Professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto, who has recently sparked controversy for opposing social justice initiatives, was denied research grant funding, according to his Twitter account.
“This was the money that would have funded my research into the personality predictors of political correctness (and liberalism/conservatism),” noted Peterson in a subsequent Friday tweet.
The professor also tweeted that the reviewers for Social Science and Humanities Research Council grants are anonymous and that he had predicted he would be denied grant money in the fall of 2016.
Last fall, Peterson came under fire for opposing Canada’s Bill C-16, which he asserts would make it possible for employees to be punished for saying things that are “offensive.”
“Free speech is the mechanism by which we keep our society functioning,” said Peterson last fall to a group of students, some of whom were supporters and others protesters. “With Bill C-16 and its surrounding legislation, it’s the first time I’ve seen in our legislative history where people are attempting to make us speak their language.”
The bill, if enacted, will make discriminating on the basis of gender expression and gender identity illegal.
Protesters shouted “shame!” at the professor and blared white noise to try to drown him out, according to The Federalist.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Peterson and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, but received no comments in time for publication.