Canada's Peterson Challenges "Remedial" Training Order

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    The Facts

    • Prominent Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson is mounting a legal challenge against the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) over claims that the governing board is threatening to revoke his license to practice unless he attends a coaching program.

    • In a ruling publicized on Nov. 22, the CPO confirmed that it requires Peterson to complete a "Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program" in order to "address issues regarding professionalism in public statements."

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Jordan Peterson is known for decrying “victim culture,” yet he loves to play the victim. His roots are in academia, but since becoming a public figure, he has left teaching, citing reasons that don't really make sense. Not only is he a hugely controversial figure, but also a tremendously influential one, which brings a set of responsibilities he's not adhering to. Until he does, he must stay in his lane of academia.

    Right narrative

    Let’s just call it what it is: Jordan Peterson is having his professional career and reputation threatened by political bullies. The only “wrongdoing” Peterson has committed is dissenting from the prevailing woke ideology. Professional bodies are supposed to ensure the competency of practitioners, not police language and political beliefs.

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