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Nth Wave

A podcast on women in the media. Hosted by Metro's national columnist, Rosemary Westwood. Non-ironically dusty pink.

Ep. 14: A sex education about-face (with Angela Kennedy)

Angela Kennedy was an outspoken critic of Ontario’s sex education curriculum, until she wasn’t.

Last year's arrival of a new sex-education curriculum in Ontario revealed a staunch minority opposition, within which Catholics were prominent voices.

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Last year's arrival of a new sex-education curriculum in Ontario revealed a staunch minority opposition, within which Catholics were prominent voices.

Angela Kennedy was an outspoken critic of Ontario’s sex education curriculum, until she wasn’t. The shift was months in the making, but stemmed from the revelation that one of her sons had experienced sexual abuse as a child. How should we think about people whose political views change from personal experience? What’s the risk in changing your mind? And did her fellow Catholics react? Hint: In a very surprising way.

On the show:

Angela Kennedy, chair of the Toronto Catholic School Board, long-time trustee and registered nurse

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