Jordan Peterson is the University of Toronto Psychology Professor being persecuted by the institution he works for because of his declared refusal to kowtow to a politically correct mandate to use "non-binary" gender-neutral pronouns he feels are inappropriate.
In a demonstration of classic Orwellian doublespeak, the University of Toronto's administration has sent Peterson two warning letters in which they proclaim their commitment to free speech while simultaneously trying to deprive him of his rights to free speech and academic freedom.
The onslaught against Peterson is something about which every Canadian should be very worried. We have so-called Human Rights Commissions which are now moving past trying to police what can be said into forcing people into saying things they don't want to say.
Pretty soon, it'll be illegal to say that two plus two equals four because it offends non-binary people when you don't say it's five.
Peterson has just published a video with his defiant response to the University's tyrannical demands.
At THIS LINK is a petition where you can express your support for Jordan Peterson's academic freedom, and more importantly, his human right to free speech.
UPDATE: The University of Toronto has actually accepted Peterson's proposal for a public debate. This is a good development, but make no mistake about why it happened and what it means. The University of Toronto's first instinct and first actions were attempts to stifle Peterson, and deprive him of his rights to free speech and academic freedom. They were only to happy to take their marching orders from extremist, Marxist and racist groups like the "Black Liberation Collective."
It was only after massive public attention and pressure was applied to the University of Toronto, pointing out that they were violating their own mandate with their treatment of Peterson that they acceded to his request for a debate. But the issue of free speech and the tyranny of political correctness, both at the Canadian universities and by Canada's government bureaucracy is very far from being settled.
If anything, this is a critical lesson on speaking out and standing up for free speech as it undergoes an ongoing assault.: