In the winter of 1972, Leo Kolber had an unforgettable conversation with Lester B. Pearson on a three-hour flight aboard the Bronfmans’ company jet to Florida to watch the Montreal Expos in spring training. Charles Bronfman had recently bought the team. Mr. Kolber was the manager of the Bronfman family’s trust and Pearson was the honorary chairman of the club. Pearson, Canada’s former prime minister, had been diagnosed with cancer that spring and would be dead by December.
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