Andrea Horwath and Tanya Granic Allen: who is the “radical extremist”?

Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum is back in the news.


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Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum is back in the news. Since the legislature resumed on July
16, Ontario Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath has mentioned my name just about every day
in question period, always connected to the PC government’s plans regarding the repeal of the
Wynne sex-ed, and always with the same colourful description of me: “radical extremist.”

As near as I can tell, Ms. Horwath has resorted to name-calling either because she is against
practicing members of faith from voicing their opinions, which would be a dangerous area for
her to tread, or because I believe parents should have a bigger voice in how schools teach
sensitive topics to their children.

Neither are “radical” nor “extreme” and Ms. Horwath should drop her act of enlightened
arrogance and stick to the topic rather than bully and smear those who voice a differing
opinion.

For the last few years, I have led an ongoing campaign against the Wynne sex-ed agenda. That
campaign’s goal is to persuade the government of Ontario to respect the parents – to “repeal
and replace” Kathleen Wynne’s bigoted, culturally insensitive, and anti-parent sex-ed
curriculum – a curriculum that is the centrepiece of the most radical and extreme attempt at
social engineering in Ontario’s history.

Wynne’s social engineering agenda started off as an “update” to the Health and Physical
Education Curriculum, an update which Premier Ford rightly points out was imposed on Ontario
parents without proper consultation. Wynne’s “update” was met with ferocious and vocal
opposition from tens of thousands of Ontario parents, including many outdoor protests in the
cold winter of 2015, when the update was first announced.

Why were parents so outraged? Many found the explicit nature of the content objectionable,
especially for younger children. Others found that certain topics had the effect of sexualizing
children. These were the first and immediate concerns.

As more information has become available, parents are now confronted by the “on-trend” junk
science that goes by the name of “gender identity theory”. This unscientific nonsense –
basically, Kathleen Wynne social studies – includes the following falsehoods: that there are six
“genders” (although I think we’re up to 112 internationally now); that “gender” is somehow
divorced from one’s sexuality or biology; and that the total elimination of traditional “male”
and “female” identities is somehow both a possible and desirable outcome.

This last point has even led to totalitarian efforts to discourage or suppress of the use of terms such as “boy” and “girl”. Another outrage was Bill 28, a Wynne-era law that eliminated the words “mother” and
“father” from the birth registration process.

The most dangerous initiative flowing from Wynne’s “gender theory,” however, came with Bill
89, a new law passed only last year which, among other things, allows the government to seize
children from their homes when the parents are not supportive in seeking out medical
treatment for their child to switch sexes. In the short year since Bill 89 passed, I have already
heard of cases where children have been removed from the custody of parents who were
resisting the “sex change” of their child.

Underlying all of this extreme, left-wing, anti-family social engineering is the smug, nanny-state
attitude of the education “experts”. They are so very confident about how smart they are and
how stupid and unenlightened are the rest of us. They are so certain that they know what is
best for Ontario families and children: better than the parents, and especially better than
immigrant parents from less enlightened places like, say, Asia, or Africa, or eastern Europe. So
much for the left-liberal ideals of tolerance and multiculturalism!

Ms. Horwath, it should be noted, was, and remains, an enthusiastic supporter of this left-wing,
Wynne-sponsored, anti-family agenda.

Am I a “radical extremist” because I believe parents should assert their rights as the first and
primary educators of their children, a right enshrined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human
Rights? Am I a “radical extremist” for insisting that parents be provided sufficient and advance
notice as to when such sex-ed classes are taught so that they might then be able to exercise
their option to remove their children from a particular class?

In today’s politically correct climate, perhaps I am “radical” for wanting to protect children and
defend parental rights. Maybe I am “radical” to maintain that parents have a better
appreciation for what each of their individual children can deal with and at what age than the
so-called experts in downtown Toronto.

Perhaps it is radical to insist that words like “mother”and “father” and “boy” and “girl” still have a place in Ontario society and ought not to be banned or forcibly suppressed by the “Big Brother” or “Big Person” nanny state.

Are such views now radical? I suppose so! But the extremists have clearly revealed themselves:
Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath and today’s NDP.

They are the extremists who insist that they know what is best for your children; that their ideas of sexual morality are superior and more enlightened than yours; and that if your child attends a publicly funded school, then you ought not even be notified of what your child will be taught, and when, and you will not be able to remove your child from that class.

Now that Wynne’s party has been reduced to a miserable seven seats in the Legislature, the
mantle of defending her anti-parent, culturally insensitive and mandatory experiment in social
engineering has passed to Ms. Horwath and her NDP. Perhaps Ms. Horwath has the same
electoral death wish that afflicted the Wynne Liberals. So be it! When it comes to the sex-ed
curriculum and the left-wing, anti-family agenda, I am happy to name the enemy here: it is the
now the Horwath/ NDP sex-ed agenda.


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  1. Well said Tanya. I have already contacted Ford, Thompson and my own MPP regarding rumours of the transgender theory ideology possibly being taught in September. No word back, but I hope this government keeps its promise to remove this.

  2. It is not only sad but dangerous to remove Boy Girl Mother Father from the vernacular associated with child rearing. Children need a comforting stable supportive environment in which to grow and develop through what arguably is the most difficult and turbulent period of life from childhood through adolescence formative years that are well and truly confusing enough in this “enlightened” society in which we find ourselves. Quarter should be given to those unfortunate children that feel foreign in their God given gender but alas proper nurturing will aid and comfort them. Statistically they are roughly 10-12% per cent of the population. However increasing the insecurities of this period of development may explain why the suicide rate among transgendered youth is 40%. Parents must provide the safety and nurturing for youth to navigate early life not a nihilistic gender fluid bunch of post modern marxist ideologues . Intent on devaluing spiritual and family values to a point of meaninglessness. .

    1. Well said Tanya; NDP should understand & accept democracy. Mr. Ford has the mandate of the Ontarions /will of the people to repeal Kathleen sponsored sex eduvation. If Tanya is radical Howarth is liberal radical & anti religious.

  3. Good analysis! I studied human reproduction and development at a very secular university. There is no science behind “Gender Identity Theory”. I keep looking for something new that isn’t junk science to back it up and there just isn’t any. Forcing or tricking teachers into confusing children about sexual identity is no way to help people suffering from Gender Dysphoria. Everybody deserves better.

  4. Just to ascertain—>Has NDP leader Andrea Horwath (and/or others in her Queen’s Park office [and/or others in the NDP office]) already sent you a letter stating that she will never engage in any kind of correctly-run face-to-face debate with you;on sex-ed etc? And has she/others also stated to you (whether via letter or email [at the very least]) that she will not read/respond to any letters/emails (including this posting) that you,yourself,send to her?

  5. Just to ascertain—>Has NDP leader Andrea Horwath (and/or others in her Queen’s Park office [and/or others in the NDP head office]) already sent a letter (and/or email) to you,Tanya,stating that she (at least) will never engage in any kind of correctly-run face-to-face debate with you….concerning sex-ed & such in Ontario?And has she/others also stated that she will never read/respond to any letters/emails you send to her (and that should include this website posting) also concerning sex-ed etc in Ontario?

  6. Keep up the good fight Tanya. Let us know how we can continue to be involved, especially in the shaping of a new sex-ed curriculum.

  7. Who is calling the kettle black when it comes to radicalism Andrea? What was always accepted the norm is now ridiculed and condemned by the left. It is long overdue for Andrea to get back to Truth. On second thought, Andrea Horwath and her NDP family have sadly lost their way. At times she seems to be on both sides of the fence depending on how to win support. It is plainly obvious that devaluing of spiritual & family morals makes no difference to her in order to gain the power.

Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya is a former leadership and riding candidate for the Ontario PC party. She is also the President of Parents As First Educators.

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