George W. Bush's appearance at Tyndale cancelled

September 15, 2011

Next Tuesday's visit by former US president George W. Bush at an invitation-only breakfast hosted by Tyndale University College has been cancelled "due to a scheduling change," according to a brief posted on the school's website. The Toronto-based institution announced the cancellation Wednesday, the same day 3 former students initiated a petition calling on Tyndale to cancel Bush's appearance. Earlier this week a class valedictorian and a professor publicly spoke out against the visit following the resignation of another employee. Critics accused the institution of sacrificing its peaceful ideals to attract wealthy benefactors with the private event. Many students and graduates also complained they only learned about the high-profile appearance through the media. Tyndale website | Toronto Star | Petition website