Canadian psychologist and media personality Dr. Jordan Peterson is speaking out after a Canadian court upheld the sanctions against him by a psychologist governing body that has targeted him for criticizing transgender ideology, climate alarmism, and the Canadian government.
The pro-radical gender ideology College of Psychologists of Ontario has threatened to remove Peterson’s clinical psychology license in response to his social media activity — demanding that he essentially be reeducated through a so-called “specified continuing education or remedial program.”
On Wednesday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice essentially ruled that Peterson had no right to speak his mind — ordering him to pay $25,000 to the College of Psychologists and upholding their demand that he goes through reeducation.
Despite being an organization focused on the practice of psychology, the organization isn’t punishing Peterson for anything to do with his work as a psychologist or his interactions with patients. Instead, they are censuring, fining, and attempting to reeducate him for making public comments that they disagree with on social media and during podcast appearances.
Peterson responded to the court’s ruling in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter — where he vowed to make “every aspect” of the case public in order to showcase how the authoritarian government of Canada does not allow its citizens the right of free speech.
“So the Ontario Court of [Appeal] ruled that [the College of Psychologists of Ontario] can pursue their prosecution,” he wrote. “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.”
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
Some of the supposed offenses that the College of Psychologists has claimed Peterson committed include retweeting Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre’s criticism of tyrannical Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, criticizing a former senior Trudeau aide, and expressing opposition to the idea of the Ottawa police taking custody of Trucker Convoy protesters’ children.
They have also taken offense to Peterson’s assertion on Joe Rogan’s podcast that accepting radical gender ideology is a sign of “civilizations collapsing,” his claims that climate change models are unreliable, and his criticism of Sports Illustrated for putting a fat woman in a swimsuit on the cover.
Jordan also reiterated some of these past comments prior to the court’s ruling, tweeting: “I stand by what I have said and done and wish them luck in their continued prosecution. They’re going to need it. I tweeted and otherwise expressed my opposition to trans surgery butchery, [Justin Trudeau] and his minions, and the lying climate apocalypse-mongers. All that’s looking pretty good from my end. And if I can’t express such opinions in Canada, I will let the world know.”
The decision of an Ontario court re the allegations levied against me by @CPOntario is due tomorrow.
I stand by what I have said and done and wish them luck in their continued prosecution.
They're going to need it.
I tweeted and otherwise expressed my opposition to trans…
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) August 22, 2023
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s latest decision also included a ruling against Peterson’s application to block the forced reeducation — with the court asserting that the College of Psychologists had a compelling public interest in regulating Peterson’s speech.
“I have concluded that the application should be dismissed. In my view, the Decision of the ICRC [Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee] adequately and reasonably considered Dr. Peterson’s statements in the context of the College’s statutory mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest,” Judge Paul Schabas wrote in the ruling.
The judge went on to claim that “the order is not disciplinary and does not prevent Dr. Peterson from expressing himself on controversial topics; it has a minimal impact on his right to freedom of expression.”