As Kathy Shaidle (among others, including the National Post) have noted, Ann Coulter’s speaking engagement at the University of Ottawa has caused quite a stir. Mark Steyn notes:

The reflexive position of the Canadian establishment (of which M. Houle is a very typical example) is to insist on ever narrower bounds of public discourse regulated by an ever more coercive state.

Thus we get human rights commissions in which the possibility of hurt feelings become the determining factor in whether speech should be free or (more often) not.

Shaidle has a report on Coulter’s speech in London last night. This evening Interim columnist Michael Coren has a taped interview with Coulter on his CTS show.