Although changes to the provincial sexual education curriculum have been in place for some time, many parents are still not happy with the updated lesson plans, and they plan on showing their displeasure.
A group of parental rights advocates have a rally planned at Queen’s Park Wednesday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and they want the Liberal program be scrapped.
The say the new curriculum is age-inappropriate, it’s too explicit, and they say the information sexualizes children as young as 6; basically it’s too much too soon.
They’re also upset parents were not consulted about the new curriculum which includes information about, depending on the age of the child, anal and oral sex, same-sex relationships and masturbation.
The group Parents as First Educators the updated information interferes with their rights as parents, and is causing psychological and social harm.
Meantime, PC leader Patrick Brown continues to deal with fallout from a letter which made the rounds during a recent byelection, which indicated changes to the curriculum would be scrapped.
But Brown later apologized for the that letter, which was distributed to some 13,000 voters in Scarborough-Rouge River.
In an online piece for the Star, Brown stated:
“It was a mistake for a letter to go out to Scarborough-Rouge River voters saying that I would ‘scrap’ the updated curriculum. This is not my view. This is not what I will do. In fact, the opposite is true. I apologize.”
**Photo via p-first.com (Parents as First Educators)