Jordan Peterson May Lose Psychologist License

He actually has a license in some field?

This whole time, I thought Jordan Peterson was a standup comedian!

How embarrassing!

New York Post:

Controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has launched a legal challenge against the College of Psychologists of Ontario after he said the governing body threatened to pull his practicing license if he doesn’t complete social media re-education for comments he made on Twitter and the Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Peterson, 60, filed an application for judicial review with the Ontario Divisional Court, The Toronto Sun reported on Wednesday, as the clinical psychologist has said he will refuse to comply with the regulatory body’s demands.

The CPO, which oversees practicing psychologists in Ontario in order to protect patients from professional misconduct, ordered Peterson to complete a mandatory “Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program” to “review, reflect on and ameliorate [his] professionalism in public statements,” according a lengthy list of requirements from the college Peterson shared on Twitter.

He must meet with a psychologist for coaching classes, which he must pay for, until a final report is issued by the coach that shows their concerns have been “properly ameliorated.” The CPO reached its decision on Nov. 22 following an investigation.

I’m not complying. I’m not submitting to re-education. I am not admitting that my viewpoints — many of which have, by the way, been entirely justified by the facts that have emerged since the complaints were levied — were either wrong or unprofessional,” he wrote in the National Post Wednesday evening.

“I’m going to say what I have to say, and let the chips fall where they will. I have done nothing to compromise those in my care; quite the contrary — I have served all my clients and the millions of people I am communicating with to the best of my ability and in good faith, and that’s that.”

“If it becomes necessary” for him to attend the classes, he pledged to make all of the details of what they’re teaching public.

Yeah, I mean, no one with a government license in anything is allowed to disagree with the government about anything. This should probably be pretty obvious to everyone.

Peterson is a serious multimillionaire, assuming he hasn’t blown through all that money in a very ridiculous way (which might be a big assumption, I don’t know), so I don’t really see why he would be all that concerned about keeping his license, when he can just go out and talk about how the post-modernists are coming to destroy him.