Canada’s unsung telecommunications industry pioneers and heroes are finally going to get their due. Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame was established by Lorne Abugov, a noted telecom lawyer and senior partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and officially announced at the Telecom Summit on May 30 in Toronto.  "The Hall of Fame’s mission is to bring to light the legions of unsung heroes and success stories that have not been sufficiently honoured. By bringing these stories to the fore, the Hall of Fame will shed well-deserved light on the industry and its heritage," Abugov tells Network Letter.  Pioneers and leaders will be inducted into the Hall as Laureates under one of four categories: Inventors and Innovators; Icons of Business; Servants of the Public; and Advocates and Academics. An interim selections committee has already been established and has been tasked with identifying and selecting Laureates to be inducted at a gala dinner on October 18.  The following make up the selections committee:· Stuart MacPherson of MacPherson Telecom Consulting; Lis Angus, executive VP of Angus Telemanagement Group; Carol Stephenson, dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario; Wes Scott, corporate director; and Lorne Abugov, partner Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and founder of the Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame.  "I hope that the procurers of telecom services will get involved in the nomination process," Abugov added. "They are well placed: they have front-line contacts and may have historical links."