Canadian College to Ann Coulter: Watch Your Mouth

Ottawa university warns conservative pundit about hate speech
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 2:23 PM CDT
Canadian College to Ann Coulter: Watch Your Mouth
Conservative author Ann Coulter addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20,2010.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A University of Ottawa administrator has some friendly advice for Ann Coulter, who has a speaking engagement there this week: Review Canada’s hate speech and defamation laws. “Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges,” he reminded her, asking her to “weigh your words with respect and civility in mind.”

The university is one of three Canadian schools where Coulter will speak this week, something that hasn’t gone over especially well with its students. The president of its student federation has banned posters promoting the event, and he tells the National Post he’s trying to push the speech off-campus. (Read more Ann Coulter stories.)

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