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TORONTO, March 6, 2015 ( – New internal emails obtained by a Freedom of Information request show convicted child pornographer Benjamin Levin remained closely involved in training and curriculum and policy development at Ontario’s Ministry of Education right up until the time of his arrest.

The emails have one pro-family critic charging that the Wynne government has lied to the public in an effort to cover up the extent of Levin’s recent work at the Ministry.

Ezra Levant, the former host on the now-defunct Sun News Network, released the emails on his new website, He says that they “show that child pornographer Ben Levin was a trusted friend and advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Education until his arrest on pornography charges in July 2013. This directly contradicts Liberal claims that Levin had nothing to do with government education policy, including the controversial child sex-ed curriculum introduced this fall.”

Social conservatives have called for the government to withdraw the sex education curriculum, which normalizes homosexuality and transgenderism, and informs grade schoolers about sexual activities at an early age.


The government has, understandably, done its very best to distance its sex education plan from the convicted child porn collector and promoter of incest who was deputy education minister until 2009, during the time the program was developed.  As Levant notes, when Levin was arrested in July 2013, Education Minister Liz Sandals claimed, “Dr. Levin's only recent involvement with the Ministry has been on contract research projects and guest speaking roles through his capacity as a professor at OISE [the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education].”

But Levant’s documents indicate that after Levin left his post as deputy education minister in 2009 he maintained a very close relationship with the ministry and especially his successor George Zegarac up to a few months before his arrest.

Levin also maintained close ties with Kathleen Wynne, under whom he served while she was minister of education. She named him as a member of her transition team in January 2013 when she took over as premier, and attended Toronto Pride with him in June mere weeks before his arrest.

The FOI documents show that in July 2012, Zegarac invited Levin to a retreat with the Ministry of Education’s “executive leadership team.”  Three months later, Zegarac sent a Powerpoint presentation to Levin for vetting before showing it to Sandals.

In November 2012, Zegarac wrote Levin about an upcoming senior-level meeting about curriculum, saying, “Your paper will drive much of the discussion. Cabinet Office rewrote the deck to match format of Health and others.” Zegarac also proposed a one-on-one meeting, which apparently took place at a bar called “The Foxes Den,” on March 20, 2013.

The following month Levin led a full-day workshop for 400 principals and superintendents, then reported to Liz Sandals’ chief of staff, Howie Bender.

Commented Gwen Landolt, vice president of REAL Women of Canada: “Liz Sandals would have had full knowledge of that memo to her chief of staff proving he was deeply involved in department policy-making right up to the time of his arrest.”

“These documents show Liz Sandals and Premier Wynne are now trying to cover up the fact that Levin was intimately involved in the ministry at the time. They have been deliberately misleading us,” Landolt told LifeSiteNews.

Though Wynne and Sandals claim Levin played no role in developing the new sex ed curriculum, Levin himself, while deputy minister, emphasized that he was directly involved in crafting curriculum.

“The sex education curriculum is severely undermined and tainted by these documents. It should be withdrawn,” said Landolt. Referring to Levin’s courtroom admissions earlier this week, she added, “He has sexual predilections for children and he has it written into the [sex education] program.”

Jack Fonseca, project manager of Campaign Life Coalition, wholeheartedly agreed, saying that there did not need to be absolute proof that Levin was using the sex education curriculum to groom Ontario youth for sex. “If there is even the slightest chance this curriculum was written with the idea in mind to get children thinking about sex at a younger age and lowering their inhibitions about sexual matters, it should be withdrawn,” he told LifeSiteNews. “If parents have concerns that this was the objective, the curriculum should be retracted.”

The Ministry of Education had no immediate response to Levant’s claims or calls for the sex education curriculum’s withdrawal.

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