National News Sex-ed curriculum survey leads to backlash against Ford Government; New impaired driving rules take effect today SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018 Ontarians not responding well to sex-ed changes in online consultation Doug Ford may not be getting the response he was looking for over the sex-ed curriculum. According to reports, many Ontarians expressed anger and frustration on an online consultation which ran from August to December. Respondents were upset over the Ford Government’s decision to axe a Liberal-created modernized curriculum. Ford felt parents had not been consulted with properly by the Liberals. New roadside testing rules for impaired drivers are now in effect Just in time for Christmas, Ottawa is rolling out new drunk driving laws. The new legislation, which takes effect today, allows police to demand a breath test from a driver who has been legally pulled over for any reason. The change is meant to help police catch more impaired drivers, but critics believe it will just lead to more racial profiling. Energy industry support to be announced today by Ottawa The Liberals are attempting to stop the bleeding in Alberta. Ottawa is reportedly set to announce $1.6 billion in funding for the energy industry, attempting to repair damage caused by a steep drop in oil prices. The money is expected to be used for things like new technology, training and clean energy growth. Ford breaks into canine market with new noise cancelling dog house Ford Motors is shifting from pick-up trucks to pups with its newest innovation. The automaker recently designed a dog house with noise cancelling properties. The product is meant to help protect a dogs hearing from loud noises like fireworks and thunder. It’s just a prototype, but Ford plans to sell the kennel to consumers in the near future. Only one brew meets the buck-a-beer threshold in Ontario If you’re looking for dollar brews, there’s only one option in Ontario. Months after Doug Ford introduced buck-a-beer, only Cool Brewery in Toronto is still offering its product at that price. The only two other companies offering dollar beers, which includes President’s Choice, recently raised the price tag above the buck threshold.