BC premier declares Easter Bunny an "essential service"

Apr 8 2020, 11:34 am

While BC health officials continue to stress the importance of avoiding all non-essential travel – particularly heading into the long weekend – BC Premier John Horgan has issued a special “eggs-cemption,” declaring the Easter Bunny an essential service.

In a written proclamation, Horgan says that as BC premier, he hereby authorizes the Easter Bunny “to travel freely into and throughout the Province of British Columbia for the essential service of Spreading Eggs-cellent Cheer.”

Horgan stated he is “pleased” to welcome the Easter Bunny to BC “for your annual egg-delivering duties.”

He adds that this year, “we’re all looking out for our loved ones and our festivities look quite different. I know that you’re also taking extra care, so even if you can’t make it to every home, I want to thank you for sharing your positive spirit and happiness with kids across the province.”

Last month, the provincial government released a complete list of what it deems essential services in the province.

“Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning,” the government said in a release. “They are the services British Columbians rely on in their daily lives.”