We thought that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was postponing the implementation of the sex-ed portion of the new curriculum, but according to an article from the National Post entitled “McGuinty vows to implement most of controversial health curriculum” it seems that the Premier is sending conflicting signals about his intentions:
McGuinty abruptly shelved the proposed curriculum Friday because of a backlash over its sexual-education component. However, McGuinty told reporters sexual education is only one of 12 broad themes covered in the new curriculum. “The 11 other areas don’t appear to be controversial in any way,” he said. “I think we can find a way to introduce much of that into the curriculum this September. So it’s not been for naught.”
The problem is that McGuinty hasn’t been very forthcoming about what exactly is going to be implemented and what isn’t. We don’t want the sex-ed portion to be implemented through the backdoor, once the protests have let up.
To all you parents out there: you need to get in touch with the government and keep pressuring them about the school curriculum.
To all the Ontario bishops that pressured the government: we thank you for your earlier actions and we implore your continued support on this matter.
And let’s not forget to keep praying.