Over at Josh Marshall's "TPM," a thread involving Ann Coulter at U of Ottawa attracts the most interesting people:
I think you are way off base here. Coulter wasn't afraid of anyone, certainly not for calling her 'ugly'. The police were afraid the large mob of leftists armed with sticks and rocks were a threat to public safety, so they asked the organizers to cancel the event. Now, I'd have much preferred it if they simply opened fire on the leftists and slaughtered them in the streets (but then I'm always hoping for that), but in Canada they seldom do things like that (and unfortunately since the good old days of Kent State we haven't done much of it either).
No, this was a typical example of the left's view of free speech. They welcomed Angela Davis (the terrorist/murderer) and threaten Coulter with either prosecution or attack by an angry mob. Free speech to a leftist means the freedom to espouse leftist views only, anything else is cause to scream, throw rocks, set off alarms, disrupt, and shout down so that no opposing view can ever be heard.
In unrelated news, Canada's conservatives would like to lecture you on honesty. And civility. Especially civility.