Andrea Horwath: Doug Ford Repealing Sex-Ed Curriculum To Please Social Conservatives

Katie Ramirez
July 14, 2018

"They do not speak for the people of faith across this country".

The speech - written by the premier's office and read by Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell at the Ontario legislature - set out a road map for the majority Tory government's term, pledging to cut taxes, provide long-term funding for the health-care system and slash government waste.

Megan Houston, a mother of three - aged two, four and 21 - said it will affect how she talks to her younger children about sex, mental health and other subjects that were addressed in the newer curriculum.

"We will strike the Liberal cap-and-trade tax law from the books and repeal any legislation that would enable a future government to impose a cap-and-trade carbon tax", he said.

The cap-and-trade program Ontario was a party to in partnership with Quebec and California was funded mostly by over-polluting corporations, and was expected to garner $1.9 billion for the province this year.

Ford ended nearly 15 years of Liberal government in the June 7 election. "And we are cancelling unnecessary renewable energy projects to help lower your electricity bills", he said.

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The government will focus on putting everyday workers and families first.

On education, only days after the Ford government announced the return of Ontario's 1998 sexual education curriculum in schools, the Conservative government said they would end the province's math curriculum, know as "Discovery Math", in order to "focus on fundamentals that allow our children to succeed".

"It makes me, as a parent, more vigilant", she said. The Government for the People will also send a message to the world that Ontario is open for business, and it will back up that message by lowering taxes and reducing regulatory burdens.

"He shouldn't be ending cap and trade", he said.

The speech says the government will also respect parents, teachers and students by dumping "failed ideological experiments in the classroom with tried and true methods that work".

Fraser also slammed the Tory pledge to repeal the sex ed curriculum and said claims that parents weren't consulted during its development are wrong. "On the big question of how they were going to pay for everything without cutting jobs or services and balancing the budget, there's nothing".

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