Ford to Turn Back Clock on Sex-Ed

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Ontario’s education minister says the sex-ed curriculum taught to children in the coming school year will be an older version, not the controversial updated program brought in by the previous government.

Lisa Thompson says ministry staff are working to inform school boards of the decision to revert to the curriculum that was in place before 2015.

Thompson says the ministry will be moving quickly to consult parents on how to update the curriculum and details on that process will be coming soon.

Premier Doug Ford promised to repeal and replace the controversial sex-ed curriculum when he ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership and repeated the pledge during the spring election.

The new sex-ed curriculum sparked controversy, particularly among social conservatives, when the Liberal government introduced it.

It was the first time the curriculum had been updated since 1998 and included warnings about online bullying and sexting, but protesters zeroed in on discussions of same-sex marriage, gender identity and masturbation.

Thompson also says the ministry is looking into how to replace a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs that was cut earlier this month.

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

Thompson says the government will try to find internal sources to replace the funding, which was announced in April and cut earlier this month, surprising school boards that had just begun to spend the money.

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  1. Well I agree a child in school at a young age should not be learning this at all that wow you see so many teens are pregnant which not right at all because they were in school so ya I think it’s a good thing that they take it out until grand 6 sorry but it’s not right my son was only 7 years old he came home and told henhad sex-ed in his class I was so mad and still is now he not the 9 years old kid is thinking of sex which that not fucking right I don’t need him going to try it out on another child it’s wrong keep it out of younger children classes keep it for the older kids not the young once don’t need to know I did do it until grand 6 so it should be

  2. If anybody commenting here is interested in coming into our studio at Superior Media to tape an episode of “ONN Point” and have a round table discussion about the sex ed curriculum reversion– those in favour and those opposed–I would be interested to hear from you. WARNING: I will be referring to the actual curriculum and have a copy on hand (you can find it easily online), so if you are thinking of participating I recommend you READ the curriculum before you offer to join me. You can reach me via email: Timothy@superiormedia.ca

    • By that time, teen girls are pregnant and their lives are changed forever!. Even in my time, the mid 60’s, 14 year old girls were getting pregnant and leaving school. This ‘sex ed’ taught the proper names for body parts and what happens to your body as you mature. So girls learned about their periods before it happened (usually 10- 12 years old these days) and boys realized that yes, they could get girls pregnant. Why is everyone so afraid of this? It doesn’t incite curiousity , it takes the mystique out of it. Gosh in Europe, the mentality is totally different and there is none of this puritanism mystery around sex. Few kids live on farms these days so really don’t get to see the process and realize the ramifications.

    • Sex education is fine but when it teaches eight year olds about anal sex and blow jobs thats just crossing the line and where the fuck are parents? Why arent they teaching their kids that its vagina not pee pee or penis not weiner

    • Back in the 70’s and even 60’s Ten to twelve year olds were having SEX what DO WE SAY to kids now , who’ll end with the same excuse “I didn’t know you could get pregnant the first time ???

    • What if a kid in grade school comes from same-sex parents? And it seems like kids younger and younger are starting to question gender identity. I don’t think you give pre-teens enough credit for being able to understand and accept a lot of the sex-ed info provided. I’m not talking about anal or oral sex for grade school. But times have changed. Time to change with them.

    • Maybe you should educate yourself on the current curriculum. It was updated recently because it hadn’t been updated since the 70s. I am comfortable in having conversations with my son but not everyone is. Sex is not taboo and age appropriate conversations are necessary. The curriculum includes self image and bullying amongst other subjects.

  3. There are some things the government should stay away from and just run the province & essential services but to dictate education – its no longer a free country.Parents should be allowed choices raising there own children.

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