Sobeys had been sponsoring the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada but in an email statement Sunday to the Canadian Press said the company couldn't support the organizers' decision to host Stephan as a speaker.
Sobeys had been sponsoring the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada, which on Sunday morning listed David Stephan as a speaker at events this month and next in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. The Saskatoon Health and Wellness Expo actually took place this past weekend. While David Stephan wasn't listed as a featured seminar and demonstration speaker on the web page for the Saskatoon event, the full seminar schedule was also no longer available on the web page.A company that runs health expositions across western Canada says it has severed ties with a man who was convicted in Alberta in the death of his toddler.
Rick Thiessen of Health and Wellness Expos of Canada says he didn't learn about David Stephan's conviction until Saturday. The trial of Stephan and his wife in Lethbridge heard they treated their 19-month-old son with garlic, onion and horseradish rather than taking him to a doctor for bacterial meningitis. The Stephan's were found guilty in 2016 of failing to provide the necessities of life to their son Ezekiel. (with files from Canadian Press)