An American friend in Oklahoma sent me this interesting news. As a non-American I can't vouch for its accuracy but some of it certainly would apply here in Ottawa:
There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington this year!
The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season.
This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol.
A search for a Virgin continues.
There will be no problem however, finding enough asses to fill the stable