Doug Christie, maybe Canada's most famous, but certainly her most controversial defense lawyer, has died. He is best known to revisionists for his superb performances as a defense lawyer during the 1985 and 1988 trials against the German-Canadian revisionist Ernst Zündel. Although deemed a case impossible to win, this is exactly what Christie did: In 1992 Canada's Supreme Court acquitted Ernst Zündel and erased the infamous "false news" section from Canada's penal code.
Doug Christie, was young, brilliant, fearless, smashingly handsome, determined, exceedingly quick on his feet – conventional descriptions will not do him justice. He was in a league by himself. His adversaries – in the courts, and in the streets? We’ll let you be the judge.