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Sex ed strike cuts Toronto school's attendance in half: parents urged to join province-wide

A student "strike" to protest the Liberal government's sex-ed curriculum that emptied half a Toronto public elementary school the first day of class and captured international media attention will continue throughout September, say organizers, who urge parents across Ontario to do likewise.

About 700 students of Thorncliffe Park Public School - or 50 percent of the student body - stayed away from school Tuesday and assembled instead in a nearby park for what strike organizer Khalid Mahmood of Canadian Families Alliance (CFA) styled the "school in the garden."

The predominately Muslim neighborhood of Thorncliffe Park in Premier Kathleen Wynne's Don Valley West constituency has been a major flashpoint of sex-ed opposition since the Liberals released the curriculum last February for a September roll out in all the province's publicly funded schools.

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