Wednesday, February 9, 2022

More From Canada


Jordan Peterson had a conversation on February 5, a few days ago, with Dr. Julie Ponesse.  The conversation is entitled Oh, Canada. 

Who is Dr. Ponesse?

Dr. Julie Ponesse has a PhD in Philosophy (Western, 2008) with areas of specialization in ethics and ancient philosophy.

She has a Masters in Philosophy with Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Ethics from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

Dr. Ponesse has published in the areas of ancient philosophy, ethical theory, and applied ethics, and has taught at universities in Canada and the US for 20 years.

In the fall of 2021, Dr. Ponesse saw her academic career of 20 years fall apart after she refused to comply with a Canadian university's COVID vaccine mandate.

The conversation covered covid policies, Joe Rogan, the value of free speech, etc.  Mostly they discussed the Canadian trucker protest and the childish, immature prime minister of Canada – Peterson continues to be quite biting regarding this nothing of a puppet.

In response to her being fired because she refused an experimental jab as a condition of employment, she posted this short five-minute video for her first-year ethics students, closing it with just one question for them to consider.  The answer is simple for anyone with a mind and with a heart.  Alas, for much of humanity, and for all of the people leading politics, media, universities, and technology…well, the answer is simple as well.

Serving God (knowingly or not) or serving Satan.  Depending on who one serves, the simple answer is different.


Here is another short video of Dr. Ponesse speaking to the crowd in Ottawa.  Unlike her cowardly prime minister, she had the courage to engage with the truckers and their supporters firsthand.


  1. For the benefit of those of us who do not have convenient access to video resources, can you tell us what that closing question was?

    1. Her question (during which she almost broke down, understandably):

      When a person has done the same job to the satisfaction of her employer for twenty years, is it right or is it wrong for them to suddenly demand that they submit to an unnecessary medical procedure in order to keep their job?

      In this case, the procedure is an injection of a substance that has not been fully tested for safety. It has not yet been shown to be effective. It is designed to prevent an illness that poses little threat to the employee. The employee is not allowed to ask questions, she may only submit to the procedure or be fired.

      To my first-year students, is this right or is this wrong?