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Anti-semitic Toronto Publisher Ordered Deported from Canada

May 2, 1985
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Ernst Zundel, an anti-Semitic Toronto publisher convicted under Canada’s anti-hate laws of spreading literature which claims the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax, was ordered deported yesterday. He said he would fight the order to the highest tribunal. But he told the Toronto Globe and Mail that he would welcome deportation to West Germany because he has a “power base” there.

Zundel was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He has been allowed to remain at liberty pending his appeal against the conviction and against the deportation order issued by the Immigration Commission Adjudicator.

Zundel is a resident alien in Canada. Under the law, any non-citizens sentenced for a criminal offense to a jail term of longer than six months is subject to deportation.

Zundel flaunted his racism when he appeared outside a courthouse here in blackface. “I didn’t get justice as a white man so maybe I will as a Black,” he said, implying that Blacks get favored treatment in the courts. He said if he is deported to West Germany “I will be no more nice guy. Over there I have a power base. Here I’m a fish out of water.”

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