In the third installment of our series, The History of Civil Liberties in Canada, with The Democracy Fund's (TDF) Historian in Residence, Conrad Black, we featured the acclaimed guest speaker, Canadian media personality, clinical psychologist, author, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Conrad Black and Dr. Peterson discussed the topic of civil liberties in Canada from both a present-day and historical perspective focusing on the issue of constitutional rights and freedoms in Canada.
This third installment of this series took place on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Canada Christian College in Whitby, Ontario.
About Jordan Peterson:
Raised in Alberta and a long-time resident of Toronto, Dr. Jordan Peterson has become the most recognized academic in the world. Dr. Peterson is well known for his defence of free speech and objection to coerced language. In 2016, Dr. Peterson rose to unprecedented international prominence as a public intellectual and educator.
Dr. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. From 1993 to 1998, he served as an assistant and then associate professor of psychology at Harvard.
Through his best-selling books and media appearances, Dr. Peterson has impacted humanity significantly. His YouTube channel has almost 6 million subscribers, and he regularly hosts fascinating discussions with lead intellectuals worldwide.
His book, "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos," was published in 2018 and has sold over 4 million copies internationally. The sequel, "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life," was released on March 2, 2021.
About Conrad Black:
Conrad Black is a financier and an esteemed columnist, writer, and radio and television commentator who is well known for creating a media legacy and one of the world's largest newspaper companies, Hollinger International. He was also the founder of Canada's National Post and has written books on Canadian and American history, as well as acclaimed biographies of figures such as former premier of Quebec, Maurice Duplessis, and US presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.
About The Democracy Fund:
Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.