paris ahead of the holiday season in the French capital, France.

The video shows the elderly gift-giver completing a vision screening test composed entirely of the letters H and O, and handing over a urine sample.

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"Your health is good. Your sugar levels are a little bit high, but you are cleared to go, so that's the good news," Garneau told Santa, who responded with laughter.

Garneau also warned Santa against distracted driving: "Just a reminder, don't use your cellphone, and don't do any texting while you're driving your sleigh through the skies."

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