Professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto is a conservative who has been known to speak out against “politically correct” culture in Universities reached out via Twitter today to explain that the University has effectively defunded him.
Peterson had come under fire before when he spoke out against a bill in the legislature which would outlaw discrimination based on gender… which means the entire country would be forced to use gender neutral pronouns. Peterson argues that this takes away from free speech.
“This was the money that would have funded my research into the personality predictors of political correctness (and liberalism/conservatism),” noted Peterson in another Friday tweet.
The Daily Caller has more:
Last fall, Peterson came under fire for opposing Canada’s Bill C-16, which he asserts would make it possible for employees to be punished for saying things that are “offensive.”
“Free speech is the mechanism by which we keep our society functioning,” said Peterson last fall to a group of students, some of whom were supporters and others protesters. “With Bill C-16 and its surrounding legislation, it’s the first time I’ve seen in our legislative history where people are attempting to make us speak their language.”
The bill, if enacted, will make discriminating on the basis of gender expression and gender identity illegal.
Protesters shouted “shame!” at the professor and blared white noise to try to drown him out, according to The Federalist.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Peterson and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, but received no comments in time for publication.