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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Change Coming To Sex Education Curriculum

Regional | by Peter Jackson  

The Ford government is scrapping the 2015 Liberal sex ed update

What's old is new again when it comes to sex education in Ontario schools, in a move promised by Premier Doug Ford on the election campaign trail.

Education Minister and Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has announced that the province will go back to the sex ed curriculum that was in place up till 2015.

Same-sex marriage, gender identity and masturbation discussions included in the Liberal update of the curriculum upset social conservatives, who wanted them removed.

Thompson says she'll announce soon a schedule of parent consultations across the province, on how to implement the revised curriculum.

The announcement quickly follows word that $100 million earmarked for school repairs and upgrades is being cut.

The program was to be funded with revenue from the cap-and-trade system, which is being abolished.

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