Gretzky promoted in 60 new Order of Canada appointments by Governor General

OTTAWA – Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean has announced 60 new appointments to or within the Order of Canada.

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky is promoted to a Companion of the Order, as is Calgary Flames part owner Harley Hotchkiss.

Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc and retired Supreme Court justice Michel Bastarache are new Companions of the Order.

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Former Liberal cabinet ministers John Manley and Anne McLellan and one-time Ontario attorney general Roy McMurtry are named Officers of the Order.

New Members of the Order include singer Carroll Baker and T-V science host Jay Ingram.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.