If you've been focused on other things, you may not be aware that recently an American blogger has been banned from Canada for reporting on a government inquiry. Instapundit has more with background here.
The Toronto Sun reports: CANADA'S attorney general is probing possible breaches of a publication ban set up to protect explosive testimony at the AdScam inquiry. Justice spokesman Patrick Charette said federal lawyers are looking into the Internet sites reproducing excerpts of Montreal ad exec Jean Brault's testimony and providing a link to a U.S. blog featuring more extensive coverage of the hearing.
This is not the first instance of Canada's strange relationship with freedom of speech. In the summer of 2003, hundreds of websites in several countries that questioned the validity of radical feminism in today's culture and promoted true gender equality were labeled as "hatemongering" and "terrorist."
A recap of that event, plus commentary appears at the activist blog, the DesertLight Journal.