Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wynne’s sex ed plan could cost Trudeau the federal election—and she knows it

Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne with convicted child pornographer Ben Levin
at the 2013 Toronto Pride parade.
TORONTO, April 22, 2015 ( -- The federal Liberals are falling in the polls for many reasons of their own making, say pollsters and pundits, but one that may hurt them most in the run-up to the looming election they can blame on Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne: her controversial sex-education curriculum.

So announced Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Laurence Martin in his Tuesday column, citing an anonymous federal Grit insider. “A top strategist told me,” Martin reported, that “the biggest drag” is “the Ontario Liberal government’s early age sexual education policy.”  And the insider says: “I’m not kidding. It’s hurting the brand badly in certain ethnic communities, especially in the west 905.”

“The 905” is political shorthand for densely populated and growing residential communities around Toronto that share the 905 telephone area code. Their swing to the Conservatives is credited with the first Tory majority, in 2011, since Brian Mulroney.  (more...)

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