Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Her Reputation Precedes Her

Ann Coulter has been invited to speak at the University of Ottawa, and she got a reminder from the university’s Academic Vice President and Provost Francois Houle that Canada has different laws than those here in the U.S.

“Our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or “free speech”) in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here.”

He continued, “Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges.”

Based on what Ms. Coulter has said in the past, her speech could be very short: “Hello. Thanks for having me. Nice country you have here. Goodbye.”