Ford says he's 'not moving forward' with PC motion on gender identity
'It's done,' premier says of non-binding resolution that calls 'gender identity' Liberal ideology
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is "not moving forward" with a controversial motion on gender identity introduced at a weekend Progressive Conservative party convention.
The resolution, brought forward by parental rights advocate Tanya Granic Allen, declares gender identity a "Liberal ideology" and asks that references to it be removed from Ontario's sex-education curriculum.
"I'm not moving forward with that," he told reporters at a news conference on Monday. "It's done."
Over the weekend, delegates at the convention voted in favour of having the resolution debated at next year's party gathering.
Earlier on Monday, at the Legislature, Education Minister Lisa Thompson said the motion is non-binding and not government policy.
Critics have called the resolution dangerous and called on Ford to denounce it.
Egale Canada, an advocacy group for members of the LGBTQ community, called the motion transphobic, saying gender identity is protected in Canada's Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.
With files from CBC News