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Let's talk about sex: Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum

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I'm fine with the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum, I just wish there was more of it. It may seem lengthy because it's embedded in two voluminous documents. But they're the overall health and phys-ed courses, which include movement, nutrition, and even financial literacy. You have to comb through them for the sex -- as generations of humans always have.

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February 25, 2015 |
Ontario's revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum a welcomed change to the 1998 curriculum that has not kept pace with the issues that students face today.
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Ontario school board democracy is on the chopping block

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The Ontario government has released a list of 13 directives ordering the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to make drastic changes to the role of school trustees, and clearing the way for closing up to 100 schools.

We have been down this road before.

When the Mike Harris government was attempting to impose its will on school boards across Ontario, it accused the trustees in Toronto and other cities of being "dysfunctional" if they resisted the Conservative directives.

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January 19, 2015 |
Ontario plans to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. However, a recent meeting is leaving this in limbo.

Gatineau Park is a matter of national concern

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The National Capital Commission's (NCC) continuing destruction of Gatineau Park to protect the interests of private landowners should persuade federal legislators to reassess the agency's power to administer the park. And think hard about adopting legislation to protect it.

Time and again, Canadians have been told that Gatineau Park is the "essential feature of any plan for developing the nation's capital," or that it's the "Crown Jewel of Canada's Capital Region," or even, rather farcically, that it's the "Capital's Conservation Park."

Yet the place seems to be run by a crew of drunken sailors.

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Linamar deal a good start, but Canada needs a comprehensive auto strategy

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The Canadian and Ontario governments plan to make a joint investment of $100 million in Guelph area auto manufacturer Linamar, with the hopes of creating some 12,000 jobs.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt made the announcement Monday morning while touring Linamar plants.

With more than 20 manufacturing plants in the city, Linamar is Guelph's largest private sector employer and is not currently unionized.

"We applaud any investment by provincial and federal governments that builds the auto parts industry in Ontario," said Fergo Berto, Auto Parts Coordinator at Unifor, which represents over 38,000 workers in the auto sector.

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January 9, 2015 |
A majority of Ontarians support The Beer Store's offer to open up ownership according to a new poll.
January 7, 2015 |
Ontario's blood supply is at its lowest level since 2008. Meanwhile, CBS is shutting down donor clinics and cutting clinic hours. Why?
December 17, 2014 |
Pursing the Liberal government's privatization plan for Hydro One's electrical distribution assets is a costly mistake.
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