QUEEN’S PARK – “The McGuinty Liberals would rather have elitist academics, bureaucrats, and special interests decide what our children learn and when they learn it. We’re proud to put our faith in Ontario parents,” charges Tim Hudak, leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. “Last week, after being caught attempting to sneak in changes to the Ontario curriculum that would have sex courses taught to six year-olds, Dalton McGuinty hastily backed away from his two-years-in-the-making plan,” Hudak continued.
“Despite this climbdown, the McGuinty Liberals have yet to apologize for once again attempting to impose the Liberal Government’s whims on the parenting decisions of Ontario families,” commented Hudak.
“Sadly, this is not the only place where the Liberals are imposing their big government agenda on Ontario parents. Dalton McGuinty also ignored the clear input that parents provided to his own child care advisor when he rammed through an all-day kindergarten plan that leaves parents who prefer alternate arrangements with no other choice but to withdraw their kids from school,” Hudak added.
“After the McGuinty Liberals spent days claiming they had consulted parents about their plan to teach sex-ed classes to six-year olds, Dalton McGuinty finally confessed that this was not true. First, the McGuinty Liberals were caught ignoring parents; now they’ve been caught misleading them as well,” Hudak stated.
The PCs are stating that the McGuinty government is increasingly out-of-touch with the reality for families in Ontario.
Hudak points to comments from the Ontario Minister of Education, Leona Dobrowski who stated, ““We began work in 2007. We have consulted extensively with all partners, certainly including parents.”
The PCs content that this is admission “That the Liberal sex-ed plan was a deliberate scheme over two years in the making, while falsely claiming that parents were widely consulted on the plan”.