McGuinty flip flops on sex-ed Out of touch government should talk to parents first

For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2010

Queen’s Park — Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett says the McGuinty sex-ed flip flop is just one more example of nanny-state leadership out of touch with Ontario families.

“Instead of talking to parents first, this government went ahead with the belief that it can raise Ontario’s children better than their own parents can,” Barrett stated. “The fact that government tried to hide this scheme from parents, makes it even worse.”

Yesterday, Premier McGuinty scrapped the sex-ed policy, following protest from parents across the province on hearing of the government’s plans.

“Unfortunately, this government failed to properly communicate with parents across the province ahead of releasing their sex-ed plans,” continued Barrett. “This time it looks like government’s arrogant approach has come back to bite them.”

Since news of the program broke, members of the Opposition have called on government to listen to parents before implementing plans that will have a direct impact on children.

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For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at
(519) 428-0446 or (905)-765-8413, 1-800-903-8629