• Union to ‘vigorously’ defend any teacher who defies province by teaching current sex-ed curriculum

    The union that represents Ontario elementary public school teachers vowed to “vigorously defend” any educator who uses the modernized sex-ed curriculum in the classroom this school year in defiance of the province’s decision to impose an older version.

    The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) denounced the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to replace the current health and physical education curriculum — revised in 2015 — with a 20-year-old version. This includes sexual education.

    President Sam Hammond called the move “reckless.”

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