Another pedophile involved in public policy on sex education for children

 

”  Who is formulating Jamaica sexual education (HFLE) curriculum”?

 

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/08/benjamin-levin-u-of-t-professor-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges/

International child pornography probe led to ‘bombshell’ arrest of Ontario premier’s former advisor

A University of Toronto professor — who is a noted expert in teaching and learning, a former provincial deputy education minister and member of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s transition team — was arrested Monday after an international child pornography and child exploitation probe.

The Toronto Police Sex Crime Unit arrested Benjamin Levin, 61, at his Toronto home and immediately began a search for computers and digital media, police said.

His arrest was called a “bombshell” by education advocates because of Mr. Levin’s international renown.

In fact, police timed their raid carefully to account for his heavy travel schedule: Last month he was in Norway, France and Victoria for speaking engagements. In May he was in China and Alberta.

 

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Liz Sandals, Ontario’s minister of education, said in a prepared statement the government takes “allegations of this nature extremely seriously” and has suspended all contracts and guest speaking roles Mr. Levin had with the government pending the outcome of the case.

“Dr. Levin’s only recent involvement with the ministry has been on contract research projects and guest speaking roles through his capacity as a professor at OISE, work that has been suspended,” Ms. Sandals said.

“As these allegations are currently before the courts and the subject of an ongoing police investigation — the integrity of which must be protected — it would be inappropriate for the ministry to comment at this time.”

Critics of the government jumped on news of the arrest to further concerns over the government’s education priorities, raising questions about Mr. Levin’s involvement during the development of a controversial sexual education program — which was later retracted — during his second tenure in Ontario.Parents will undoubtedly be questioning Levin’s role,” said Teresa Pierre, president of Parents As First Educators, an advocacy group.

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