Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ontario’s updated sex-education curriculum here to stay, Liz Sandals says

Ontario’s new sex education curriculum will not be changed once it’s made public later this winter, and students will begin learning it next fall, Education Minister Liz Sandals said Wednesday.

“We have done a lot of consultation,” Sandals told reporters after Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton, a candidate for his party’s leadership, complained parents have not had enough input.

Sandals inherited the job of updating the health and physical education plan after former premier Dalton McGuinty’s government withdrew it in 2010 with an election looming the following

There were objections from some religious leaders and parents concerned that children would be taught about masturbation and homosexuality, but McGuinty was also criticized for bowing to a vocal minority in the faith community.  (more...)

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