Just days after its initial proposal at the PC Convention, Premier Doug Ford says he is killing the debate on gender identity and it will not be moving forward.
While speaking to reporters on Monday, Ford said the proposal was non-binding.
“It came from the floor, I’m not moving forward with that, so it’s done,” Ford said.
Policy Resolution R4, which passed at the Ontario PC Convention on Saturday, was introduced by Tanya Granic Allen and stated that the “gender identity theory” should be removed from schools and curriculums.
The move sparked debate as parties criticized the PCs actions.
Former Premier, and Ontario Liberal Education Critic Kathleen Wynne called the resolution a direct endorsement of discrimination, and said that students deserve the right to go to schools in “safe and inclusive” environments.
“It is dangerous, reckless, and irresponsible for a party to endorse discrimination and tell people that how they identify themselves is not real,” she said.
In her statement, Wynne called on Doug Ford to immediately denounce “this dangerous resolution.”
- Ontario PCs adopt resolution to debate recognition of gender identity
- Ontario introducing a low-income tax credit starting in 2019