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Thousands protest sex ed in Premier Wynne's own riding, accuse her of 'betrayal'

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in Toronto's Thorncliffe Park, a predominantly Muslim east-central district in the heart of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's Don Valley West riding, in what organizers say is just the beginning of an exploding grassroots campaign against the openly gay premier's controversial sex-ed curriculum.

The protestors waved placards and chanted loudly as they marched from Thorncliffe Public Library to Thorncliffe Public School, where they remained for about an hour. The Subway to Damascas blog disputes the "hundreds" reported by mainstream press, saying that more than 2,000 people took part.

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Former Ontario deputy education minister pleads guilty to child porn charges

A man who once held the post of deputy education minister in Ontario and Manitoba pleaded guilty to three child pornography-related charges Tuesday, as graphic details of his online activities were detailed in a Toronto court.

Benjamin Levin entered a guilty plea for making written child pornography, counselling a person to commit a sexual assault, and possession of child pornography.

The 63-year-old, who was a university professor at the time of his arrest, was originally charged with seven child-pornography-related offences.

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Ex-deputy education minister looks for help before guilty plea

For the first time since he was arrested in July 2013, former deputy education minister and well-known professor Benjamin Levin has broken the silence about his child pornography charges.

Saying he's "deeply ashamed," Levin, who was deputy minister of education and a member of Premier Kathleen Wynne's transition team, has reached out to "friends and colleagues" to write letters of support as he prepares to plead guilty to child porn charges and faces a sentencing hearing, the Toronto Sun has learned.

Levin was charged with seven child-porn related offences under the Criminal Code.

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Assisted-suicide ruling part of 'activist' Supreme Court's stance against social conservative values: Stockwell Day

Friday's Supreme Court decision legalizing doctor-assisted suicide was a blow to Canadian social conservatives, the latest in a series of court rulings - on prostitution, gay marriage, and other issues - poking at traditional mores. The Post's Jen Gerson spoke on Sunday with one of the country's most prominent social conservatives, Stockwell Day, a former Conservative cabinet minister and onetime leader of the Canadian Alliance:

Q: Were you surprised by the Supreme Court ruling?

A: No. This particular court has proven to be activist and a court that leans toward creating law rather than ruling on existing law, so it wasn't a surprise.

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Nova Scotia Supreme Court upholds Trinity Western accreditation

Trinity Western University has scored a victory in Nova Scotia, where a Supreme Court judge has ruled that the province's law society does not have the authority to deny accrediting graduates from its proposed law school.

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in April had voted to approve accreditation of the B.C. Christian school, but only if it dropped a line from its community covenant requiring all students, administrators and faculty to abstain from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman."

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