Who is “Dr. Jonathan E. Canuck” Really?
By STEVE KIRSCH
He lives near Portland, Oregon. If you have any information on his identity, please contact me. I’m looking to sue him for defamation.
“Jonathan E. Canuck” aka “Jonathan E. Kraken” (both are fictitious names) is going on Twitter falsely claiming I owe him $1,000.
This article describes why I’m looking to sue him for defamation.
But first I have to find out who he really is. That’s where you come in. He currently lives near Portland, OR.
If you can help me to discover his real name and address, please let me know in the comments.
As soon as he got wind that I’m looking for him, he immediately hid his tweets from view.
However, I was one step ahead of him and preserved his tweets so you can see what he doesn’t want you to see.
My original bet
Here’s my offer “Canuck” claims that he satisfied. It’s crystal clear. You must meet all 7 criteria:
- Study must show the autism rates of both the fully vaxxed vs. the fully unvaxxed cohort
- PROSPECTIVE study from birth to 6 years old (or more)
- At least 3,000 in each arm of the study
- Data must be available
- Only the FIRST response that complies wins
- The URL has to be presented on May 14 (Pacific Time)
- It is not a meta-analysis
Here’s the original challenge and there was never any “moving the goalposts”:
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has no effect on cognitive development in children – The results of the Polish prospective cohort study
- Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses
Here are the tweets:
Of course, neither paper meets the 7 requirements, but he never bothered to check that. He simply claims victory and maliciously makes false statements on Twitter that I owe him $1,000 and that I move the goalposts.
He lives near Portland, OR. Probably around 6 miles from Timberline Lodge (National Historic Landmark). We know this because he admitted it publicly:
See that sign? It’s for the Timberlake Lodge (National historic landmark).
He’s a family doctor. His practice size is 1,500 to 2,000 patients. Again, he admitted this publicly:
He also has a page here:
Other things to know about Canuck
Telling people to “piss off” is unprofessional conduct:
In other words, Canuck was aware of the terms. 3,000 fully unvaxxed vs. vaxxed and you compare the rates of autism in both.
Now he simply picks out a small portion of what I asked to deliberately misrepresent my request:
When I point out all the papers showing vaccines cause autism, …
He posted the part in the yellow and then Roman pointed out that Canuck ignored the text above that showed I was right about the papers.
More defamation from Canuck. He claims I owe him and that I keep moving the goalposts. Both are false and defamatory.
I pointed out his tweet about my papers showing the autism link did in fact show the link as I claimed when I posted the links. Then he does what most people do when called out: changes the topic!
Here’s more defamation and I make it clear to him he didn’t meet the terms. He pretends he did and again repeats the defamation, without evidence, that I “moved the goalposts.” You can’t make this stuff up like he did. That is malicious.
Tweets like Canuck’s are very damaging to my reputation.
Since leaving my job in high-tech, I make money on people accepting the bets and losing. These are large bets, on the order of $1M. False and defamatory statements like this from a medical doctor tarnish my reputation making it more difficult for me to earn an income. Canuck has a large following of people (17K) who trust him making his statements even more damaging.
There is very clear malice involved. Instead of mitigating damages by admitting he was wrong, Canuck hid his tweets from view to make it harder for me to gather evidence.
Why bother with him?
Read this post:
Steve is a great man but there are people listening to this guy. I have only written a few Substack posts and I’ve never sent them out to my list, but I wrote one about this doctor, who sends his followers after us to falsely accuse us and get us permanently banned. He has them fled to the page, trolls, and mass report and I was banned after 14 1/2 years on Twitter. For using the word cretin in a sentence. Not even calling anybody one. He’s been defending people for years. I’m glad somebody is finally taking him to task.
What do you think?
Dr. Canuck has a real name and a medical practice near Portland, OR and he needs to be held accountable for his defamatory statements. In addition, I may also report him to his medical board as most have rules governing behavior on social media.
The fact that he is doing absolutely nothing to mitigate damages is further evidence of malice.
The bottom line is this: Dr. Canuck is now in a lot of trouble and I will be seeking damages in a court of law.