Not all traditionally conservative people are judgmental, sexist or homophobic. They may reject a worldview without God and traditional rules of ethical conduct while being compassionate neighbours and friends.
"Sam hustled and worked hard and impressed everyone."
PC leader says he supports the curriculum.
He pledged to repeal the curriculum.
I have never seen -- in my humble observation -- a politician flip-flopping the way the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader has done, where at one point he sends a letter about a major proposal if elected and then reversing his position 180 degrees a few days later.
Social conservatives aren't happy.
Inside Patrick Brown's quest to modernize the party.
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"This curriculum is an opportunity for Muslim families to have mutual, two-way dialogue about values, relationships, marriage and sexuality."
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Alyson Schafer addresses parents' concerns and explains why the sex-ed changes are good for our kids.
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The backlash against Ontario's new health curriculum has left many people confused. Is it radical? Are fundamental parental and religious rights being undermined? All parents want to protect their children, but opponents of sex education are inadvertently doing the opposite. Denying children accurate and inclusive information about their bodies, human relationships and sexuality is not protective; it is irresponsible. Without such information, children are unable to care for themselves and grow into healthy and responsible adults.
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The Ontario premier says vandalism is not civil protest.
Ontario's education minister says parents who are still opposed to the province's new sex-ed curriculum being taught in public schools this year can pull their kids from class -- which is precisely wh...
The start of the school year won't be entirely problem-free.
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And that includes sexting, same-sex marriage and more.
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Tessa and Lia's grade 8 project led to a viral petition, meeting Ontario's Premier and including consent in sex-ed. Just like they asked.
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"It's just the basic rules of consent... I don't really get why they could be opposed to that."
TORONTO - Rob Ford says Ontario's new sexual-education curriculum makes him "absolutely sick."The controversial former mayor of Toronto made his comments in an interview with The Rebel, an outlet run...
A cabinet minister who said something racist or homophobic would almost certainly be fired. The same should hold true for a shadow cabinet member. If the Conservatives at Queen's Park are serious about being a queer-friendly party, symbolism and slacktivism will not cut it. They should discipline MPP Monte McNaughton for his repeated homophobia, and for breaking caucus policy, which is ostensibly in favour of the new sex-ed curriculum. It is important to note that McNaughton is no backbencher; he has the critic portfolio of international trade. He should be striped of his critic portfolio.
Over the past week in Ontario, thousands of students have been taken out of school by their parents as a protest against Ontario's new sex ed curriculum. In response, proponents of the new curriculum...
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TORONTO - Some parents opposed to Ontario's new sex education curriculum are expected to pull their kids out of school again today as part of a protest that seemed to gain traction in Toronto.The Toro...
TORONTO - The Ontario government has updated the province's sexual-education curriculum, a move that's been applauded by some and opposed by others. Here are five things to know about the new program:...
TORONTO - A parent-led campaign to keep children home from class in protest of Ontario's new sexual-education curriculum gained early traction on Monday as the province's largest school board reported...
TORONTO - A group of Ontario parents is threatening to pull their kids out of school this week, in protest of the province's new sex-education curriculum.A Facebook group called "Parents & Students on...
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TORONTO - The premier of Ontario says parents opposed to the province's updated sex-ed curriculum will "have to agree to disagree" with her government on the new document, which some critics argue is...
Ontario Premier Wynne ascended to power by winning over the small clique of Liberal Party members who can afford leadership conference fees and travel expenses. Both Ontario women and LGBT communities rejoiced at this opportunity to have, for the first time, one their own at the seat of power. People of colour and hijab-wearing Muslim-Canadian women face acute harassment that falls outside the sort explicitly described in Wynne's plan. As a candidate, Wynne reached out to visible minorities on her way to the mountain top. Then she forgot about them.
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TORONTO - Conservative groups are fuelling the vocal opposition to Ontario's new sex-education curriculum, Liberal Education Minister Liz Sandals said Tuesday as thousands of people protested outside...
This much we know: not long ago Dalton McGuinty backed away from proposed changes to Ontario's sexual education curriculum; today, Kathleen Wynne is intent on going ahead with them. What's changed? Both the data and the success stories we see at Change.org suggest women -- in particular young women -- are most adept at tapping into the digital age's potential and that changes everything.
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Just wait until you see how they do it in Nova Scotia.
If you were reminded of the silly words you used to say to describe your penis and vagina as a child, you'd probably get the giggles. In the world of pee-pees and wee-wees, some parents and kids used...
Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant sparked controversy with a speech last week condemning Ontario's updated sexual education curriculum. Though education is a matter of provincial jurisdiction, Gallant ro...
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In my province (Ontario), the government is currently revamping the sex ed curriculum, and it has the conservative circles in which I travel up in arms. They are deeply offended that the government is taking the teaching of sex ed out of the control of the parents and into the classrooms. I get that, I truly do. I want my daughter to know my beliefs and convictions about this matter, and she will, but she also needs to learn them at school. Why? Until each and every parent can tell me they have taught their children what consent is and looks like, when sex is okay, what healthy sex looks like, I will continue to support sex ed in our schools -- because there is no way I can raise my daughters in a world of kids who learned about sex from the Internet.
The provincial government announced it's introducing its proposed sex education changes. As expected opponents pounced, including Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Monte McNaughton. He gave Wynne the moment she needed to not only change the channel on her Sudbury scandal, but also to get the upper hand on the curriculum changes. There just aren't enough Ontarians looking to fight over sex education or who want to stand with folks who are actually homophobic or genuinely believe evolution should not be taught if people don't want it taught. They need to clear those last two issues up, very quickly and clearly.