BC Premier John Horgan declares Tooth Fairy an "essential service"

Apr 24 2020, 11:56 am

While health officials in British Columbia continue to stress the importance of avoiding all non-essential travel, Premier John Horgan has made a special exemption, crowning the Tooth Fairy as an essential service.

In a written proclamation, Horgan says that as BC premier, he is “pleased to welcome our legendary friend who provides the essential service of rewarding healthy habits and good brushing.”

He notes in a social media post that “many kids and parents in BC have reached out to ask” about the “important line of work.”

He also reminded British Columbians that “we are all in this together” and thanked people (and creatures) of all ages for doing their part.

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

Childcare, health services, first responders, and infrastructure service providers are all included in this list.

“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.”