Barbara Kulaszka

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Barbara Kulaszka is a Canadian lawyer known especially for her role in defending far-right figures.

Kulaszka has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1980 and has practiced law since 1987. She acted with Doug Christie as co-counsel to Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel in the 1980s and assisted Christie as a legal researcher in a subsequent Zündel case in the 1990s. She also worked with Christie in the defence of alleged World War II war criminal Imre Finta who was acquitted in 1990. In 1999, she was awarded the "George Orwell Award" by Christie's Canadian Free Speech League.

In 1990 she represented former Nazi rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph when he entered Canada and unsuccessfully sought visitor status when the government ruled he was inadmissible due to his suspected culpability in war crimes.[1] Rudolph ultimately left Canada of his own accord and an immigration hearing held in his absence, at which he was represented by Kulaszka, ruled that Rudolph could not return to Canada due to his use of slave labour to produce V-2 missiles during World War II.[2]

She has produced two books, Did Six Million Really Die? Report of the Evidence in the Canadian 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel - 1988 and The Hate Crimes Law in Canada, 1970-1994: Effects and Operation. Both books were published by Zündel's Samisdat Publishers.

Kulaszka has also addressed meetings of Paul Fromm's Canadian Association for Free Expression. In 2005, she defended Heritage Front leader Marc Lemire before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal against a complaint filed against him by Richard Warman.[3]

She continues to practice law in Brighton, Ontario.[4]

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  1. ^ Timothy Appleby, "Rudolph hearing adjourns Ex-Nazi seeks visitor status, The Globe and Mail, July 7, 1990
  2. ^ Robert MacLeod, "Former Nazi scientist is barred from Canada", The Globe and Mail, January 12, 1991
  3. ^ http://www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/search/view_html.asp?doid=740&lg=_e&isruling=1
  4. ^ http://pview.findlaw.com/view/1169819_1?noconfirm=0