Doug Ford's sex-ed snitch line creates a useful crisis for PC government - 2018-08-25
The snitch line resembles the federal Conservatives' 2015 election move to set up a "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, which was simply a badly disguised attack on Muslims. But the research within conservative ranks showed that it resonated with the populist right, the very people Ford considers his own. That matters in the dark world of Ford.
While Ford's sex-ed snitch line will no doubt be used anonymously by bigots, it's intended for another purpose: to create a "useful crisis" in the education system, much like the PC government of Mike Harris did in 1995. Back then, education minister John Snobelen was caught on video saying he needed to "bankrupt" the education system to justify, among other initiatives, the government's rote learning curriculum.
The sex-ed snitch line is Snobelen redux.