Some ‘snitch-line’ tips on teaching about same-sex marriage are flagged as alleged professional misconduct

The Ontario government has flagged some parent complaints about educators teaching same-sex marriage, sexting and masturbation as “allegations of professional misconduct.”

It placed those complaints in the same category as complaints about teachers using racial slurs and making sexual advances toward students, according to records CBC News obtained through a freedom of information request.

The 27 flagged teacher complaints CBC News reviewed stem from submissions to the tip line — dubbed a snitch line by critics — the Progressive Conservative government created when it released an interim health and physical education curriculum for elementary schools last August.

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