Jordan Peterson must submit to “forced re-education” or risk losing medical licence – Gript

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Really quite incredible news out of Canada today, One of the world’s best known writers and clinical psychologists has been told by his regulatory body that he must submit himself for “social media re-training” or possibly lose his licence, after he tweeted criticisms of Justin Trudeau and others.

Jordan Peterson said that The College of Psychologists of Ontario ordered him to undergo “social media communications retraining” or face a hearing on the potential suspension of his medical license.

BREAKING: the Ontario College of Psychologists @CPOntario has demanded that I submit myself to mandatory social-media communication retraining with their experts for, among other crimes, retweeting @PierrePoilievre and criticizing @JustinTrudeau and his political allies.

— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) January 3, 2023

Dr Peterson decried the move as the actions of “commissars” and said that “forced re-education” was now censoring academics and professionals in Canada.

The psychologist said that he has been accused of harming people, but pointed out that “none of the complainants are past or present clients or acquainted with any of them”.

Dr Peterson said he was to be forced to take social media training, with reports documenting his progress – and that if he refused he faces an in-person tribunal hearing and suspension of his right to practice as a licensed clinical psychologist.

The College of Psychologists of Ontario received some dozen complaints from people living all over the world who took issue with tweets and comments made by Dr Peterson on The Joe Rogan Experience, claiming they harmed people.

But the famed psychologist said that the CPO decided to pursue these complaints “even though they could have been dismissed as vexatious”.

Dr Peterson has the second most serious category of punishment levied against him and has been deemed high risk to reoffend, he said.

Canada is now a place where “practicing professionals can have their livelihoods and public reputations threatened in a very serious manner for agreeing with the Official Opposition and criticizing major government figures,” he said.

He warned Canadians their doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and other professionals are “now so intimidated by their commissar overlords that they fear to tell you the truth.”


Jordan Peterson must submit to “forced re-education” or risk losing medical licence – Gript

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