Jordan Peterson files application for judicial review of college disciplinary training requirements

Jordan Peterson filed a petition for judicial review against a request from the College of Ontario Psychologists (CPO) to take a disciplinary training course or risk having his clinical license suspended for posting on social media. submitted.

“Dr. Peterson has filed a notice of application for judicial review in the District Court of Ontario. CPO website.

Peterson announced his court challenge in an interview on Jan. 4. toronto sun Columnist Brian Lilley echoed statements earlier this week stating that the complaint and CPO’s disciplinary action against him were politically motivated.

“I have been practicing for 20 years without being investigated,” Peterson said on January 4. “This started when I became a prominent public figure. All I want to do is tell people what’s going on,” he added.

Peterson said in an op-ed in the National Post yesterday that he would not comply with the CPO’s “Specific Continuing Education or Improvement Program” (SCERP).

Peterson wrote that his critics had “weaponized” the CPO’s disciplinary proceedings for “political reasons,” and complaints against him were posted on the same platform as “Mr. Pierre Poirivre’s retweet” on Twitter. critics of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. thing.

“I am not subject to re-education,” he writes. “The next step is a mandatory public disciplinary session/investigation and possible suspension of my clinical license.”


Peterson said in a Twitter post today that in total 12 complaints Sometime on Jan. 5, he added, he would “fully disclose” all of the lawsuits.

“Tomorrow we will be 100% public with all specific allegations (except the identification of complainants),” he said in another post, noting that none of the complainants involved in the current lawsuit are his clients. was never a client.

Peterson added that the complainant came from “all over the world” and disputed public statements he made during his appearance on Twitter and the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

“I have been accused of harming people,” he wrote, adding: [the CPO] To have their complaint investigated despite this falsehood. ”

The Epoch Times previously asked the CPO for details of the case, but the university declined, citing confidentiality.

the college is disciplinary action Against Peterson, published under the subheading “Disciplinary and Other Proceedings” on his profile on the website.

“I did not know that [the CPO] had already announced their sentencing demands,” Peterson wrote. Twitter post on January 4added that it could have caused “maximum reputational damage” if he was still trying to attract customers.

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Peter Wilson is a reporter based in Ontario, Canada.