Ontario teachers should stick to the facts — not ideology — when instructing kids about sex, says PC leadership candidate Doug Ford.
Ford took aim at the Liberal government’s controversial sex-ed cirriculum — for students in Grades 1-12 — which covers such topics as sexual orientation and sexting. Introduced in 2015, some parents protested, taking their kids out of school.
“Unlike the Liberals, I know that parents, not government, are our children’s first educators,” Ford said in a statement. “The sex-ed curriculum should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology. Parents should have the first and final say on what they want to teach their kids past this point.”
The former Toronto councillor vowed that if he wins his party’s March 10 leadership vote, he will revisit the cirriculum.
“The way that the sex-ed curriculum was rolled out was completely unacceptable. Consultations with parents were insufficient,” insisted Ford, who ran unsuccessfully for Toronto mayor in 2014. “The Liberals have refused their insight, feedback, and expertise by not consulting with families on changes to Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum.”
He also put former Tory leader Patrick Brown in his sights, saying he refused to consult his own members about the curriculum. Brown resigned as leader after two women made sexual miconduct allegations against him. Brown has denied their claims.
“(Brown) stonewalled debate of the issue by forbidding discussion of this policy from reaching the membership during our policy development process,” added Ford. “This is unacceptable. We cannot expect Ontarians to trust us to consult parents on curriculum when we do not even consult with our own members.”
Toronto lawyer Caroline Mulroney and former PC MPP Christine Elliot are also in the leadership race.
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies