Parents opposed to scrapped sex-ed curriculum take matters into own hands

Area MPP leading Tory rollback of Ontario sex-ed curriculum

Little was said about what the new government plans to do to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in the province other than stating, once again, the end of Ontario's cap-and-trade agreement with Quebec and California.

"I was happy to see them mentioned in the throne speech and that is one area I am hoping I can work across party lines to improve public services for Guelph and for Ontario", said Schreiner.

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Both the sex-ed and math curriculums now in Ontario schools were described as "failed ideological experiments in the classroom" by former Premier Kathleen Wynne's government. Officials said they would consult with parents before modernizing the material. He said the move would bring down electricity rates but struggled to explain how when asked repeatedly by reporters.

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"For example, if you were a young black man in Scarborough, you will not be well treated by this government from the looks of this particular throne speech", NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said.

Cap and trade proceeds were to be used to pay for things like energy retrofits, but the program also added 4.3 cents to every litre of gasoline and about 5 cents to every litre of diesel fuel.

"I think it's an insult to students today that are growing up in a world that's completely different".

"You might get $50 or maybe $100 in your pocket, but you won't be able to access the health care that you need", she said.

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"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. "You can't just come in with a wrecking ball and take something down and then not build".

"I had difficulty getting into this media conference in the first place", Tabuns said.

Thompson says she'll announce soon a schedule of parent consultations across the province, on how to implement the revised curriculum.

McMaster University political science professor Peter Graefe said unlike some previous Progressive Conservative throne speeches under the Mike Harris government, this speech had little in the way of detail on major items.

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