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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson said that he will move to broadcast publicly the social media training he was ordered to undergo by a psychologist governing body that targeted Peterson for criticizing transgender ideology, climate alarmism, and the Canadian government.
Peterson told Fox News host Jesse Watters on Thursday that he hoped to film or audio record all sessions of the court-upheld social media training. Last week, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that the College of Psychologists of Ontario could mandate Peterson to go through a so-called “specified continuing education or remedial program.”
“I’m going to do everything I can to make all of this as public as I possibly can,” he told Watters. “I have done that from the beginning. I released all the documents that included the charges, so to speak, that the college has levied against me. I want to make this 100% transparent and let the public decide for themselves who exactly is acting, let’s say, in an unprofessional capacity.”
“My plan is to make everything that’s done to me public and if I can do that by filming, well, then, I’ll do that,” he continued. “Everything that happens is going to be made public. It is absolutely necessary.”
The College of Psychologists is not punishing Peterson for any interactions with patients; rather it is censuring, fining, and attempting to “reeducate” him for public comments he made, including on social media and during podcast appearances.
Some of Peterson’s supposed offenses, according to the College of Psychologists, included retweeting Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre’s criticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, criticizing a former senior Trudeau aide, and expressing opposition to the idea of the Ottawa police taking custody of the children of Trucker Convoy protesters.
Other supposed offenses do not involve direct criticism of the Canadian government, such as Peterson saying on Joe Rogan’s podcast that accepting radical gender theory is a sign of “civilizations collapsing,” calling climate change models unreliable, and criticizing Sports Illustrated for putting a plus-sized swimsuit model on the cover.
Peterson told Watters that he wouldn’t back down from speaking out, especially on the negative impact the transgender movement had on young people.
“I’m perfectly willing to state that I am stating my opinions on Twitter and social media in my professional capacity,” Peterson said. “So, for example, the comments I made about Ellen Page, you know, I’m not the least bit happy about what the sadistic surgeon butchers are doing to minors, and I’m also not very happy about narcissistic, let’s say, celebrities parading off their new, surgically enhanced body and enticing young women, for example, into becoming sterilized and butchered, so I think I have a professional obligation like all therapists and all physicians to say very clearly that this is 100% absolutely not acceptable.”