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Hockey Canada releases slate of candidates to form new board of directors

Hockey Canada has named its slate of candidates to fill the nine vacant positions on its board of directors on a one-year term.

The organization's members will hold a vote Saturday on whether to accept or reject the entire slate, which includes five women and four men.

Hockey Canada's board stepped down in October as part of the fallout from its handling of sexual assault allegations against former members of two of its world junior teams.

Hugh L. Fraser, a retired judge with nearly three decades of experience at the Ontario court of justice, has been nominated as board chair.

Fraser, who as born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Kingston, Ont., has been an arbitrator on the Court of Arbitration for Sport since 1995 and served on the first ad hoc court at the Olympic Games in 1996.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall, a three-time Olympian who captained Canada's women's team to gold medals in 2002 and 2006, is among the eight board members nominated.

The other nominees are Grant Borbridge, Julie Duranceau, Dave Evans, Marni Fullerton, Jonathan F. Goldbloom, Marian Jacko and Andrea Poole.


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