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Jordan Peterson ordered to attend social media training by Ontario court



An Ontario court’s recent ruling against psychologist Jordan Peterson has reignited debates about free speech and professional conduct.

The court upheld the decision of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, requiring Peterson to undergo social media training or risk losing his licence to practise, according to CTV News.

In a unanimous decision released on Wednesday, three judges of the Ontario Divisional Court supported the regulatory body’s stance.

The case revolved around Peterson’s controversial online statements and language, sparking a broader discussion about the responsibilities and limitations of professionals in the digital age.

Justice Paul Schabas, the author of the ruling, defended the college’s order as a balanced approach to regulating the psychology profession.

He highlighted that the directive was not meant to be punitive but to ensure professionalism in public statements, emphasising that Peterson’s freedom to express his views on contentious topics would not be impeded.

Peterson had previously argued that his online statements were personal opinions and not reflective of his clinical psychologist role.

However, the court rejected this argument, noting Peterson’s self-identification as a clinical psychologist while engaging in public discourse that he claims assists millions of people.

Justice Schabas asserted, “Peterson cannot have it both ways: he cannot speak as a member of a regulated profession without taking responsibility for the risk of harm that flows from him speaking in that trusted capacity.”

The contentious psychologist, a retired professor from the University of Toronto, achieved prominence through polarizing YouTube videos critiquing liberal culture and a bestselling self-help book titled “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”

The College of Psychologists of Ontario, the governing body overseeing the province’s psychologists, had received complaints since at least 2018 regarding Peterson’s online commentary on a range of subjects, spanning from gender transitions to climate change.

Despite having ceased patient consultations in 2017, Peterson remained a registered member of the professional body.

The court case highlighted specific complaints, including posts directed at Canadian politicians, a plus-sized Sports Illustrated model, and transgender actor Elliot Page.

Last November, the college’s complaints committee found Peterson’s comments “may be engaging in degrading, demeaning, and unprofessional comments,” especially concerning an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. During the podcast, he identified himself as a clinical psychologist and allegedly demeaned a former client, potentially violating the college’s ethics code.

The committee concluded that certain remarks made by Peterson posed “moderate risks of harm to the public,” including undermining public trust in the psychology profession and the college’s regulatory capacity.

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Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ Season 4 will explore contemporary political polarisation




Show creator Eric Kripke hints at a narrative that will not shy away from uncomfortable truths, promising a season that challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.

Known for its bold satire and unflinching critique of societal issues, the series seems poised to dissect the current climate of division with its trademark blend of dark humour and gritty realism, as reported by Reuters.

Director/Filmmaker Rob Fantozzi unpacks the latest from The Boys and beyond in the entrainment world. #featured

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Tesla shareholders approve historic $56B Elon Musk pay package



Tesla shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk’s unprecedented $56 billion compensation package, underscoring their confidence in his leadership and vision for the electric car company.

The package, which is tied to ambitious performance targets, includes a mix of stock options and bonuses contingent upon Tesla’s financial and operational milestones over the next decade.

As reported by Reuters, the approval underscores the support that Musk enjoys from Tesla’s retail investor base, many of whom are vocal fans of the mercurial billionaire.

The proposal passed despite opposition from some large institutional investors and proxy firms.


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The secret aspect of exercise and trauma release



Recent studies have shed new light on the profound impact sedentary behavior is having on mental health.

A meta-analysis revealed a strong correlation between increased sitting time and higher rates of depression.

Now, many experts believe that movement and exercise are not only beneficial for mental health but also play a crucial role in trauma release.

Jenni Crumpton Ross, the President and CEO of Kula for Karma joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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