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Teachers’ union challenge of Ontario sex-ed curriculum loses

An Ontario court dismissed a legal challenge Thursday from elementary teachers and a civil liberties group over the Progressive Conservative government’s repeal of a modernized sex-ed curriculum.

The challenge from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association argued that changes made by the government infringed teachers’ freedom of expression and put students at risk by failing to be inclusive.

The Tories repealed a 2015 curriculum from the previous Liberal government that included lessons warning about online bullying and sexting, as well as parts addressing same-sex relationships and gender identity.

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