This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. That left some observers, in the packed courtroom, surprised, confused and critical of the province for its conflicting messages. The government also launched a website for parents to report teachers who were not compliant, which some likened to a snitch line.
WATCH: Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson said Friday that they listened to more than 72, parents, teachers, students and other people contribute to consultations on the new sexual education curriculum. TORONTO — Ontario is increasing class sizes for Grades 4 to 12 in an effort to cut costs, a move critics say will hurt student learning and result in thousands of teaching jobs lost across the province. The move is part of education reforms announced by the Progressive Conservative government Friday that also include introducing a sex-ed curriculum that returns to teaching gender identity and consent after a modernized lesson plan was scrapped, revamping the math curriculum and making students take more online courses.
Current laws on sex workintroduced by the Conservative government inmake it illegal to purchase or advertise sexual services and illegal to live on the material benefits from sex work. Although it is legal to sell sexual services, in some cases it is illegal to solicit in public areas. It is the first time in Canadian history that the exchange of sexual services for money is made illegal.
Get accurate information about the topics and concepts students learn in school — by grade level. Resources for parents and the full elementary curriculum. Resources for parents and the full secondary curriculum. In this section, students learn information that can help them to make healthy decisions about things like:.
An Ontario police force is trying to take steps forward in the fight against human trafficking in the country. The announcement was made during a meeting at the Police Services Board in Ontario and after a presentation explained why London, Ontario is deemed a "hub for human trafficking of women", according to News. He said that all names of those charged with buying sex will be shared with the public, with the exception of those that are covered by a publication ban or in certain situations where it could hurt the victim's privacy, News reports.
Published: September 21, The pair of sixteen year-olds are planning a walkout at their school as part of a province-wide walkout on Friday to protest the new sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. Students at more than a hundred schools across Ontario pledged to walk out of class on Friday to show the provincial government they disagree with its decision to repeal a modernized version of the sex-ed curriculum.
Travis Dhanraj reports. Those updates made by the previous Liberal government included lessons warning about online bullying and sexting, but opponents, especially social conservatives, objected to parts addressing same-sex relationships and gender identity. But he said their freedom of expression is being constrained.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. The province, however, says those requests should be dismissed. If the government is going to be homophobic with its curriculum, you can bet the Constitution will have something to say about that.
Bill C, passed in Decembercontained numerous sexual assault reforms. But the most controversial one gave complainants the automatic right to bring their own lawyers and make submissions when the defence applies to introduce evidence of sexual history. This right has already been interpreted to include the power to cross-examine the defendant, first established this spring in the high-profile Ottawa trial of Joshua Boyle a former hostage in Afghanistan now accused by his estranged wife of sexual assault.
Then premier Kathleen Wynne had just unveiled the revised document, which newly included discussions around consent and sexual and gender identities. It was the first update to the curriculum sinceand many parents wanted it gone. Perhaps, she thought, if she could explain why she supported it, she could change their minds.