Thursday, October 15, 1992
Denied Entry to Canada
By Bill Dunphy
A CONTROVERSIAL British
author and Holocaust denier has been barred from
entering Canada for a speaking tour, the Sun has
David Irving, a
historian and darling of the international neo-nazi
movement, was hand-delivered a letter in Los
Angeles informing him of the Canadian decision to
deny him entry.
A copy of the Oct. 9 letter
warns Irving he can't enter Canada because of his
criminal record and because "there are reasonable
grounds to believe (you) will commit one or more
offences" in Canada.
Irving was convicted of
violating a German law making it illegal to deny
the existence of the Nazi extermination of
Irving, in Los Angeles for a
speaking engagement, was unavailable for
His lawyer, Doug
Christie of British Columbia, said Irving has
asked him to fight the decision.
Christie said the ban is the
result of political pressure and vowed to overturn
"I am searching for a remedy,
perhaps a federal court injunction."
Christie said he still hoped
Irving would be present in British Columbia on Oct.
28 to receive the Canadian Free Speech League's
8th annual George Orwell award for
courageous defence of free speech.
Irving's planned tour also
included stops in Calgary, Kitchener, Hamilton,
Toronto, and Ottawa.
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