Area MPP leading Tory rollback of Ontario sex-ed curriculum

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

Progressive Conservative house leader Todd Smith says the government will act quickly on all three items because they are time sensitive and can not wait until the fall, when the house normally returns.

"Doug Ford cares more about the favours that he owes to social conservatives than he does about keeping our young people safe", said the NDP leader, arguing that Ford was aiming to please those who helped him win the party leadership earlier this year. "They won't have to wait. And we will always put the best interests of the people first".

"Given the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program and the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Programs are funded through cap-and-trade proceeds, these programs are cancelled".

A local group, the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, opposed the project, saying it believed it would be detrimental to the "unique historical, agricultural, cultural and rural character" of the region. It also vowed to end "unfair, unaffordable green energy contracts" it said were imposed on rural communities.

Although Ford calls sex-ed a "failed ideological experiment" and promised to repeal sex-ed to secure the support of social conservatives during this year's Ontario PC leadership race, mainstream Catholic educators say Ford's decision to revert to an outdated 20-year-old sex-ed curriculum will harm students instead. "It is very much top of mind for your new government", it said.

The throne speech did, however, promise to keep open the Pickering nuclear generating station and continue to work with Ottawa during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.


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.

"Absolutely not, I'm here today, I'm taking questions", he said.

Earlier this week, the Tory government said teachers will use the 1998 version of the sexual-education curriculum in classrooms this fall as consultations are carried out for a new curriculum. I was given one exemption.

"We are ending the deadlocked strike at York University so students can get back to school".

In the statement, the Tories said the summer session will build on the work their government has already undertaken, such as steps to dismantle cap and trade and measures to curb government spending.

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