Voters will head to the polls in a tight provincial byelection race in east Toronto Thursday.
The final days of the campaign in Scarborough-Rouge River have been consumed by controversy over the government’s sex-ed curriculum.
Parts of the new curriculum have been deeply unpopular among small, vocal pockets of the province since it was introduced last year, specifically among some religious groups and new Canadians.
A letter distributed to residents under leader Patrick Brown’s name said that if the Progressive Conservative party forms government after the 2018 provincial election, they will “scrap” the Liberal government’s changes to the curriculum.
Brown has since disavowed the letter, saying he didn’t see it before it was delivered to constiuents, and has pledged not to throw out the new curriculum. The move has the Liberals accusing Brown of “flip flopping.”
Fifty voting locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the estimated 89,000 voters in Scarborough-Rouge River.