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Paul Newman (center) accepts a cheque from Paul Godfrey (left) and Mark Hunter in the amount of $300,000 raised for his Hole in the Wall Camp charity by the Molson Indy Foundation at Exhibition Place for Toronto Molson Indy Festival on July 10, 2005. Newman owns the Newman-Haas racing team, while Godfrey is the CEO for the Toronto Blue Jays and chairman of the Molson Indy Foundation. (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)
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Paul Victor Godfrey, CM, OOnt is a businessman and former Canadian politician. During his career, Godfrey was a North York alderman, Chairman of Metro Toronto, President of the Toronto Sun and head of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was instrumental in bringing the Toronto Blue Jays to Toronto and has campaigned to bring the National Football League to Toronto. Recently he has been named president and CEO of The National Post, starting in 2009. On November 27, 2009, Godfrey was announced as the new chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. He is now the President and CEO of Postmedia Network, as of July 13, 2010.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Godfrey grew up in a working class Jewish family near the Kensington Market neighbourhood of Toronto) and later moved to the Bathurst and Lawrence area of North York. After graduating from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, he attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering. In 1999, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2010, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario.

He entered politics as an alderman in the borough of North York in 1964, serving until 1973. That year, he was appointed Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto, serving until 1984.

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