A group of activists opposed to the 2015 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum met with Premier Kathleen Wynne on April 29th demanding a withdrawal of the document.
They walked away empty-handed.
|Left to right: Gwen Landolt, Jotvinder Sodhi, Lorraine La Vigne and Maggie Amin look on. |
Photo: Lianne Laurence / LifeSiteNews
Speaking at an informal press conference outside Queen’s Park, the six vowed Ontario parents will keep fighting an odious curriculum they say will incalculably harm their children by exposing them to explicit sexual information far too early.
As well as (Gwen) Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women of Canada, the group included Jotvinder Sodhi of the Mississauga-based HOWA Voice of Parents, Feras Marish, representing the Muslim community, Christina Lui of the Chinese-Canadian Parents Alliance of Ontario, Maggie Amin, and Lorraine La Vigne.TheRebel.Media was there too. From Emily Pratt's report:
Wynne rejected their plea to withdraw or even pause the plan even after the mounting objection to it.
One parent noted that "if they want to give our kids a pizza slice, we have to sign a paper" -- yet somehow, parental consent isn't considered as important when the topic is sex education.
(This is especially ironic, since "consent" is one of the hot topics covered in the controversial curriculum itself.)The parent was Jotvinder Sodi, who, as a school council chair, must understand that if he declines to participate in his school's pizza lunch, the school doesn't cancel the pizza lunch.
Note to Emily Pratt: The parents in your story object to the teaching of consent to children -- that's irony. Fortunately, however, they may opt out of the sexual health components of the curriculum -- that's not irony.