Ontario’s Education Minister Now Believes Parents Should be Notified if a Child Uses New Name or Pronouns at School
“I think we understand though that parents must be fully involved and fully aware of what’s happening in the life of their children”
Billboard Chris, a conservative activist, says this is a major shift.
Ontario’s education minister now says parents should be informed when a child wants to use a new name and pronouns at school.
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From CTV News Toronto:
‘Parents must be fully involved’ in student’s decision to change pronouns, Ontario education minister says
Ontario’s education minister said he believes “parents must be fully involved” if their child chooses to use a different pronoun at school.
The comments were made at a news conference on Monday morning, where Stephen Lecce was outlining the changes students and parents can expect at Ontario schools come September.
They also come as Saskatchewan adopts a new gender and pronoun policy, joining New Brunswick in legislating parental consent for students under the age of 16 who want to change their given names and/or pronouns at school.
“I think we understand though that parents must be fully involved and fully aware of what’s happening in the life of their children,” Lecce said.
“I mean, often there are health implications, and I think we have to respect the rights of parents and recognize that these can be life-changing decisions, and I think parents want to be involved so that they can support their kids. And I think that’s a really important principle that we must uphold.”
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