Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture cancelled for time being

Scheduled speaker Vassy Kapelos unable to attend due to CBC's travel directives

Staff Writer - 11 March 2020

The 2020 Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture series has been cancelled for its scheduled dates but will be rescheduled.

The event, which was to have happened Monday, March 16 at the University of Alberta and Tuesday, March 17 at the University of Calgary, would have featured speaker Vassy Kapelos, host of CBC TV's Power & Politics.

However, on Wednesday Kapelos informed organizers that the CBC has reassessed all travel and meeting plans for the upcoming weeks, due to logistics and other concerns about COVID-19.

Kapelos is keen to deliver the lecture at some point in 2020 and organizers have agreed to find an appropriate time for it.