3/24/2010

Free Speech in Canada, the case of Ann Coulter

Can anyone find statements by Canadian academics or students who are upset with Ann Coulter's speech being canceled by threats? This from the Globe and Mail:

In an interview, Ms. Coulter said she's given 100 to 200 speeches at colleges and last night was the first time one of her addresses has been “completely shut down.” She said the incident reflects poorly on the University of Ottawa. . . . . “I was just worried that things were going to be said about certain groups of people that were going to make them feel very unsafe and very uncomfortable and we promise our students here at the University of Ottawa a safe, positive space,” said Rita Valeriano, a second-year sociology and women’s studies student. . . . “Does Michael Moore get a letter reminding him to be civil and threatening him with criminal prosecution?” Ms. Coulter said. . . .

I don't believe that Ann said "100 to 200" speeches. I suspect that she was more specific, but that is a trivial point.

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2 Comments:

Blogger libhom said...

Coulter herself has said that she is in favor of repressing points of view she disagrees with.

3/25/2010 7:15 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Hi libhom,

Unless you can provide a reference I'll have to assume your contention is BS. Do you have one?

3/25/2010 3:21 PM  

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