Doug Ford's Parliament Assistant For Education Opposes Sex-Ed, Gay Marriage, Supports Literal Interpretation of Bible - 2018-06-30
Oosterhoff is a controversial choice for the role, given Ford's promise to cancel Ontario sex-ed curriculum. Oosterhoff is a well-known critic of sex-ed, who aligned himself with the religious far-right to a contested Conservative nomination battle.
Far-right religious fundamentalists argue Ontario's revised sex-ed curriculum did not include parental input, which according to news reports, is an outright lie. CBC reported that over 4,000 parents, 2,400 educates and other stakeholders, and 700 students provided input on the curriculum.
The sex-ed curriculum helps educate and inform children about human rights for LGTBQ people. The appointment of Oosterhoff is especially troubling given his previous comments and actions directed towards the LGTBQ community.