A Montreal shopping mall is getting criticized for trotting out Santa Claus on Remembrance Day.
Saint Nick arrives at Place Versailles on Saturday morning – about an hour before ceremonies are held to honour Canada’s war dead.
The mall’s management has been lambasted online – with social media users calling on Santa’s visit to be rescheduled.
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In response, the mall says it isn’t logistically possible to have Santa come another day.
Santa’s elaborate entrance by helicopter has been promoted for several days.
Management apologized in a Facebook post and says it will also mark Remembrance Day in some fashion.