Canadian Business Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

Mr. Tom O’Neill, Chancellor of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, is proud to announce the 2012 Inductees of the 34th Class of Companions to the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.  Chancellor O’Neill made the announcement at a private function, hosted by BMO Capital Markets, and will formerly bestow the honour at a formal gala investiture ceremony, to be held on May 8, 2012. The 34th Class of Laureates will include:


Mr. Clive Beddoe - Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors,  WestJet Airlines

Dr. Norman B. Keevil - Chairman, Teck Resources Ltd.

Mr. Pierre H. Lessard - Executive Chairman, Metro Inc.

Mr. Tong Louie(posthumously) O.C., O.B.C. - Former President, H.Y. Louie Ltd.

Mr. Brandt C. LouieB.COMM., FCA, O.B.C. - President & CEO, H.Y. Louie Ltd. and Chairman, London Drugs Ltd.


"Companions of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame represent and showcase the power of knowledge, entrepreneurship and drive to succeed," said Chancellor O’Neill, also Chairman of the Board, Bell Canada. "This class of Companion Inductees is no exception; they have been chosen for the significant contributions they have made to Canada's economy, its citizens and the examples they have set for others." 

Established by Junior Achievement of Canada in 1979, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and the Order of the Business Hall of Fame recognize and celebrate the lifetime accomplishments of Canada’s most distinguished business leaders.  As leading examples of achievement in business and in life, these individuals have demonstrated the qualities necessary to ensure the success and competitiveness of Canada in a global marketplace.  As Companions of the Order, they become mentors and role models for Junior Achievement youth who themselves represent our next generation leaders. 

Since inception, over 165 of Canada’s foremost business leaders have been bestowed with Canada’s highest business honour.

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