Deputy Ed. Minister accused of child porn opposed criminal checks for adults working with children

TORONTO, July 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As evidence mounts regarding the influence former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Benjamin Levin exerted in developing the province’s temporarily shelved “sexual diversity” sex-ed curriculum, it has been revealed that the alleged child pornographer also criticized criminal background checks for adults working with school children. 

In the cover story of the June 2013 Literary Review of Canada, Levin argued that “all adults working with students” should not have to “undergo criminal record checks.” The essay, titled Getting to Better Schools, appeared only days before his July 8 arrest. (Source)

We can’t pre-judge the outcome of Mr. Levin’ child-porn trial, but there are two well-known facts.

First, we know he opposed criminal checks for adults working with kids. Not a good sign.

Second, we also know that he exerted huge influence over the development of the sex-ed curriculum that scandalized parents from both ends of the political spectrum a few years ago, and which Premier Wynne is planning on re-introducing. Based on my 16 years of experience in working for government, there’s no doubt that his fingerprints are all over it.

The media have spun the story by saying that the policy was the result of consultations with many stakeholders. The McG-Wynne-ty government is also trying to distance the curriculum from Levin. While it’s true that stakeholders are often consulted in policy development, no policy developed within a ministry will ever reach the Minister’s desk without having been vetted many, many times by the Deputy Minister and without him ultimately giving the final sign off. Any time a policy is developed within a government ministry, the Deputy Minister has both hands deep in the dough. That’s how the system works. The Deputy Minister must always approve because it’s his head that will be on the log if some goes wrong. For anybody to claim that he was not involved or somehow didn’t shape the contents is pure fantasy.

The only way to distance the curriculum from Levin is to claim that the Minister’s office made dramatic changes to the policy brought forward by Levin. But that would mean that it was Wynne herself — the Education Minister at the time — that added the dirty stuff into the curriculum. Not exactly a great talking point for the six o’clock news.

Let’s also be frank: Wynne’s fingerprints are also all over the policy. As Education Minister, it’s her job to ensure that she’s comfortable with the policy and approves its content before it goes to Cabinet. So we know that she endorses all the filth in that curriculum.

Is that who you want for your Premier?

One thought on “Deputy Ed. Minister accused of child porn opposed criminal checks for adults working with children

  1. No.. Daltons progressive distraction (Wayne) has got to go ASAP.. Anything Mr Pedo touched should also be scrapped ASAP..

    The people of Ontario dont need the leftist MSM to make up their minds on this issue..

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