Santa Claus declared an essential service in Ontario

Santa Claus Ontario Premier Doug Ford gives Santa Claus the green-light to his annual delivery of gifts.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has given Santa Claus the green-light to make his annual delivery of Christmas gifts.

Ford issued a statement yesterday reassuring children across Ontario that Santa is still coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

He asked Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to consider Santa Claus and essential service, the Elves’ Toy Workshop an essential manufacturing business, and Santa’s reindeer essential transportation service providers.

“Santa and his reindeer have one of the most essential jobs of all, delivering toys to all the good children in Ontario and around the world every Christmas Eve. While this Christmas is different than any other, Santa is taking every safety precaution necessary and will continue to make his rounds,” said Ford.

Finally, Ford thanked Santa Claus, the elves, reindeer and all other essential workers in the province for their hard work throughout the year and wished everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.

Find the original statement here: