Dr. Jordan Peterson has spent years now making a name for himself fighting against compelled speech in both his home country of Canada and here in America, where he currently resides.
In the process, he’s become one of the biggest names and brightest thinkers within the conservative-populist movement in North America.
But now Jordan Peterson is being forced to attend re-education conditioning for this insane reason.
Dr. Jordan Peterson is best known for his stance against the Canadian government mandating inaccurate gender pronouns by rule of law.
He is also a best-selling author, most notably for his book, 12 Rules for Life.
And more recently, he’s one of the most watched interviewers on the internet with his Daily Wire podcast.
But what he won’t be anymore is a clinical psychologist – unless he submits to court-ordered re-education training.
And this forced change to Peterson’s life and livelihood is the result of a Joe Rogan interview and some common-sense tweets.
Last year, the Ontario College of Psychologists received about a dozen complaints about things the 12 Rules for Life author said on Joe Rogan and tweets he posted.
In response, the group’s board decided that if Peterson wanted to keep his clinical psychologist license, he would need to undertake re-education training.
To the surprise of no one who has been following the former University of Toronto Professor, Peterson not only refused the ultimatum from the board – but he published the dozen complaints issued against him.
Jordan Peterson uploaded a document with screenshots of the complaints made against him to the College of Psychologists.
The first allegation is that he, a licensed psychologist, made a joke about suicide directed at someone on Twitter.
Here's what else it shows.
— Rachel Gilmore (@atRachelGilmore) January 6, 2023
At issue were comments made on The Joe Rogan Experience and a handful of tweets.
To name a few, complaints didn’t like Peterson’s support of the Freedom Convoy in Canada, his supposed “deadnaming” and “misgendering” of Ellen Page after her transition to live as a man, and when he said the very large woman on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine – an issue of the publication that sets the tone for what is considered beauty – was “not beautiful.”
Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that. https://t.co/rOASeeQvee
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 16, 2022
But along with shining a spotlight on the very innocent things he said and wrote that put his license in jeopardy, Peterson decided to take the Ontario College of Psychologists to court.
But his efforts were futile as, perhaps, should have been expected given the case was heard by a Canadian court.
It is important to note that before the handful of nuisance complaints were filed against him, Peterson had been a member of the College of Psychologists in good standing for decades – and he’s one of the most recognized and decorated experts in his field.
Maybe even more important to note, according to Peterson, none of the complaints came from any of his clients, nor anyone with any knowledge of his practice.
But that apparently didn’t matter to the panel of leftist judges hearing the case.
The Blaze reported that the CPO alleged Peterson’s comments were “degrading, demeaning and unprofessional,” posed “moderate risks to the public” and risked “undermining public trust in the profession of psychology, and trust in the college’s ability to regulate the profession in the public interest.”
Seems excessive just because he doesn’t find overweight women attractive.
According to the Blaze, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled the CPO’s ultimatum to Dr. Peterson was “not disciplinary and does not prevent Dr. Peterson from expressing himself on controversial topics.”
The judges added that the CPO was only putting a “minimal impact” on the doctor’s “right to freedom of expression.”
For his part, Peterson still does not plan on complying.
So the Ontario Court of Appral ruled that @CPOntario can pursue their prosecution
If you think that you have a right to free speech in Canada
I will make every aspect of this public
And we will see what happens when utter transparency is the rule
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) August 23, 2023
“So, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that CPO can pursue their prosecution.” Peterson tweeted. “If you think that you have a right to free speech in Canada you’re delusional. I will make every aspect of this public. And we will see what happens when utter transparency is the rule. Bring it on.”
While Peterson continues this fight to maintain his free speech – something that isn’t inherently guaranteed in Canada as it is in America – he is also getting hit in the pocketbook.
Along with the forced re-education programming, Peterson has been ordered to pay the CPO a $25,000 fine.