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Sex and politics just don't mix

Former premier Dalton McGuinty discovered in 2010 that sex and politics just don't mix. That's when he first tried to re-vamp the sex education curriculum.

He was forced to back-track not because parents are prudes, as some would have you believe, but because parents believed they know what's best for their kids. And they weren't consulted.

They weren't ready for a curriculum that would have kids in Grade 1 identifying body parts and that would have taught eight-year-olds about same sex marriage and gender identity.

Grade 6 students would have learned about such issues as oral and anal sex.

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University of Toronto professor says some classroom activism fostered by The Toronto District School Board and OISE amounts to child abuse

There are teachers in the Toronto District School Board who are subjecting children in Toronto's public schools to child abuse on a daily basis.

It's a minority of them to be sure, but they are in the system and they operate with the blessing of the School Board and of Ontario's foremost teachers college.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) has posted a number of interviews with active public school teachers promoting teacher activism in the classroom. The interviews will come as a surprise to those who think the purpose of school is to teach children essential knowledge of mathematics, grammar, geography, literature and civics.

Instead of that core foundation, these activist teachers feel they have a mandate to promote their own politics and biases to the children over whom they have been given authority.

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Dad found man sexually assaulting daughter, 4

A man who snuck into an unlocked home, abducted a four-year-old girl from her bed and sexually assaulted her on Boxing Day 2011, was found guilty of all charges Thursday.

Ryan Belbin - who had no prior criminal convictions - snatched the sleeping girl at 3 a.m., stripped her naked and was "hunkering over" the child in a North York backyard when the panicked victim's father discovered the horrifying sight, Justice Nola Garton said in a written judgment.

Belbin, 30, will be sentenced for breaking and entering, abduction of a minor, sexual assault and sexual interference on Nov. 27.

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Exclusive documents show sex-ed consultation lacking

Ontario's sex-ed curriculum consultation provides no information to parents on the curriculum.

Parents taking the survey are strongly encouraged not to consult with other parents when filling out the survey. And the survey is being managed by Liberal-connected Pollara Research.

The sex-ed consultation package of documents was obtained by Sun News Network from a concerned whistleblowing parent and a school principal who wish to remain anonymous over fears of reprisals against them.

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Accused pleads guilty in high-profile child pornography case in Halifax

One of the accused in a prominent child pornography case in Halifax that made national headlines has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him.

The accused, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty today in youth court to making child pornography.

The second charge against him, distributing child pornography, was dropped by the Crown.

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Ben Levin in Court on Child Porn Charges

A former advisor to Kathleen Wynne, Ben Levin pleaded not guilty to seven charges related to child pornography today in Toronto.

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Project aiming to push 'LGBTQ2S' picture books into pre-K classes meets funding goal

An online fundraising project to publish new LGBTQ2S picture books for children aged 4-8, with the hope of having the books picked up by schools, has recently met its fundraising target.  693 backers pledged a combined $56,793 to the project, called the "Flamingo Rampant Book Club."  The fundraising goal was $49,000.

The books will "celebrate a great and wide variety of LGBTQ2S kids, families, and communities," according to the description of the project.  The books will also "celebrate gender-independent kids and adults."

The individual behind the project is S. Bear Bergman.  Given that his same-sex spouse, who goes by the name "j wallace," is an employee of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), and that these books are being marketed to teachers and school librarians, it is more than likely that these books will end up in elementary school classrooms across Toronto.

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Why won't Liberals let parents in on sex-ed talk?

Any time sex and politics collide, you can expect fireworks.

Around Queen’s Park, the combination of those topics is explosive. Anyone who dares question how the government will implement its new sex education curriculum is immediately slapped with a variety of labels: You're homophobic, reactionary - or just plain prudish.

So much for full and free debate.

That's a pity, because school curriculum shouldn't have a political agenda.

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Richard Dawkins sparks outrage with claim that it’s 'immoral' to not abort fetus with Down syndrome

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins triggered a wave of online backlash after telling a Twitter follower he would abort a fetus with Down syndrome "and try again."

"It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice," he wrote, responding to the woman’s hypothetical question Wednesday.

In the ensuing 24 hours, Prof. Dawkins defended his position amid an onslaught of criticism that saw some accuse him of advocating eugenics. 

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All parents should have say in sex-ed changes: PCs

The Ontario Liberal government should release its new sex education curriculum for all parents to see and comment on before implementation in the next school year, Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton says.

“This is another Liberal broken promise — another example of Liberal contempt for voters and parents in the province of Ontario,” McNaughton told Premier Kathleen Wynne Tuesday in the legislature. “It seems you are afraid of telling parents what you intend to teach their children ... What are you trying to hide?”

McNaughton raised the issue during question period, drawing a strong response from Wynne and her fellow Liberals.

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George W. Bush predicted EXACTLY what is happening in Iraq today – ‘Mass killings, terrorist safe haven…’

In 2007, George W. Bush predicted exactly what is happening in Iraq today if we were to completely pull out of Iraq. He cited mass killings, a safe haven for terrorists, and a far more dangerous enemy.

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Conservatives propose increasing legal marriage age to 16, say it will keep 'barbaric cultural practices' out of Canada

The government is proposing to set 16 as the national age of marriage in legislation introduced in the House of Commons on Wednesday that it says will help keep "barbaric cultural practices" out of Canada.

The bill tabled by Chris Alexander, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, targets early forced marriages as well as polygamy, which the legislation would make grounds for deportation.

The "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" would make it a criminal offence to participate in or officiate the marriage of an underage child. Removing a child from Canada for the purposes of forced marriage would also be criminalized.

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Teen sex novel lands former Ontario teachers disciplinary head in hot water

Jacques Tremblay resigned his position as chair of the OCT's disciplinary committee, a position that involves overseeing sexual assault cases, in 2011 after his part in writing a soft porn novel titled "The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess" was exposed in a Toronto Star investigation.

The book "is a lurid tale of striptease, breast fondling, bum grabbing, orgasms, drugs and blackmail," reported the Star's Kevin Donovan in the exposé.

The cover of the book depicts the backs of a boy and a girl naked from the waist up looking at a silhouette of the CN Tower.

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Ontario Liberals to introduce updated version of sex education curriculum pulled in 2010 over religious objections

The Liberal government will reintroduce an updated version of the sex education curriculum for Ontario schools that it withdrew in 2010 because of objections from religious leaders, Education Minister Liz Sandals said Thursday.

An "age-appropriate" health and physical education curriculum will be ready for the start of classes next fall, based in part on consultations carried out after the past one was withdrawn, Ms. Sandals said.

"In our increasingly interconnected world, students often get information from unreliable and inaccurate sources," she said. "That is why an up-to-date, relevant and appropriate health and physical education curriculum is needed now more than ever, and is why we are committed to having one in place for the 2015 school year."

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U.S. congressman's pro-life response to his teen daughter's pregnancy

Pro-life Congressman Bill Cassidy, R-LA, has announced he will soon be a grandfather, as his unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant with a baby due later this summer.

Cassidy, who is challenging pro-abortion Democrat Mary Landrieu for the U.S. Senate seat she has held since 1997, made the announcement in a press release late last week. 

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," Cassidy wrote. "Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support."

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