Archive/File: holocaust/england/irving irving.canada Last-Modified: 1994/02/15 Subject: David Irving Denied Entry to Canada Organization: The Old Frog's Almanac, Vancouver Island, CANADA copyright 1992 the Toronto Sun reproduced with permission (phone call to Dean McNulty at the Sun, 7:45 PM, October 15, 1992, by J. Shallit) Toronto Sun Thursday, October 15, 1992 page 39 Brit Denied Entry to Canada Nazi sympathizer barred By Bill Dunphy Toronto Sun A controversial British author and Holocaust denier has been barred from entering Canada for a speaking tour, the Sun has learned. 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 Jews. Irving, in Los Angeles for a speaking engagement, was unavailable for comment. 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 the decision. "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. Sender: Jeffrey Shallit
Subject: David Irving's visit to Kitchener, Ontario Irving's visit to Kitchener, Ontario Despite an order from Canadian immigration [which, by the way, I strongly disagree with] to leave the country, David Irving got out on bail and spoke for about half an hour in front of approximately 50 people at Michael Rothe's European Sound Import store in downtown Kitchener, Ontario [about 60 miles west of Toronto] on Saturday, November 7, 1992. Kitchener, a town of about 175,000 with a strong German heritage [it used to be called Berlin until World War I], is a known center of neo-Nazi and Holocaust denial activity. Also sighted at the store were neo-Nazi publisher Ernst Zundel and convicted felon, drug-dealer, and former KKK leader Wolfgang Droege. [Droege spent several years in a US prison in the 1980's for his attempted takeover of the Caribbean island of Dominica.] Irving was greeted by approximately 75 demonstrators, who, despite sub-freezing temperatures, chanted and carried signs outside Rothe's store from about 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Irving briefly appeared outside the store, and was interviewed on local TV, before he was shouted down by protestors chanting, "Irving, go home!" Later, at about 3:00 PM, Irving was ushered into a waiting car by police and, eyes averted from the crowd, was driven away. A man who claimed to be a history student at WLU handed out anti-Semitic Holocaust denial literature briefly. [I was not able to get any copies.] Jeff Shallit Sender: Jeffrey Shallit Subject: more on David Irving in Ontario The Saturday Sun (Toronto) November 7, 1992 Page 7 copyright 1992 the Toronto Sun Nazi sympathizer sent back to Britain Irving booted By Bill Dunphy Toronto Sun Niagara Falls, Ont. -- A furious David Irving was booted out of Canada last night, hours after he was ordered deported. The British author -- a favorite of the international neo-Nazi movement -- was hauled away in handcuffs after an adjudicator ordered him out of the country. "I've been railroaded," Irving said as he was led to a waiting van, "See. Canada handcuffs writers," he said as he raised his hands. "This is a disgrace for Canada." Before the verdict, Irving told reporters: "I think you'll find at the end of this hearing whether I'm a liar or the Canadian government is a liar." In a later statement issued from a holding cell at Pearson Airport, Irving blamed "foreign pressure groups" for his deportation and claimed the government relied on evidence they knew to be forged. Irving had lied sneaking into Canada for a speaking tour Oct. 26, was arrested in Victoria, B.C., two days later, and ordered to leave the country in 48 hours. Trip to U.S. He waited until the last moment to leave but U.S. immigration officials twice denied him entry. He was re-arrested by Canadian border police, touching off a five-day deportation hearing. Irving's defence rested on an assertion he had complied with the departure notice by taking a one-hour hop across the B.C. border to Washington state. Adjudicator Ken Thomson dismissed Irving's story as "a total fabrication, concoted to garner further publicity and prolong your stay in Canada." Thomson listed more than six discrepancies in Irving's testimony. An angry Irving repeatedly interrupted Thomson's decision, ignoring warnings to keep quiet. 'Serve notice' Irving abruptly stood up, slapped a paper on to [sic] Thomson's desk and said: "I have to serve this writ from the high court on you which I must ask you to take notice of." Thomson called security and Irving was ejected from the hearing. The "writ" was a notice that he plans to appeal. Spokesmen for the Canadian Jewish Congress and B'nai B'rith lauded the decision. "Ordinary Canadians are glad to say good riddance to Mr. Irving," B'nai B'rith lawyer Marvin Kurz said. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Racists clash with foes By Scott Burnside Toronto Sun Police cordoned off a city block around Bloor and Dufferin Sts. last night as anti-racists clashed with white supremacists. The scuffle erupted as 125 members of the Heritage Front left a meeting in the Roma Banquet Room at Bloor St. W. and Gladstone Ave. where Holocaust revisionist David Irving was expected to speak. Irving had been deported hours earlier. More than three dozen police officers, some on horseback, were trying to break up scuffles as anti-racists and Heritage Front members hurled abuse at each other. A Sun photographer was roughed up in the melee. Earlier, about 150 members of the Anti-Racist Action surrounded the restaurant and pelted it with eggs. "The Heritage Front is a Nazi front!" protesters chanted. "Smash the Heritage Front!" "Tonight we're here to say no to Nazis, no to fascism, and never again," said Rodney Bovbiwash, an anti-Ku Klux Klan organizer. Wolfgang Droege of the Heritage Front said: "I think we have a right to meet any way we want to." Other white supremacists said they weren't intimidated by the protest. "I am a racist and I'm not ashamed of it," said Jimbob Jones, 22, of Newmarket. "They're all race traitors," he said.
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