August 2019

Starting this fall, boards will have to give parents 15 school days — or three weeks’ — notice about upcoming human development and sexual health lessons, and during which parents can submit opt-out forms. Lecce said in the consultations, a majority of parents were clear they wanted their children to learn about gender identity, but […]

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He also acknowledges that no conventional medicines had worked. “These families are understandably desperate,” he says. “And so sometimes they find, or try, things that doctors don’t.” Enter illegal cannabis. “We’d always been very law-abiding,” says Barry. “But you just think …” He stops. “We had already lost a child,” says Joy, taking over. “And I […]

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The Ontario government introduced the new Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum for children in grades one to eight earlier this week. On Wednesday, the government announced the revised curriculum, which includes topics like health, cyber safety and consent, however, it’s similar to the 2015 curriculum that the Ford government repealed last year, replacing it with the controversial 1998 […]

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