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.
Gershon has been in the limelight in recent weeks after a provincial auditor’s report questioned some trustee expenses. For instance, the audit showed Gershon spent $3,765 on a tour of Israel. Gershon told the Globe and Mail that the trip had “very much to do with her role as trustee.” And judging from the returns tonight, many East Yorkers seemed to take her at her word.
Ausma Malik knew she’d made the right choice to run for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustee in Ward 10 when news of an expense scandal at the board made headlines in September. Canada’s largest public school board needs to embrace new voices, she said.