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Six laureates inducted into Canada’s Telecom Hall of Fame

Telecom industry leaders and supporters attended the Carlu event facility in Toronto last night to honour and ackno...


October 18, 2006  


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Telecom industry leaders and supporters attended the Carlu event facility in Toronto last night to honour and acknowledge leaders in Canadian telecommunications.

Edward S. “Ted” Rogers, his father Edward S. Rogers Sr., Leila Wightman, Donald Hings, Ernie Saunders, and Francis Dagger were officially inducted into the Canadian Telecommunications Hall of Fame, during its 2006 Telecom Laureate Awards Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

The 2006 Special Recognition Award went to Digital World, the 1970’s digital switching initiative of Bell-Northern Research and Northern Telecom.

The Hall of Fame also announced Montreal as the host city for the 2007 Telecom Laureate Awards gala to be held at the Windsor Station.

“It was a great evening for the industry,” said laureate presenter Bernard Courtois, president of Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and former chief legal officer with Bell Canada.

Ted Rogers, president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. was present to receive his laureate award and that of his late father Edward S. Rogers Sr.

Established in 2005, the mandate of the hall of fame is to honour career achievements of those who have contributed significantly to Canadian telecommunications.