Ann Coulter Says Speech Cancellation at Canadian University a First: "This has Never Happened Even at the Stupidest American University"
Ann Coulter is blasting University of Ottawa officials and the state of free speech in Canada in the wake of her speech being canceled there last night due to security concerns:
"This has never, ever, ever happened before -- even at the stupidest American university," she said.
Coulter remarked on the reception she has had since entering the country.
"Since I've arrived in Canada, I've been denounced on the floor of Parliament -- which, by the way, is on my bucket list -- my posters have been banned, I've been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!"
The "accusation" Coulter speaks of is a reference to an e-mail she received from University of Ottawa vice-president and provost François Houle on Friday, warning her that freedom of speech is defined differently in Canada than in the U.S. and that she should take care not to step over the line. . .
"I'm pretty sure little François A-Houle does not need to travel with a bodyguard," she said. "I would like to know when this sort of violence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Muslim -- who appear to be, from what I've read of the human rights complaints, the only protected group in Canada. I think I'll give my speech tomorrow night in a burqa. That will protect me." . . . MORE
Coulter's tour is to end Thursday with a speech at the University of Calgary.