Canadian politicians declare the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny essential services
Canadian politicians have declared the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny essential services, so kids can officially look forward to plenty of coins and chocolate in their future.
Speaking on Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault reassured children that the Tooth Fairy has now been added to the list of essential services in the province.
"And for the children asking, I can confirm that the Tooth Fairy now is on the list of essential services and is immune to the coronavirus," Legault told reporters.
Quebec premier has just declared the tooth fairy an essential service. No, really, he did.— Jonathan Montpetit (@jonmontpetit) April 7, 2020
Toronto Mayor John Tory similarly deemed the Tooth Fairy an essential service, adding that the Easter Bunny will also be given the go-ahead.
He reassured Canadians that he's been in touch with Premier Doug Ford about the issue.
Asked about declaring Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy essential as NZ did. Confirmed of course the Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy are essential workers in Toronto. Asked @fordnation to make sure they are essential provincewide as well. Thanks to everyone planning to #StayHome for Easter.— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 7, 2020
And it seems that Ford was in agreement with Tory, because the premier authorized the delivery of chocolate and treats to children of Ontario — so long as the Easter Bunny obeys provincial orders to avoid playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities.
Sharing the good news - the Easter Bunny is officially an essential service! pic.twitter.com/WO902xQOyD— Doug Ford (@fordnation) April 7, 2020
Ontario and Quebec will be following in the steps of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who made both the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny essential as of April 6.
The question of whether the Easter Bunny will be visiting this year amidst the COVID-19 outbreak has been a burning question for many Canadian children, including this Oilers fan.
Hello Mr @jkenney my son has a question for you. Thank you @doniveson @MichelleRempel #yeg #alberta #EasterBunny #covid19 #essentialservices pic.twitter.com/hRu353aqm8— Mookie Salinas (@MookieSalinas) April 7, 2020
Fortunately, it seems that Canadian children can still expect some magical visitors in the coming months.
No word on whether Santa Claus has been given the green light yet, should the outbreak continue.
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