Former U.S. Vice-president Dick Cheney will be taking questions from Calgarians at a $500-a-ticket engagement on September 27 at the Palliser. Leah Costello, whose Bon Mot Book Club is responsible for bringing the politician to Calgary, says the event will give its 300 participants a chance to ask Cheney questions about his controversial new memoir, In My Time, which has already been criticized by Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice. The last time Cheney was supposed to visit Alberta was in 2005, but he cancelled after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Calgary businessmen Fred Mannix and Dick Bonnycastle are sponsoring the engagement.