POLITICS

Three stories in the news today, May 4

05/04/2015 04:03 EDT | Updated 05/03/2016 05:12 EDT
Three stories in the news today, May 4, from The Canadian Press:

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ONTARIO PARENTS/STUDENTS MAY 'STRIKE' OVER NEW SEX-ED CURRICULUM

Ontario is already facing an escalating teachers strike — and now a Facebook group called "Parents & Students on strike" is urging parents who oppose Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum to keep their kids at home this week. The group complains the curriculum contains "age-inappropriate" content that doesn't fit with their "principles and beliefs."

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VOTERS HEADING TO THE POLLS IN PEI

It's election day in Prince Edward Island. Voters will determine the fate of a premier who's only been on the job for just over two months. The Liberals led by Wade MacLauchlan are seeking a third term after winning majority governments in 2007 and 2011 under Robert Ghiz's leadership.

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WATCHING THE POLLS

According to the polls, a political dynasty could be toppled when Albertans visit the ballot box on Tuesday. They suggest that after nearly half a century of Conservative regimes, Albertans are now kicking the tires of a potential NDP government. But while the appeal of public opinion surveys is certainly undeniable, can we really count on them to tell us what we think we need to know?

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