Jordan Peterson fires new salvo against Wilfrid Laurier in already fiery academic freedom battle

Jordan Peterson fires new salvo against Wilfrid Laurier in already fiery academic freedom battle

The fervent debate over academic freedom involving Jordan Peterson is rekindled for a new school year with Peterson saying in court documents that Wilfrid Laurier University’s contention he benefited from the controversy is like saying “those who survived the Holocaust should be grateful to their oppressors for teaching them survival skills.”

Peterson filed fresh legal documents Tuesday, including another lawsuit against the Ontario university — his second in three months — claiming Laurier further defamed him in its public defence against his June claim.

Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, was only tangentially involved in the original dispute that sparked an academic freedom outcry last November.

Full article: The National Post