Photo: Doug Christie's clients included white supremacists and an alleged Nazi war criminal. (YouTube screenshot)
Christie died in Victoria, British Columbia, on March 11 from liver cancer. He was 66.
While many mourn him as a staunch defender of free speech, Christie was a lightning rod for the Jewish community’s anger and suspicion. His client list included German Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel; Wolfgang Droege, head of the neo-Nazi Heritage Front; anti-Semitic teachers Paul Fromm, Malcolm Ross and James Keegstra; white supremacists Doug Collins, John Ross Taylor and Terry Tremain; and alleged Nazi war criminal Imre Finta.
Many believed Christie shared the views of the extremists and anti-Semites he represented, a perception that dogged him into death, the National Post reported.
Farber recently wrote to Christie to wish him a full recovery.
In a letter to the Post, Farber elaborated: