Thorncliffe protesters demonstrate against new Ontario health curriculum

An organizer of the Oct. 1 protest, pulling students out of classes at Thorncliffe Park Public School, says his group wants to send a strong message to the Ontario government regarding its new health curriculum. About 200 parents and children gathered outside the school in East York on Oct. 1. Protestors formed human chains and marched with their picket signs on Thorncliffe Park Drive. They were protesting the new sex component of the health curriculum in Ontario’s public schools. The parents pulled more than half of the students, about 740 children, from the school for the day.

VIDEO: York U and U of T teaching assistants take their strike to Queen’s Park

Picketers marched to Queen’s Park Wednesday March 4, 2015 to drum up support for their labour dispute with York and the University of Toronto. But as Observer Television News’ Veronica Agudelo reports, some students worry the strike will cost them their semester.