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Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada speaks at BYU Nov. 9

The Honorable A. Anne McLellan, former deputy prime minister of Canada, will speak at Brigham Young University’s annual Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Canadian Studies Lecture Monday, Nov. 9, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

McLellan’s lecture is “The Future of North American Relations; The Three Amigos: A Friendship Worth Saving?" Admission is free and the public is welcome.

McLellan now works in the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP, where she provides strategic advice to the firm and its clients. She is also a member of various corporate and community boards, including the board of directors of Nexen, an independent Canadian-based global energy company.

This year, McLellan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, she was awarded with an honorary doctorate of law degree by the University of Alberta. In 2006, McLellan was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Alberta in the Alberta Institute for American Studies.

She served four terms as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, serving most recently as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and the first Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Government of the Right Honorable Paul Martin. McLellan also served as Minister of Health and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

The lecture is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. For more information about this lecture, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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