“A genuine opportunity”: Aarij Wasti comments on Canada’s World Cup plans in Canadian Press

06 February 2024

This past Sunday, FIFA announced its plan to host 13 World Cup games between Toronto and Vancouver in 2026 – a move that promises to significantly boost jobs and tourism in both cities.

Aarij Wasti, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Entertainment & Sports Law Group with more than 14 years’ experience working with FIFA Qatar, spoke with Canadian Press yesterday about what the plans could mean for Canada’s tourism sector as a whole.

“Here is a genuine opportunity to position our country on an international stage ... to further grow tourism and tourism opportunities.” – Aarij Wasti, partner

Click the link below to read the full article, which was syndicated in CBC, CTV, Global News and CityNews among numerous other outlets across the country:

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