Wellness expo cancels guest speaker after massive backlash

Grocery giant Sobeys is no longer sponsoring a series of wellness expositions after a man convicted in the death of his son was pegged as a featured speaker.

David Stephan was listed as a speaker for the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada taking place in Western Canada this month and next.

In 2016 an Alberta court ruled Stephan and his wife were guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life after their 19 month old son Ezekiel died from bacterial meningitis.

The owner of Health and Wellness Expos of Canada, Rick Thiessen, says the man will no longer speak at the company's events, but it may be too little, too late; many sponsors and vendors have already pulled out.