bob richard­son

Canada soccer board mem­ber

Toronto Life - - The Fifty Most Influential 2018 -

when the big­gest show on earth—the World Cup— comes to town in 2026, Toron­to­ni­ans can thank Bob Richard­son, a board mem­ber of Canada Soccer and a ma­jor part of the team that worked on the joint bid (the U.S. and Mex­ico will co-host). As the per­son in charge of lin­ing up govern­ment sup­port, he got Trudeau, Wynne and Tory on the same page, and then ar­ranged a cru­cial, 30-minute meet­ing be­tween the PM and Gianni In­fantino, the head of FIFA, at Davos. friends in high places: Jim Wat­son, John Baird, Shel­don Levy and War­ren Kin­sella.

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