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“Parents are clearly divided on the issue of repeal of the 2015 sex ed curriculum. You’ve got half (51 per cent) who support the premier’s decision to repeal it and canada goose outlet you’ve got half who are opposed,” Sean Simpson, vice president of Ipsos Public Affairs, told Global News.

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Thousands have signed petitions calling on the Ontario government to reconsider its repeal of the more recent edition of the curriculum. Six canada goose outlet orlando families announced a plan in August to file a case with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, noting that the old version of the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students.

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Simpson said the issue boils down to be more of a political one versus education and awareness of the most recent curriculum.

canada goose clearance obviously a disconnect here, and I think a lot of it likely has to do with a lack of knowledge as to what’s actually in that 2015 curriculum, he said. canada goose clearance

canada goose uk shop The poll found the strongest amount of support for repealing the 2015 curriculum is in the city of Toronto and central Ontario. However, that support dropped off in southwestern Ontario and the 905 region with 43 and 45 per cent, respectively, of parents polled agreeing with the decision. canada goose uk shop

Canada Goose Jackets “The city of Toronto is ethnically diverse and it might be that people of certain ethnicities or religions who are in Toronto are more supportive of repealing this curriculum from 2015 as a result,” Simpson said when asked about the support in Toronto. Canada Goose Jackets

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“If you look at the canada goose outlet buffalo question of whether the issue is important to parents, 87 per cent of those in the 416 say it’s important but only 69 per cent of those in the 905.”

Parents surveyed were asked about the topic of sexual education being taught in schools and a large majority of those polled 89 per cent support sex ed being taught in schools. Seventy six per cent of the parents said the issue is important to them personally.

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“It looks like those who believe the issue is important to them is more likely to support the repeal, he said.

mobilizing, but it looks a little bit more on the side of those who support the repeal.”

With files from The Canadian Press

This Ipsos poll on behalf of Global News was an online survey with Ipsos’ online panel and non panel sources of 500 Ontario parents and conducted between August 27 and 30, 2018. Quota sampling and weighting were used to balance demographics and to ensure the sample composition reflects population by region and gender, according to Census data. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is considered accurate to within plus or minus five percentage points, 19 times out of 20.