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Do Blondes Have Rights in Canada?

Posted on | March 23, 2010 | 23 Comments

“Hate speech” against American conservatives:

Speaking to students and academics at the University of Western Ontario Monday, Coulter said the e-mail sent to her Friday by Francois Houle, vice-president academic and provost of the University of Ottawa, targeted her as a member of an identifiable group and as such, she will be filing a complaint with the Human Rights Commission alleging hate speech.
“I’m sure the Human Rights Commission will get to the bottom of it,” Coulter said to loud cheers from the 800-strong audience. “I think I’m the victim of a hate crime here. Either what (Mr. Houle) did was a hate crime, or the whole commission is BS.” . . .

(Why can’t both things be true? I submit that Houle is a hate criminal and the whole commission is BS.)

Ezra Levant, lawyer and former publisher of the Western Standard magazine, spoke before Coulter on Monday and called Houle’s letter a “veiled threat.” . . .
“It’s almost like there is one standard for Conservatives and one completely different one for Liberals,” Coulter told the crowd . . .
“A word is either offensive or it’s not. In a world of political correctness, all words are banned unless they’re used against conservatives.”

The post-speech Q-and-A was exciting:

“As a 17-year-old student of this university, Muslim, should I be converted to Christianity? Second of all, since I don’t have a magic carpet, what other modes do you suggest,” Al-Dhaher said to loud and sustained applause.
I thought it was just American public schools that produced ignorant people,” Coulter replied, prompting her own round of applause.

Ann sent an e-mail to an Ottawa newspaper:

“Now that the provost has instructed me on the criminal speech laws he apparently believes I have a proclivity (to break), despite knowing nothing about my speech, I see that he is guilty of promoting hatred against an identifiable group: conservatives,” Coulter wrote in an e-mail on Monday.
She questioned whether every speaker booked at the university received a similar warning or just the conservative ones.
“The provost simply believes and is publicizing his belief that conservatives are more likely to commit hate crimes in their speeches. Not only does this promote hatred against conservatives, but it promotes violence against conservatives,” Coulter wrote.

Assuming that Dudley Do Right doesn’t catch her first, tonight Ann speaks at the People’s Republic of Ottawa. Should she escape from that Stalinist gulag, on Thursday she will speak in Calgary, and then return to America to hang out with me at Saturday’s Vegas Tea Party.

UPDATE: Kathy Shaidle has a report about Coulter’s speech last night, which you may compare to this excellent example of Canada’s respectable, responsible, unbiased press corps.

UPDATE 3/24: Canuckistani terrorists shut down Coulter speech in Ottawa.

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  • Joe

    Ann is hoping, praying, than the Mounties ride in and arrest her. And perhaps they are stupid enough to do so.

    Win win.

  • Joe

    Ann is hoping, praying, than the Mounties ride in and arrest her. And perhaps they are stupid enough to do so.

    Win win.

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    As a dual citizen, I’ll speak with my Canadian hat on: “Our head of government is more conservative than yours!”

    As for Ann — she’ll get a hero’s (heroine’s) welcome in Alberta, which is Canada’s Texas.

    Unfortunately, Canadian university administrators are even worse than American ones. Give Harper a few more years in office, though, and that may change. (He’s already de-funded one place for being totally ridiculous and corrupt.)

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    As a dual citizen, I’ll speak with my Canadian hat on: “Our head of government is more conservative than yours!”

    As for Ann — she’ll get a hero’s (heroine’s) welcome in Alberta, which is Canada’s Texas.

    Unfortunately, Canadian university administrators are even worse than American ones. Give Harper a few more years in office, though, and that may change. (He’s already de-funded one place for being totally ridiculous and corrupt.)

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us William Teach

    The Mounties will probably be on her side.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us William Teach

    The Mounties will probably be on her side.

  • Joe

    You are probably right about the Mounties. The stupid ones are the PC Canadian Secret Thought Police or whatever they call themselves.

    Medusa Teabag Pelosi via Althouse

  • Joe

    You are probably right about the Mounties. The stupid ones are the PC Canadian Secret Thought Police or whatever they call themselves.

    Medusa Teabag Pelosi via Althouse

  • Sarah

    Good round up, but it’s Ottawa, not Ottowa :)

  • Sarah

    Good round up, but it’s Ottawa, not Ottowa :)

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  • blair

    I’ll be there tonight in Ottawa to hear Ann. Don’t know if I should bring my camera or my hockey gear.

  • blair

    I’ll be there tonight in Ottawa to hear Ann. Don’t know if I should bring my camera or my hockey gear.

  • http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu Rhymes With Right

    1) Yes, you should be converted to Christianity. So should every other non-Christian. Whether God grants you the grace to see the light is a matter beyond my control, however, so please direct your prayers that direction.

    2) Try humpin’ on your camel.

  • http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu Rhymes With Right

    1) Yes, you should be converted to Christianity. So should every other non-Christian. Whether God grants you the grace to see the light is a matter beyond my control, however, so please direct your prayers that direction.

    2) Try humpin’ on your camel.

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    Well, UofO has answered your question tonight — apparently not.

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    Well, UofO has answered your question tonight — apparently not.

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  • Trooper 33

    Your ignoring what this is really about. Canadians are pissed that they have no where to go to escape their governement run healthcare now that ours will be just as sh*tty and they are taking it out on ANN

  • Trooper 33

    Your ignoring what this is really about. Canadians are pissed that they have no where to go to escape their governement run healthcare now that ours will be just as sh*tty and they are taking it out on ANN

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