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Is it time to cancel family gatherings like Thanksgiving?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says this fall, family gatherings, like Thanksgiving dinner, might not be a good idea until at least Christmas.

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COVID-19 has put a stop to many family celebrations this year. (Shutterstock)

For many Canadians, Thanksgiving is a time to bring family around the table for a delicious feast.

But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says this year, those gatherings might not be a good idea — until at least Christmas.

Canada's top doctor, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam, says the country is at "a bit of a crossroads," and that Canadians' individual actions today will decide the COVID-19 pandemic's growth.

Our question this week: Is it time to cancel family gatherings like Thanksgiving?

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