Peter Bronfman

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Peter Frederick Bronfman
Born October 2, 1929
Montreal, Quebec
Died December 1, 1996 (aged 67)
Toronto, Ontario
Relatives Edward Bronfman, brother
Samuel Bronfman, uncle

Peter Frederick Bronfman (October 2, 1929 – December 1, 1996) was a Canadian businessman and entrepreneur, born in Montreal, and member of the Toronto branch of Canada's wealthy Bronfman family. He attended the elite Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, one of the oldest prep schools in America, and received his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1952.


Bronfman was the co-founder (with his brother, Edward Bronfman) of Edper Group Limited. He and his brother also owned the Montreal Canadiens from 1971–1978, winning four Stanley Cups with the team 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978.

Bronfman also owned Labatt Brewing Company which owned the Toronto Blue Jays when they won their world series titles in 1992 and 1993.

Personal life and Legacy

On November 14, 1996, Bronfman was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. It was presented posthumously in 1997.

Bronfman died of cancer on December 1, 1996.[1]

York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada has its business library named after him.[1]

Further reading

  • The controlling hand of the Edper empire. The Independent. Archived from the original on June 13, 2006. Retrieved on July 26, 2006.
  • Peter C. Newman, "Peter Bronfman: The gentle, lonely tycoon", Maclean's magazine (December 16, 1996)
  • Susan Gittins, Behind Closed Doors: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Edper Bronfman and Reichman Empires (1995)
  • Patricia Best and Ann Shortell, The Brass Ring: Power, Influence and the Brascan Empire (1988)


  1. Peter F. Bronfman, Industrialist, Dies at 67, New York Times, December 3, 1996.

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