Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining sex-ed legal challenge

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TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it will join a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province’s Progressive Conservative government. The commission says it believes the interim curriculum discriminates based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge,Read More

Major teachers union to outline next steps on sex-ed curriculum

Sam Hammond and Ken Coran

TORONTO – As students return to class today, a major teachers union is planning to outline its next steps regarding the Ontario government’s repeal of the province’s sex-education curriculum. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has warned there will be consequences for teachers who use the modernized version of the lesson plan introduced by the Liberals in 2015. That plan included warnings about online bullying and sexting, but opponents objected to parts addressing same-sex marriage, gender identity and masturbation. The province has set up a website where parents can report any concernsRead More