Ottawa trustees lash out at leading psychiatrist for criticizing ‘gender identity’ policy

OTTAWA, September 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A prominent Canadian psychiatrist and long time critic of gender theory has called gender guidelines being considered for public schools in the nation’s capital both “biased and bigoted” for ignoring the mental health and safety of the 97 percent of students outside the LGBTQ orbit.

But several elected trustees of the Ottawa-Carleton public board don’t appear to be interested in protecting the majority of “straight” students, responding to a request for comment from LifeSiteNews with ad hominem attacks on this reporter and on the psychiatrist, Dr. John Berger. Several trustees replied to LifeSite’s request for comment with a link to websites attacking the long time psychotherapist and examiner of applicants to board certification as psychiatrists.

Berger called the Carleton-Ottawa Gender Identity and Gender Expression Guide “one of the most biased and bigoted documents I have come across in a long time. In their efforts to be oh so accommodating to the possible feelings of a minute potential fraction of students, the writers of the document appear to be completely oblivious to the potential feelings of the probably 97% of other, ‘normal’ students.”

  • Ron MacDonald

    It’s time to take the country back from degenerates like Wynne.

    • The only people who can take it back are our elected conservative representatives, whom we have mandated to represent us on these issues.

      But they are too afraid to address the issues, especially during an election. Tim Hudak dropped the ball — he could have ruthlessly attacked Wynne and her secret agenda, which conservatives across Province were acutely aware of (especially if they read the extensive research done by BCF!). But not a peep from Timmie. He chose instead to “play it safe”, and a lot of good it did him. Not only lost the election but the Party leadership, and relegated to “purgatory” in the Legislature. He also should have stuck to his guns on the Union issue instead of backing down — it made him look like a wuss.

      • Waffle

        Talking about peeps — where’s our new “fearless leader” on the subject?

      • Justin St.Denis

        I knew and had the opportunity to work somewhat closely with Hudak when he was Ontario’s Minister of Tourism. At the time, public servants referred to him as “Mylar Man” because, in the words of one senior female manager, “no real man has a complexion like that.” Also, Hudak has weird, unblinking eyes. Once I pointed that out to a few OPSers, they admitted that it so distracted them thereafter thatthey had difficulty concentrating on what he was saying. Also, somehow, his clothes never wrinkled – even behind the knees like all men in suits have. I heard one senior Tourism manager joke that – in order to humanize his speech delivery – they should hire a hooker to blow him just before he took the podium. 😉

  • Petey the First

    Thank you, Dr. Berger, for speaking out and demonstrating the courage to do so.
    It means a lot to us, the 97%.

    • David Murrell

      One wonders what Dr. Berger’s future job prospects are like, for speaking his mind. Probably very poor in this political environment.

      • Like I said in another post: Ghettoization. Anyone who doesn’t support the current Socialist ideology will be marginalized and ghettoized, lose their jobs, businesses, et cetera. Not unlike the way the National Socialists in Germany of the 1930’s ghettoized the Jews through a similar process.

        And I’m not for a moment exaggerating and pretending to compare what is happening to the “Holocaust”, which was entirely different and occurred later. And it would be a despicable insult to Jews everywhere if I attempted to do something so stupid. All I’m saying is we’ve seen this sort of process occur before, whether in the early days of Nazi Socialism, or the Socialist revolution of Russia.

        The ultimate outcome in the Canadian context is in fact unpredictable, but history at least teaches us that it will not be something good.

        • David Murrell

          Indeed, and what often happens is that left-wing groups can pick off dissidents, like Dr. Berger, one by one — and where there are few, or no, conservative groups around to defend people like him. A bad situation.

      • Petey the First

        We are at the point where we know what the consequences will be, but we have to do the right thing anyway. Courage, in other words.

    • I agree 100%.

  • jayme

    The Ottawa board does not care for example 10 years ago when they started going on this bend to islam agenda people said this is not going to help your going to create far to many issues and it had they were warned do not remove the lords pray they did the list goes on and on.

  • Everyone Else

    Professional psychology is political correctness disguised as science.

  • Justin St.Denis

    VERY FEW PSYCHIATRISTS will agree with this “gender fluidity” nonsense. I wonder what the official positions of psychiatric associations are? I count numerous psychiatrists and psychologists among my friends and neighbours. None endorse this craziness.