After French Professor Catherine Lord complained and her faculty cohorts passed a resolution of “dissatisfaction”, Don Cherry has decided not to attend his honorary degree given to him by the Royal Military College:
He said he was very proud to be bestowed this latest honorary degree but in light of the letter and public spectacle, he did not want to distract attention from the two others who were also honoured – the late RMC teacher Brig.-Gen. John (Jack) Cadieux and military veteran Lt.-Col. John Desmond Gibson.
“I wouldn’t want anything to take that moment away from those families,” Cherry said. “The day should be a positive.” (see here)
To answer Lord’s idiotic question about what “message this sends to the students”, Cherry sent them a darn good one.