Thursday, March 26, 2015

Peel District School Board criticizes roll out of Wynne’s sex ed: ‘Consultation should have been broader’

Citizens protest the Wynne government's explicit sex ed program before a Peel District
School Board meeting on March 24, 2015.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 26, 2015 ( -- More than 300 concerned parents crammed into a vaulted chamber at a Peel District School Board meeting Tuesday night to protest the Liberal government’s controversial sex-ed curriculum, set to be rolled out this September in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.

Jotvinder Sodhi, president of the Home Owners Welfare Association (HOWA), gave an impassioned plea for parents’ rights that was frequently interrupted by cheers, prompting chair Janet McDougald to point out that according to the bylaws, Sodhi had only 10 minutes.

“Do you believe it, the board has only ten minutes for the parents!” Sodhi replied, turning to face the crowd, which had erupted with boos. “Please, please give us time!”

Sodhi emphasized repeatedly that parents had not been consulted, and that the majority objected strongly to the sex-ed curriculum.  (more...)

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