And while the author of the piece in no way condones or downplays Levin's actions, she does single out a particular group for opprobrium--and it ain't the pervs. It's the people who had the temerity to question whether Levin who, let's not forget was Kathleen Wynne's second in command when she was Ontario's Minister of Education, had a hand in creating Ontario's new (and somewhat pervy) sex-ed curriculum. Re those who dared raise such alarms McKeon writes:
Levin acquired an army of rabid critics, people who believed he was instrumental in developing Ontario's new sex education curriculum as a grooming manual for child abuse (the Ministry of Education said he wasn't involved in its creation). In dozens of letters written to the court, Levin's opponents urged the judge to sentence him to the maximum jail time allowed, adding that "his perverted sexual attraction to children" had guided his professional life. One New Brunswick man wrote that he was "a creepy little man" and that "anyone with more IQ points than teeth sees [his work] as deliberately and prematurely sexualizing children."Well, how dare he? The New Brunswick man, I mean, and not that nice Mr. Levin, who was in the grip of appetites he was unable to control. As for the Ministry of Ed's claim: if someone in that august bureaucracy makes a bald assertion, it behooves us, the little people, to swallow it, no questions asked. After all, no one in McGuinty-Wynne Liberal regimes has ever been known to knowingly tell a lie, right?
Sorry for the sarcasm, but you can blame it on McKeon.
You can now thank me for reading her article--and saving you a bunch of cash.