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Stephen Smith, chair, CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based First National Financial Corporation, will be inducted as a companion of the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Smith joins Claude Lamoureux, retired president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Clarence Louie, chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, and Annette Verschuren, chair and CEO of NRStor Inc., as new inductees.

“The individuals being recognized have led remarkably accomplished careers, meeting the highest standards of leadership, ethics and dedication,” David Denison, chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame, said in a release. “We are pleased to welcome them to the Business Hall of Fame and to celebrate their contributions not only to Canadian business, but the country as a whole.”

The four inductees will be honoured at a gala ceremony taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Wednesday evening.