Some parents want Ontario premier to withdraw new curriculum

A group of parents opposed to Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum met privately with the province’s premier today demanding she withdraw the policy.

TORONTO — A group of parents opposed to Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum met privately with the province’s premier today demanding she withdraw the policy.

But Premier Kathleen Wynne says that will not happen and the new curriculum will take effect in September as planned.

Earlier this month, thousands of people gathered on the lawns of the Ontario legislature to protest the new curriculum.

Some complained that the curriculum was not age appropriate, while others insisted children should not be taught about same-sex relationships and different gender identities.

Wynne, who is openly gay, has said she believes some of the opposition is motivated by homophobia. The province’s education minister has accused Conservative groups of fuelling the uproar.

After today’s meeting with six people from different groups, the premier said she will clarify how parents can withdraw their kids from class when the curriculum is being taught, adding she hopes that will help resolve the situation.

A Facebook group is encouraging parents who oppose the new curriculum to keep their kids home next week in protest.

Just Posted

Red Deer’s Dream Centre for addictions treatment is approved on appeal

Several conditions are attached to the approval

Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB

LANIGAN, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board says Monday’s fiery Canadian Pacific… Continue reading

Alberta NDP wants new ethics review of government over election watchdog firing

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition is renewing its attempt to have the ethics… Continue reading

Alberta premier says energy war room will be respectful as it takes on critics

CALGARY — Alberta’s United Conservative government has opened its war room to… Continue reading

New trial ordered for Ottawa man, ex-lover convicted in grisly murder

Ontario’s top court has ordered a new trial for an Ottawa man… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Friday The Annual Old-Fashioned Country Christmas is being held Dec. 13 at… Continue reading

Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB

LANIGAN, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board says Monday’s fiery Canadian Pacific… Continue reading

Alberta NDP wants new ethics review of government over election watchdog firing

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition is renewing its attempt to have the ethics… Continue reading

Leonard scores 23 points to lead Clippers to 112-92 rout of Raptors

Clippers 112 Raptors 92 TORONTO — On a night Kawhi Leonard was… Continue reading

Alberta premier says energy war room will be respectful as it takes on critics

CALGARY — Alberta’s United Conservative government has opened its war room to… Continue reading

New trial ordered for Ottawa man, ex-lover convicted in grisly murder

Ontario’s top court has ordered a new trial for an Ottawa man… Continue reading

Report suggests agriculture needs changes to save climate and farmers

Farming needs to change to help save the climate and farmers themselves,… Continue reading

Police investigate after woman, two young sons found dead in east-end Montreal home

MONTREAL — Police officers who showed up at an east-end Montreal home… Continue reading

Most Read