Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Retraction and Apology to Capital Hoedown promoter Denis Benoit

On June 6th, 2012, I Greg Harris published a blog post entitled "My Thoughts On Capital Hoedown", through my website, www.leftymcrighty.com, where I unfairly criticized Capital Hoedown promoter, Denis Benoit, for his administration of Capital Hoedown 2012.

Since that time, I have learned that Denis Benoit was faced with several operating obstacles, none of which I was aware of at the time of writing the post, which were beyond his control and  ultimately led to the cancellation of the festival.

Mr. Benoit has been a successful concert and festival promoter for over ten years, and previously presented the Ottawa community with two highly successful editions of Capital Hoedown.

I would like to retract the statements I made about Denis Benoit, which were defamatory and untrue, and I sincerely apologize for the harm my comments have caused.