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Ford government to revert Ontario's sex-ed curriculum back to 1998

Ainsley Smith Jul 12, 2018 6:58 am 437

Another day, another program scrapped by the Ontario Progressive Party.

The new Ford government will be making significant changes to the current sex-ed curriculum taught to grades 1 to 12 in the upcoming school year.

This September, students will be taught an outdated sex-ed curriculum that dates back 20 years, rather than the modernized curriculum that was instated by the Liberals in 2015.

The modernized sex-ed program, which has been referred to as “controversial” and is opposed by social conservatives, covers topics like sexual orientation, same-sex relationships, sexting, and consent.

Following the announcement, the hashtag #SexEd began trending on Twitter, which led to many political figures voicing their concerns.

Opposition leader Andrea Horwath says we’re “going backwards,” while Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife said rolling the sex-ed curriculum back 20 years “endangers our youth.”

This move follows the PC Party scrapping a $100-million school repair fund and cancelling a project that would update provincial curriculum documents with Indigenous content.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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