Kathleen Wynne really thinks you’re dumb.
You keep protesting this curriculum, and that can only mean that you don’t understand it.
She obligingly set out to inform you, generously budgeting $1.8 million in taxpayer funds (according to the London Free Press) for radio, print and online ads throughout June and July.
But that wasn’t enough! Protests across the province showed her that the ignorant, unwashed masses remained ignorant and un(brain)washed. She had no choice but to continue to inform you how great this curriculum really is, using more of your money. You’d thank her for this one day.
But these dumb parents kept showing up at protests throughout Ontario. Some even insisted that they would enrol their children in private school or homeschool. How irresponsible and outrageous!
Just whose children are they, anyway? Anyone would think that parents believed themselves to have more authority over their children than Kathleen Wynne has!
Clearly, something had to be done. Money had to be spent. A television ad was produced. How much more (above the original $1.8 million budgeted for print and radio) of your money was spent convincing you that you really like this curriculum?
But you don’t really need to know that, do you?. In any event, Wynne refuses to tell you (according to The Globe & Mail).
She will decide what you need to know, just as she will decide (with the help of Benjamin Levin) what your child needs to know about sex.
As for that promise that parents would have the right to exclude their child from objectionable content? Turns out that would be a violation of human rights.
We shouldn’t be surprised that Freedom of Information documents show that she didn’t really consult with Ontario parents, as promised after McGuinty pulled the curriculum in 2010 due to tremendous opposition. After all, you’re not smart enough to know what’s best for your kids.
If only she spends enough of your money on ads, surely she can make you understand that she is the best person to teach your child about sexuality. She only wants to keep your child safe, after all. Didn’t you see the commercial?
And if you still disagree, well, it must be because she’s gay. If you’re not dumb, you must be homophobic.