No, the Trans Rights Bill Doesn't Criminalize Free Speech - 2016-10-24
A controversial University of Toronto professor has railed against a piece of legislation designed to enshrine human rights protections for transgender Canadians, arguing it will criminalize his right to free speech. But he has it all wrong, say experts.
Psychology professor Jordan Peterson made headlines in late September when he uploaded a YouTube video warning that bill C-16, introduced by the Trudeau government in May, would trample free speech. He has since become outspoken in refusing to use proper gender pronouns, calling them "constructs of a small coterie of ideologically motivated people."
Peterson told media that C-16 risks "criminalizing discussions" about aspects of human sexual behaviour and identity.