Jordan Peterson accuses Justin Trudeau’s father of not attending US wedding

Jordan Peterson has come under fire for accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of not flying to California for a family wedding because his father didn’t.

The outspoken psychologist and social media personality revealed on Twitter over the weekend that he was in the US, although he said Trudeau was partly responsible for his father’s absence from the celebrations.

Peterson directly flagged Trudeau in his message, lashing out at the Canadian prime minister for what he saw as an “unconstitutional and retaliatory travel ban.”

As things stand, foreigners who want to enter Canada must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Canadian citizens can enter the country as long as they are not showing any symptoms of the new coronavirus.

Photo of Jordan Peterson at the Cambridge Union on November 2, 2018 in Cambridge, England. Justin Trudeau is pictured at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 23, 2022. Peterson was criticized over the weekend for blaming Trudeau’s travel restrictions for his father’s absence from his daughter’s wedding in California.
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However, while there are entry restrictions on the Canadian side, those traveling abroad are generally subject to the rules of the destination, which in California’s case is U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Peterson expresses disgust at his 2.7 million followers wrote: “I’m in California for my daughter’s wedding. I’ll never forget [sic] @justintrudeau, my father is not here because of your totally unconscionable, unconstitutional and retaliatory travel ban. “

The comment sparked a backlash on the microblogging platform, with many pointing out that Canada does not monitor who enters the U.S.

“The Prime Minister of Canada is not responsible for U.S. border policy,” one person said in a tweet that garnered nearly 10,000 likes. “I can’t believe I have to say that.”

While some critics mocked and criticized Peterson, others defended his comments, noting that people are not allowed to board certain public transportation if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

One of Peterson’s supporters wrote: “The travel restriction is the inability to travel by air (or train or bus) due to the mandate of the Canadian Commonwealth.”

The Government of Canada website states that, as of October 30, 2021, “air passengers departing from Canadian airports, passengers traveling on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountain trains, and non-essential passenger ships (such as cruise ships) with voyages of 24 hours or longer. of passengers will need to be vaccinated.”

Passengers who need to show proof of vaccination are those “on a domestic, cross-border or international flight from a Canadian airport.”

Still, amid a flurry of criticism, some questioned why the wedding was held in California knowing the travel restrictions, while others argued that Peterson’s father could have made the long drive into California.

Peterson’s comments come days after he announced he was quitting Twitter after the free speech advocate complained about the “endless flood” of insults he received on the platform.

He described how he recently stopped visiting the social media site for three weeks as an “experiment”, then found his life “immediately” worsened once he started using it again.

It was unclear what insult the divisive figure known for his controversial views was referring to, but the remarks came after he was criticized for tweeting about plus-size model Yumi Nu Sports Illustrated The cover is “not pretty” and “no amount of authoritarian tolerance will change that.”

In a series of tweets, Peterson explained that he will “leave” Twitter again and will soon write an article explaining his further problems with the platform.

“As an experiment, I recently stopped accessing Twitter for three weeks. I had some of my staff post video links etc. It was a real relief. I started reading and writing more. I started using it again a few days ago, And I would say my life got worse again almost immediately,” Peterson wrote.

“The endless flood of sin [insults] It’s really not something you can experience anywhere else. I love following people I know, but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it inherently and dangerously crazy.

“So I tell my staff to change my password so I don’t get tempted and leave again. If I have something to say, I’ll write an article or make a video. If the question isn’t important enough to prove it . Then maybe it’s better to let it go.”

In another tweet, Peterson said he planned to write an essay on “Twitter’s maddening technical reasons” ending with “See you now.”

Despite his farewell message, Peterson continued to tweet in the hours and days that followed.

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