Memorial video of Douglas Christie, showing Ernst Zundel giving the golden eagle to Douglas Christie. This video is from Dr. Ingrid Rimland Zundel. www.veteranstoday.com/2013/03/22/doug-christie-rest-in-peace
Doug Christie was a veritable star in various Canadian court venues – the likes of which the Lobby that plagues us all with all their lies piled up on lies and yet more lies had never yet encountered.
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.
Somebody called Doug Christie “Ernst Zundel’s Battling Barrister” – the moniker fit, and it stuck. Seven times he took the Zundel Case alone to the Supreme Court of Canada – I have been told, more often than any other Canadian lawyer with any other case before him or since. He was a class act, both feared and admired by many.
Doug was an intellectual warrior of true grit as well as warmth you seldom find in the legal profession. He was despised and demonized by many, as was and still is his ill-reputed client. Their battle took decades – and isn’t yet done. On good days it simply rained media spitballs. On bad days it was wall-to-wall, blood-curdling death threats and worse – not just against them, but those who supported the battle of constitutionally guaranteed Freedom of Speech.
Today I give you Doug Christie, in life and in death. You will also meet beautiful Keltie, law researcher and comrade extraordinaire, Doug’s partner of 32 years and mother of his children. You will meet a much younger Ernst Zundel, the tireless street action populist – by now a world-wide icon of the Movement, prevented from joining his wife.
You will get a glimpse of three or four dozen of Zundel supporters, simple folks like you and I. You will also meet a howling, shrieking mob of Zundel detractors whose behavior speaks for themselves.
In this Shakespearean play, there is your corrupt judge. Your hateful prosecutor who does a hatchet job.
And finally, some glimpses of the moral essence of what really powers today’s premier Thought Criminal – contrary to what you may read in the paper.