Publicly-funded religious schools would be allowed teach creationism and other theories alongside evolution, says Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory.
“They teach evolution in the Ontario curriculum, but they also could teach the fact to the children that there are other theories that people have out there that are part of some Christian beliefs,” Mr. Tory said at the Kamin Education Centre.
Education Minister Kathleen Wynne- “In terms of the public dollars, those public dollars should go into a curriculum that has been agreed upon as being the one that is the best for our kids and is rooted in science and is rooted in evidence.”
The more Tory highlights this curious position, the more he marginalizes himself from the mainstream. Tory is desperate to position himself as a moderate, socially-progressive conservative, and yet he comes out talking about creationism.
I suppose you could argue that Tory is being taken out of context, but he seems to be inviting controversy by volunteering such information. McGuinty's best strategy might just be to stay out of the way and let Tory keep digging himself a hole.