Ontario PC leadership candidate Doug Ford has made it clear if he is elected the provinces controversial sex-ed curriculum will be reviewed.
“Sex-ed curriculum should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology,” he told reporters on Monday outside Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School.
“Parents should have the final say in what they want to teach their kids past this point.”
Within the current sex-ed guidelines, students in Grade 1 learn the proper names for body parts.
Grade 2 students are taught about the broad concept of consents by being told that no means no.
Concepts of gender identity are introduced in Grade 3.
Discussions about puberty start in Grade 4 and Grade 5.
Masturbation, intercourse, and “gender expression” are taught in Grade 6, while kids in Grades 7 and 8 discuss contraception, anal and oral sex, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Political Background: The plan has faced criticism from some parents and former party leader had originally opposed it, before changing his mind and supporting the plan later on.