David Palter, 1952-2018: Remembering a Scientologist who became a steady critic - 2018-02-08
We've written before about Scientology's battles with its critics in Toronto. We obtained documents that described how one Scientologist did his best to harass Gregg Hagglund, a church critic who may be the main reason Scientology has never attained charitable status in Canada.
When Hagglund was organizing demonstrations at the Toronto Scientology org, another person he could count on to show up was a former church member named David Palter.
Palter left Scientology in 1982, and he became a regular face at pickets in Toronto in the 1990s. More recently, he had become a steady voice about Scientology at Reddit before leaving it in a dispute two years ago. Last year, Palter became ill. He died on Tuesday at the age of 65.