Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum threatens to become federal election issue

It’s Ottawa’s turn for the uneasy lessons of sex ed.

With school restarted, so is the standoff over Ontario’s new health curriculum, and some angry parents say they’re determined to send a message to federal Liberals over provincial frustrations.

Voters say the curriculum has the capacity to sway the outcome of at least one riding – Don Valley West, home to the Toronto neighbourhood of Thorncliffe Park, where hundreds of parents home-schooled their children this week in protest. Many of them say they see sex education as a sign that the Liberal Party has become less friendly to immigrants, particularly religious Muslims.


Let’s see if the Globe allows this comment through.

How can the Liberal Party be upset?

This is the diversity they champion in action!

The diversity they claim to love!

At any rate the Wynne government already allows schools in Thorncliffe Park to enforce gender segregation during Islamic prayer services in what is supposed to be a secular education system i.e. Valley Park Middle School.

The Wynne government and the TDSB also permit the stigmatization of menstruating girls by forcing them to sit at the very back during these rituals.

I suspect this hypocrisy will be repeated, the sex-ed curriculum will be quietly dropped from Muslim majority schools. Count on it.

  • Exile1981

    I actually hope theliberals try and buy off the muslims with an exemption. It will make a great sound bite for the conservatives.

    • David Murrell

      Good point. The Wynne government is corrupt, and they are particularly corrupt, since the media are unwilling to investigate the Wynne-corruption at all.

  • Meanwhile, GSA’s were successfully forced on Catholic Schools. The fault of cowardly Bishops afraid to stand up for fear of losing tax money, or perhaps fear of going to jail. That’s why Islam will win — they’re not afraid to spill their blood! (and unfortunately everybody else’s blood).

    If the Bishops show some cojones and stand up to this, and don’t worry about money or jail, then I’m converting back to Catholicism.

    • Bataviawillem

      Is religion something you can switch on and of?

      • Clausewitz

        I think the poster boy for that Bat is Michael Coren.

      • I view religion as an institution and a set of doctrines, and hence something you can pick and chose. Faith and one’s personal spiritual experience with the Almighty is something different and should be unchangeable if it is genuine. Religion is simply the institution through which you decide to express your faith experience.

        I hope I don’t sound like a “flip-flopper” like Coren, because I think there’s a difference. Coren seems to treat institutional religion and personal faith experience as synonymous, hence his incessant search for the “correct” institution.

        In my opinion you can have a faith experience without any institution at all. “Converting back to Catholicism if the Bishops stand up”, was a bit tongue in cheek — no offense intended. I view the Catholic Church as a moral bulwark in society, without which all Christians could be forced to surrender our freedom of conscience to the State.

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  • Ed

    Liberal elites in the all of the West, not just Canada, imagine that they can flood the land with populations that depend on government, but that they (the elites) will always remain in control. When the baying hordes start demanding things like we see in Peel, the hand wringing will begin.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    And dumber-than-rocks Wynne and Sandals actually think they can find ‘compromise’ or ‘middle ground’ with the offended Muslim parents.

    That compromise would be, essentially, convincing the Muslims to go to hell (as the Muslims see it).

    But, since Wynne and Sandals refuse to see the religious component here, they don’t acknowledge that what they are doing is asking the Muslims to go to Hell.

  • Gary

    Don’t forget that the Ahmadi’s demanded a Mosque in our Public School once they were the majority of students.
    It all started off as a Charter Right when they had a few Chiiiilllllldren that only wanted a itty bitty space to pray in the school .

    Both these Mosques in Public schools had to be approved by Barbara Hall at the HRC , why has the media given her a pass since she knows that the quran is used in the school Mosque and it has verses about killing Jews and gays as a favour to allah.

    I won’t be shocked if this pro-shraria islamists parents at Valley Parkistan school resort to soft jihad like arson or spay painting hate on School building.