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Sex-ed will be taught differently to Catholic kids: Trustees

The province's Catholic school students will be taught the new sex education curriculum differently than public school kids, two Toronto trustees say.

Angela Kennedy and Garry Tanuan, trustees with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), issued a news release Thursday calling on their fellow trustees to request a delay in the implementation of the controversial new curriculum.

"To me, the fact that the government has allowed a special teaching resource for Catholic schools to deliver the program is a red flag," Kennedy said in the statement. "Catholic schools shouldn't be forced to teach a program that doesn't ground the expression of sexuality in love and marriage."

The Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) has been allowed by the Ministry of Education to develop teacher prompts that are consistent with Catholic teachings, Kennedy noted.

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