Doctor Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12th, 1962) is a retired Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist, and best-selling author. Peterson is known for writing the multi-million-copy international bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which reached #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and now slated for translation into 50 languages. Peterson was censored by twitter for calling Ellen Page by her real birth name.
Peterson has detailed his struggles with his religious beliefs. He draws many influences from Christianity, and bases his moral and societal views in Christian teaching, but criticizes Christian institutions such as the Catholic Church for its scandals, saying that they deter him from Christian ideas. He has described himself as a Christian in the past, but when later asked if he believes in God, Peterson said: "I think the proper response to that is No, but I'm afraid He might exist". 
He has also cited Carl Jung as an influence on his philosophical beliefs.
Peterson describes himself as a classical liberal and a traditionalist. He does not consider himself a right-winger, despite being pegged as one by the liberal media, who falsely characterize him as "fascist" and "alt-right". He has said that both political extremes are "equally dangerous", and criticizes identity politics. Fans of Peterson have told him that he actually de-radicalized them from political fringes, contrary to what liberals claim. He is also a harsh critic of post-modernist leftism and political correctness, suggesting that college students avoid subjects like women's studies, racial and ethnic studies, sociology, and English literature, among other fields of academia he believes are infiltrated by Neo-Marxists.
In a 2018 interview with CBC News, far-left psychology professor Bernard Schiff, who is also from the University of Toronto, claimed that Peterson was "dangerous" and that he was encouraging "misogyny" among his following. When posted to YouTube, the CBC's video of the interview was heavily ratioed and criticized, with it receiving an average of around 11 dislikes for every like it received (over 22,000 dislikes vs. less than 2,000 likes), while commenters pointed out, among other criticisms, Peterson's comments and opinions being intentionally taken out of context and misrepresented by Schiff and CBC News reporter Wendy Mesley (who conducted the interview) as well as unprofessional journalism on the network's part.
In July 2022, Peterson announced his partnership with The Daily Wire on their platform DailyWire+, and put out an interview with homosexual "child surrogate" Dave Rubin, essentially promoting the act of homosexual "married" couples depriving children of the proper, Godly family structure.<Gay Parenting: Promise and Pitfalls | Dave Rubin & Dr. Jordan B. Peterson>
- Blatchford, Christie (January 19, 2018). "Christie Blatchford sits down with 'warrior for common sense' Jordan Peterson". National Post. Retrieved January 19, 2018
- Is Jordan Peterson dangerous? at CBC News YouTube channel (Warning: Contains fake news and manipulated content)