Ford plans to repeal sex ed plan; Wynne continues to defend it
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes part in the meeting of First Ministers in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:49PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:21PM EDT
Ontario's premier is defending her Liberal government's update of the province's sexual education curriculum, which the newly elected leader of the Progressive Conservatives has said he'll scrap if he wins the spring election.
Kathleen Wynne says criticism that parents weren't consulted over the changes simply aren't true.
Wynne says approximately 4,000 parents were consulted along with child development professionals to ensure the material was age-appropriate.
The curriculum was implemented in 2015 and was the first update to the lesson plan in over a decade.
It has been a source of anger for social conservatives who want the material changed.
Doug Ford, who won the Ontario Tory leadership late Saturday, says he plans to repeal the Liberal curriculum and has promised to consult further with parents.