Canadian psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson could be stripped of his license to practice psychology due to political posts he made on social media.
The Ontario College of Psychologists has ordered Peterson to “undergo mandatory social-media communication retraining” to “modify his objectionable behaviour” which includes criticizing Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.
This embarrassing state of affairs further highlights just how tyrannical Canada is becoming under Trudeau, where professionals are threatened with losing their employment for criticism of the government, a trend which has escalated since the country’s heavy-handed approach in dealing with COVID-19.
“The Ontario College of Psychologists has demanded that I submit myself to mandatory social-media communication retraining with their experts for, among other crimes, retweeting Pierre Poilievre and criticizing Justin Trudeau and his political allies,” Peterson tweeted.
“I am to take a course of such training (with reports documenting my “progress” or face an in-person tribunal and suspension of my right to operate as a licensed clinical psychologist.”
Accused of harming people
“About a dozen people from all over the world submitted complaints about my public statements on Twitter and [Joe] Rogan over a four year period (out of the 15 million who follow me on social media) claiming that I had “harmed” people (not them) with my views,” he added.
“In its wisdom @CPOntario (Ontario College of Psychologists) decided to pursue these complaints even though they could have dismissed them as vexatious.
“I have been accused of harming people (although none of the complainants involved in the current action were clients of mine, past or present, or were even acquainted with any of my clients).
“And even though many of them falsely claimed that they were or had been clients of mine and were allowed by @CPOntario to have their complaints investigated despite this falsehood.
“We are now in a situation in Canada under Justin Trudeau 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.
“If I comply the terms of my re-education and my punishment will be announced publicly. I have already had the second most serious category of punishment levied against me and have been deemed at high risk to “re-offend.””
A warning for Canadians
“Canadians: your physicians, lawyers, psychologists and other professionals are now so intimidated by their commissar overlords that they fear to tell you the truth. This means that your care and legal counsel has been rendered dangerously unreliable.
“To reiterate: I face public disgrace, mandatory political re-education, disciplinary hearing and potential loss of my clinical licensing for agreeing with Pierre Poilievre and criticizing our standing PM Justin Trudeau
“I am willing (if @CPOntario concurs, which they won’t) to make absolutely every word of all this fully public so that everyone can decide for themselves what is actually happening. And to let the chips fall where they will in consequence.”