Articles tagged Ontario Sex Ed

No To Ontario Premier McGuinty’s Sex Education

Commentary By Fr. Alphonse de Valk (this article is republished with permission from the June 10, 2010 edition of Catholic Insight magazine) June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On April 22, 2010, Premier Dalton McGuinty and his education minister, Leona Dombrowsky, announced a new sex education program for public and Catholic schools in Ontario. This plan had been prepared beforehand by then-education minister Kathleen Wynne, who lives a lesbian lifestyle with her same-sex partner. The program for Grade 1 stipulated that children learn all parts of the human body, including all sexual parts. In Grade 3, children would have been told they […]
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Dramatic Turnaround: Ontario Premier Backs Down – Explicit Sex Ed Needs ‘Serious Rethink’

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, April 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After intense criticism in recent days, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced this afternoon that he has decided to delay implementing the government’s controversial and explicit new elementary sex ed curriculum. “It’s become pretty obvious to us that we need to give this a serious rethink,” he told reporters.  He admitted that the changes in the new curriculum had been communicated poorly, and noted that parents were clearly distressed over it.  The government must “find a policy and a curriculum that [parents are] comfortable with,” he said. “The net we […]
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Ontario Liberal Premier: Catholic Schools Must Teach Explicit Sex Ed – Conservative Disagrees

By Patrick B. Craine Update: Since this story was published, Premier McGuinty has announced that he is indefinitely suspending plans to implement the new sex-ed curriculum across the board, due to the intense backlash that it has received. Read more here. TORONTO, Ontario, April 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Wednesday that the Ontario government will be requiring Catholic schools to teach the new provincial, explicit sex ed curriculum that been slammed not only by Catholic leaders but the Progressive Conservative party and secular columnists. “They're part of the publicly funded school system here in Ontario and […]
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Ottawa Archbishop Urges “Firestorm of Response” to Explicit Sex Ed Curriculum

By Patrick B. Craine Update: Since this story was published, Premier McGuinty has announced that he is indefinitely suspending plans to implement the new sex-ed curriculum across the board, due to the intense backlash that it has received. Read more here. OTTAWA, Ontario, April 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa has called on Ontario Catholic parents to issue “a firestorm of response” to the Ontario government in light of Premier Dalton McGuinty's assertion Wednesday that Catholic schools will be required to implement a new elementary sex ed curriculum that promotes homosexualism and other activities contrary to Catholic […]
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Mandatory Curriculum for Ontario Schools Promotes Homosexuality, Masturbation

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As of next year, Grade 6 students in Ontario's publicly-funded schools can expect to be taught that masturbation “is common and is not harmful and is one way of learning about your body,” according to a newly-revised curriculum document released by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry put out its new Health and Physical Education curriculum for grades 1 to 8 in January, and a spokesperson has confirmed to LifeSiteNews (LSN) that the new curriculum will be mandatory for all schools, Catholic and public, in September 2010.  The high school […]
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