Former "Constitutioneer" protests mandatory retirement at uRegina

June 25, 2007

Howard Leeson is a former deputy minister and a participant in 1982’s constitutional negotiations, and is also one of two professors at uRegina who are turning 65 this month and are being asked to retire by the university.  Both profs have taken legal action against the policy on the grounds of age discrimination.  uRegina will no longer enforce mandatory retirement as of November 2007, but shows no sign of making an early exception for Leeson or any other.  Maclean’s | Canadian Press