Sex­ual ed­u­ca­tion ques­tions

The Glengarry News - - News -

The Ed­i­tor, Dur­ing the last few months since the elec­tion of the provin­cial Con­ser­va­tives, there have been sev­eral news­pa­per articles and some ra­dio talk pro­grams on the topic of the new sex ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram in­tro­duced by the Wynne gov­ern­ment in 2017.

From what I have read and heard not one of these dis­cus­sions has hit the nail on the head.

I am now re­fer­ring to an ar­ti­cle writ­ten by Chris­tine Bl­iz­zard, pub­lished in the Corn­wall Stan­dard Free­holder on Mon­day, March 9, 2015, page A14.

The ar­ti­cle dis­cusses the case of Ben Levin, a for­mer deputy ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter and On­tario In­sti­tute for Ed­u­ca­tion ( OISE) pro­fes­sor who pleaded guilty to child pornog­ra­phy. The ar­ti­cle states that he was a key ad­vi­sor to Kath­leen Wynne and part of her tran­si­tion team.

The ar­ti­cle also states that Levin claimed that he sex­u­ally abused his own daugh­ters and other chil­dren when they were as young as 12. When this man’s at­ti­tude be­came pub­lic, sev­eral groups sent pe­ti­tions to the Wynne gov­ern­ment to put a hold on this new cur­ricu­lum un­til it was re­ex­am­ined with a fine tooth comb by a new and in­de­pen­dent group. It seems that the pe­ti­tions were ig­nored and the cur­ricu­lum was in­tro­duced in 2017. This then is the ques­tion you must an­swer. Do I want my chil­dren or grand­chil­dren ex­posed to a sex ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum de­vel­oped while Ben Levin was a Deputy Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion? Your an­swer to this ques­tion will have a pro­found ef­fect on many gen­er­a­tions to come. Len Si­wik, Alexan­dria

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