A local family is furious with the latest change in Ontario education. After waiting for this week’s announcement, Sarnia parents Richard & Margaret Sanderson are not pleased.
On Monday, the Ontario government released the long-awaited updates to the K-12 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Included in the newly-updated sexual education curriculum are highly contentious topics like healthy relationships, how to say no to unwanted advances, the dangers of ‘sexting’, and learning about STIs and sexual health a whole whopping year or two before kids share school halls with 18 year old students.
Margaret said that her and her husband Richard had booked a day off from their respective jobs so that they could travel to a protest in Queen’s Park and are now angry and conflicted.
“We were told they were going to teach our kids all kinds of nasty sexual stuff starting in Kindergarten,” said Richard.
“These Liberals think they can just do whatever they want and waited until we had made plans to release a curriculum that is totally reasonable and will probably help young people avoid getting hurt or worse.”
Margaret is concerned that the government has unfairly consumed her time and attention.
“I’ve signed petitions and sent dozens of emails to my family, friends and church and now what am I supposed to do? Tell them I was wrong? I’m appalled and angry.”
Richard and Margaret believe they may now attend the protest as a means of sharing their frustration with the tame nature of the curriculum.
The closure of a Kellogg’s plant was sad news for several London-area families, but some of Ontario’s leaders are celebrating.
Sarnia-Lambton MPP and Progressive Conservative Cereal Critic Bob Bailey joined members of the press and PC Leader Tim Hudak early Thursday morning to talk about recent job loss in Ontario. When asked about 500 jobs being lost with this week’s announcement of a Kellogg’s plant in London closing down, Bailey and Hudak offered celebratory remarks.
“They’ve shoved two scoops of raisins into every box of Raisin Bran and down our throats. Hard-working Ontarians have been looking forward to a day when they could put as many raisins as they want in their own cereal without having to support the lazy and entitled who don’t work for their own raisins,” said MPP Bob Bailey.
Tim Hudak said “The Kellogg Company promotes socialist agendas that have no place in Ontario and we’re happy to see them move out of the London area. The workers should learn to be grateful for what they have and are lucky they were paid at all.”
“Every one of my constituents back home knows what sort of company Kellogg is,” said Bailey.
When asked about the recent Heinz closure in Leamington, Hudak said he didn’t like the company’s pro-immigration agenda.
“I don’t know what they mean when they talk about 57 varieties on their ketchup packaging, but I think we all have an idea,” said the PC Leader.