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Doug Ford Begs Ontarians To 'Work Together This Halloween To Protect Christmas'

"We all know this isn't going to be a regular Halloween."

The premier is asking Ontarians to work together this Halloween so that we can still save Christmas.

Doug Ford strongly recommends that families living in hotspot areas not go door-to-door this year.

"My friends, we all know this isn’t going to be a regular Halloween," began the premier.

He said that our holiday season will be affected by the decisions we make this Halloween.

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My friends, we need to work together this Halloween to protect Christmas and the holiday season.

Premier Doug Ford

Ford made clear that isn't cancelling Halloween altogether, just door-to-door trick-or-treating.

"We're not cancelling Halloween. We're just asking kids not to go door to door in the hotspots."

"Please celebrate Halloween — just celebrate in different ways."

His words echo the statement made by Dr. David Williams today, who said that Ford's government is taking a firm stance against trick-or-treating this year. 

However, one Toronto infectious disease expert disagrees that the Halloween ritual is worth cancelling.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch from the University of Toronto and the United Health network says that trick-or-treating done safely is "as low-risk as it gets."