Ford government 'declaring war on the modern world', says Schreiner

Todd Smith has announced the cancellation of wpd’s industrial wind turbine project in Prince Edward County

Todd Smith has announced the cancellation of wpd’s industrial wind turbine project in Prince Edward County

Earlier this week, Ford's new Progressive Conservative government said teachers will use the 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum this fall as consultations are carried out for a new document.

OECTA, an organization representing almost 50,000 teachers in Ontario's Catholic school system, was among "thousands" of experts and stakeholder groups who were consulted and helped develop the the sex-ed curriculum axed this week by Ford.

The speech was prepared by the government led by Doug Ford's Torys, but read in the legislature by Ontario's Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

"This [curriculum] predates the legalization of same-sex marriage, social media, and the addition of gender identity and expression as protected grounds in Ontario's human rights code", she added.

Thompson said the ministry will be moving quickly to consult parents on how to update the curriculum and details on that process will be coming soon. He said the move would bring down electricity rates but struggled to explain how when asked repeatedly by reporters. "And we are cancelling unnecessary renewable energy projects to help lower your electricity bills".

In the throne speech, the government said it would replace "failed ideological experiments in the classroom - with tried-and-true methods that work".

Nationals end ties with Papa John’s after founder’s use of racial slur
He also spoke about his childhood in IN and said, there, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died. Papa John's is now scrubbing Schnatter's image from its packaging and marketing materials.

Tanya Granic Allen, who ran against Ford in the PC leadership campaign, said she was pleased to see that the throne speech confirmed a full repeal of the "Kathleen Wynne sex-ed curriculum and we'll return back to a science-based curriculum that's safe, that does not sexualize children".

Parents unleashed their backlash over the new curriculum at the onset, with some removing their children from classes in protest.

"The people of Ontario can't afford to wait and they won't have to wait", Smith said Tuesday.

Already "save sex-ed" rallies are being organized in cities like Barrie and Ottawa.

A spokesperson for the ACBO told PressProgress Catholic school boards are still unsure how Ford's changes to sex-ed will be implemented, noting they had "no formal discussions with the new government" before the repeal was announced and are "still awaiting information regarding logistics". Dropping the emissions pricing was a major campaign issue for premier Doug Ford, who had vowed it would be his first act after taking power as part of an effort to trim 10 cents per litre from gas prices.

With a file from the Canadian Press.

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