Dear CBC Ombudsman,
I’m writing in response to the October 29 CBC News segment Heated debate on gender pronouns and free speech in Toronto, a debate between University of Toronto professors Jordan Peterson and AW Peet. More specifically, the short set of video clips from Peterson’s October 11 demonstration that Michael Serapio introduced at the beginning of the broadcast.
The first clip shows Peterson screaming at the crowd without any context as to why. This was followed by a clip from a different video filmed by Peterson’s opponents where they ambushed the professor with the accusation that there was a “presence of Nazis and white supremacists assaulting people” at his protest.
As a person who reported on and filmed the event, I was shocked and appalled at how these clips misrepresented the day’s events. I’ve documented what really happened below: