"All of a sudden the Liberals are suggesting that Santa Claus is no longer Canadian and that they would abandon the North Pole and abandon Santa Claus," Calandra said.
However, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Santa's status as a Canadian is not in question.
"Of course he is," Trudeau said. "His postal code is H0H 0H0."
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a press briefing Wednesday that Santa is a "citizen of the world."
"Santa will find you everywhere. That is what I always learned," Psaki said.
She said Santa does not need a visa for his Christmas Eve visit to the United States.
"Santa does not need a visa. He has a visa waiver in the United States. So he can get to every house, and I assume that's the case around the world as well," she said.
However, Psaki had one piece of controversial information to share about Santa Claus.
"Santa is a woman, just so you know," she told the briefing.