First, Candace Maxymowich said that sex education should be abstinence-only.
Now, the candidate for trustee in Winnipeg's Louis Riel School Division is generating controversy again after she said she supports teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classrooms.
Maxymowich, who is also a Manitoba Progressive Conservative youth leader, posted a video on Twitter Sunday in which she expressed her opinion on Bill 18, a legislated provincial requirement for schools to accept gay-straight alliances.
"I believe schools should focus on the basics of education and leave the rest up to parents," she said in the clip.
A reporter with The Canadian Press asked her whether she supported religious instruction. She responded as follows:
@stevelambertwpg I've previously said that I support teaching students about creationism along with evolution.— Candace Maxymowich (@candacemax) August 17, 2014
@candacemax Thanks. Just curious as to what you consider 'basics' of education and where creationism fits in (presumably not science class?)— Steve Lambert (@stevelambertwpg) August 17, 2014
We can only imagine what Bill Nye the Science Guy would have to say about this.
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