Some Ontario school boards have told schools that they cannot tell parents when a child has asked to “transition”to another gender— even if that child is in kindergarten.
Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life, said the school boards are defending “transgenderism.”
“So you can have a five-year-old boy or seven-year-old girl asking a teacher about switching genders, or that they want to be another gender, and the board says that teacher can’t tell the parents,” he said.
“What a tyrannical violation of parental rights. Worse still, it amounts to institutional child abuse on the part of schools,” he added.
Five Ontario public school boards have policies or procedures for transgender students. The policy directs the school not to tell parents that the child has “transitioned” to another gender at school, unless the child has given permission.
The schools are Toronto District School Board; Thames Valley District School Board; Greater Essex County District School Board; Upper Grand District School Board (504-C), and Waterloo Region District School Board.
Peter Rubenschuh, assistant superintendent for equity for Waterloo Region District School Board, said the policies and procedures are about respecting the child’s choice.
“Gender identity is certainly something that we certainly take at presenting value and that we honor,” he told LifeSiteNews.
In response, Campaign Life has launched a petition, asking school board members to “repeal or oppose this tyrannical breach or parents’ rights, lest they invited a mass exodus from the public education system.”