As above. This should have been the first response, not what followed a strong attempt to quash criticism. Glad he did it though. (Thanks to Paul for the tip.)
“After further reflection about the issue of my proposed lecture at the University of Regina, scheduled for January 23, it is with great sadness that I have decided to withdraw from this presentation,” George Elliott Clarke said Friday morning in an email statement sent by his literary agent to Global News.
In Friday’s statement, Clarke said he “never intended to cause such anguish for the family of Pamela George and the Indigenous community.