Under Ben Levin’s time as the Deputy Minister a new sex education curriculum was in the process of being written. In 2010, the public found out the new curriculum would teach children about masturbation by grade 4, while teaching about oral and anal sex by grade 7. The curriculum also taught young children about how they could be one of six genders and may not be exclusively male or female. After two days of public outrage, former Premier Dalton McGuinty withdrew the curriculum and the battle was won – or so we thought.
Shortly after Kathleen Wynne was selected as Dalton McGuinty’s replacement as leader of the Liberal Party (and thus Premier of Ontario) she promised in an interview to bring back the rejected sexual education program in Ontario citing that the current program was out of date. She wants to reintroduce the teachings from the curriculum that was rejected in 2010; a curriculum that was created in co-operation with a man that has now been charged with multiple accounts of possession and distribution of child pornography as well as being charged with production of child pornography.