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Actual safety concerns have caused cancellations before Chaney.

A controversial event at the University of Ottawa featuring right-wing U.S. pundit Ann Coulter was canceled due to apparent safety concerns, after 200 students gathered in protest outside.

Lawyer and political activist Ezra Levant, who was slated to speak before Coulter, broke the news to the half-filled auditorium in Marion Hall, after chaos at the registration table and a pulled fire alarm caused delays. “The police and the security have advised that it would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event and for others to come in,” Levant said.

http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2010/03/23/coulters-u-of-o-event-canceled/

I'm pretty sure any anti-Israeli or anti- American would be welcomed by these hate groups with open arms. Probably even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Seems to me there was more to the Coulter story but I can't quite recall... something about the Police not saying anything and it being her staff that made the call... anyone remember the details? Pretty sure we talked about it ad naseum here.

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I don't care if Canadians want to protest VP Cheney, but he should be able to speak in Canada without fear or threat of violence just to shut him up. Some of you guys wouldn't know free speech even if it bit you in the arse.

Canada's charter of rights and freedoms apply to Canadians only. You want 'free speech', set Cheney up in one of the zones that was created when him and Bush were in office.

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2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a.) freedom of conscience and religion;

(b.) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

(c.) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d.) freedom of association.
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I don't care if Canadians want to protest VP Cheney, but he should be able to speak in Canada without fear or threat of violence just to shut him up. Some of you guys wouldn't know free speech even if it bit you in the arse.

BC you cant say anything you want without suffering consequences

every action has a reaction

Cheneys Free speech wasnt attacked

hes welcome to give his talk in canada. nobody banned him

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And 'Canada' doesn't ban speakers.

If you say so.....

TORONTO -- A scheduled speech here Sunday by Khalid Abdul Muhammad, a former top aide to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, has prompted Canadian authorities to say he is not allowed in this country and that he will be arrested and possibly deported if found.

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1994_1199052/canada-bans-islam-speaker-from-country.html

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If you say so.....

TORONTO -- A scheduled speech here Sunday by Khalid Abdul Muhammad, a former top aide to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, has prompted Canadian authorities to say he is not allowed in this country and that he will be arrested and possibly deported if found.

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1994_1199052/canada-bans-islam-speaker-from-country.html

I am going to say this again & again until you comprehend it

NOBODY banned Cheney

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Nobody banned Cheney

Don Davies, the NDP immigration critic, said Cheney should not be allowed into Canada to promote his book "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir" during an exclusive $500-a-ticket dinner in Vancouver Monday night.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/09/26/dick-cheney-canada-visit-ndp-ban-bar-don-davies_n_980609.html

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Don Davies, the NDP immigration critic, said Cheney should not be allowed into Canada to promote his book "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir" during an exclusive $500-a-ticket dinner in Vancouver Monday night.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/09/26/dick-cheney-canada-visit-ndp-ban-bar-don-davies_n_980609.html

Nobody banned Cheney

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Canada denies entry and threatens arrest of speakers with controversial views.

Yes I believe this is true,if you're a left winger or Muslim/Islamic.

If your a right winger or evangalist I think you're good to enter and speak freely.Unless of course if you can provide an link proving this wrong maybe?

And as a side note Canadian law protects its citizens and landed immigrants,I'm not sure what Canadian rights do for non residents/citizens?

WWWTT

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I like your determination here man!

WWWTT

Thank you. I can't see how Cheneys speech was violated. Nobody banned him nor threatened violence upon him. Cheney has a lot of heart problemd and him being kept in a hotel for 7 hours again while people protest and fight with cops is not good for his health. Thats why he isn't coming. Too much stress.

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Yes, he personally invaded another country and killed people.

Typical rightwing response. You're all about personal responsibility, until it comes to the decisions your guys make. Here you suggest that leadership has no personal responsibility for their decisions and the consequences of them.

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