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Andrea Horwath: Doug Ford Repealing Sex-Ed Curriculum To Please Social Conservatives

Andrea Horwath: Doug Ford Repealing Sex-Ed Curriculum To Please Social Conservatives

The Tories also promised to remove restrictions on police officers they said "treat those in uniform as subjects of suspicion and scorn".

The speech, read by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, set out a road map for the majority Tory government's term, pledging to cut taxes, provide long-term funding for the health-care system and slash government waste.

Megan Houston, a mother of three - aged two, four and 21 - said it will affect how she talks to her younger children about sex, mental health and other subjects that were addressed in the newer curriculum. We are striking the cap-and-trade carbon tax from the books. "We intend to use legislative tools to ensure that the interests of the students and their families come first and the students can get back to class for this fall".

The money was to be paid out from revenues of the cap-and-trade system, which Ford began dismantling nearly immediately after taking office, as he had promised to do.

Tabuns said it's unlikely the NDP will support any of the bills the government will put forward during the short session including back-to-work legislation to end the York strike and repealing cap-and-trade laws.




The government announced Wednesday that schools would temporarily revert to an older version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the updated version brought in by the Liberals three years ago.

Some parents, too, said they would have to make adjustments in light of the change.

Horwath said the speech also signals that the Tory government will begin to move away from providing essential public services in favour of cutting taxes. Their decision to cancel cap and trade has also put an end to a number of initiatives funded from the program's revenue, such as rebates for green retrofits and a $100 million fund for school repairs.

The speech says the government will also respect parents, teachers and students by dumping "failed ideological experiments in the classroom with tried and true methods that work".

"Some numbers - 4,000 parents, 2,400 educators, 700 students, 170 organizations including CAMH over ten years went into writing this curriculum, so anyone saying there wasn't enough consultation is telling you nonsense", she said.