[Daily Gleaner] Hargrove has been president of the Canadian Auto Workers union since 1992. He steps down next year.
He is credited with making the union more active in social issues.
Hargrove said he first thought it was a hoax when he got a call from the Governor General’s office.
“The woman finally convinced me it was legitimate,” Hargrove said.
“I was absolutely thrilled. As you can imagine, I never thought I’d be honoured with something like this.”