Douglas H. Christie
April 24, 1946 – March 11, 2013First Brought to Our Attention by RadicalPress.com whom Christie had been defendingFrom the Huffington Post
Christie died in hospital on Monday night at the age of 66. His wife, Keltie Zubko, told The Canadian Press her husband, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011, died of metastatic liver disease.Source Here
Supporters called Victoria lawyer Doug Christie a staunch defender of free speech while detractors criticized his legal defence of people charged with hate crimes.
Christie acknowledged that because of the clients he represented, he was seen as a right-wing extremist, a Nazi, or an anti-Semite _ smear words he said were inaccurate and unfair.
He said he was an individualist who recognizes every other person’s right to be so assessed.
”It was principles of freedom that caused me to step off the beaten path” wrote Christie.
”It is the love of freedom that keeps me off the path of slaves.”