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Ontario Premier denies accused child-porn maker had role in explicit sex-ed curriculum

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TORONTO, July 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Ontario’s premier, an open lesbian, has denied that accused child-porn maker and former Deputy Minister of Education had a role in formulating the controversial “sexual diversity” sex-ed curriculum that was temporarily scrapped after an outcry from parents, critics are not buying her arguments and presenting evidence to the contrary.

Dr. Charles McVety of Canada Christian College called Premier Kathleen Wynne’s statement on Levin’s involvement in the curriculum “just a parsing of words”. 

Wynne told reporters last week at Queen’s Park that “Ministers and deputy ministers do not write curriculum.” 

“Any suggestion that there was that kind of interference, it just demonstrates a lack of understanding of how curriculum actually is written,” she said, adding, “Curriculum is written by subject experts in conversation and in consultation with a wide array of people — and curriculum is reviewed and written on an ongoing basis.” 

Levin, 61, was arrested earlier this month in the wake of an international child pornography and child exploitation sting that led to his doorstep. He was charged with making child pornography, distributing child pornography, and agreeing to or arranging for a sexual offense against a child under 16. Added to those charges were possessing child pornography and accessing child pornography. 

Under Levin’s 2004-2009 watch as one of Ontario’s top education officials a provincial sex-education curriculum was developed with an underlying “sexual diversity” agenda. It began with 6-year-olds being introduced to concepts such as “gender identity” in grade 1. “Sexual orientation” was brought in by grade 3, masturbation by grade 6, and anal and oral sex by grade 7.

The curriculum was shelved by then-Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2010 after strong backlash from outraged parents. 

Levin, a tenured professor at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, has since been released on $100,000 bail, with a date in court set for August 8. 

Only one week before his arrest Levin attended Toronto’s Pride Parade with Wynne and federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Footage of the June 30 “Church on Church Street Service” shows Levin sitting in prominent front-row seats right next to Trudeau, who was next to Wynne.

Phil Lees, President of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity, dismissed Wynne’s attempt to distance Levin from the controversial sex-education curriculum that she has vowed to resurrect. 

“So what is the true role of the Deputy Minister of Education? As the chart from the Ministry of Education demonstrates, the deputy minister actually manages the operations of the Ministry of Education,” wrote Lees in a press release last week. 

“This includes all policy and curriculum development.” 

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“The deputy minister is the gate-keeper, with support from his office. They hire the department managers responsible for the development of policies and curriculum, and are the final check before policies and curriculum go to the Minister of Education.” 

“In actuality, the Deputy Minister has significant influence in all areas of policy and curriculum development,” he said. 

A damning letter from Levin dated April 6, 2009 — when he was then serving as Kathleen Wynne’s deputy minister of education — to Ontario’s senior educators states: “Today, the ministry released its new equity and inclusive education strategy paper, Realizing the Promise Of Diversity…This province-wide strategy has been a priority for our Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne and me.” 

“Doesn’t sound like something he was vaguely involved with?” commented Joe Warmington, Police reporter for Sun News. 

McVety called it “nonsense” to say that Levin was not engaged in the direction of the sex-ed curriculum. 

“I don’t think people actually think they type it out themselves but they certainly direct it. This stuff just doesn’t sell with Ontarians who know it’s implausible [that] the deputy minister and minister had nothing to do with the development of curriculum,” he told Sun News. 

“It’s just squirming and fooling nobody. It’s all the same material and it’s all curriculum.” 

“They can spin it all they like, but this letter proves that Ben Levin and Kathleen Wynne were joined at the hip in the quest to teach these ideas to children as young as six,” he said.



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