Pat Bolland

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Pat Bolland (born March 17, 1958) is a television personality, media consultant, and lacrosse coach.

Bolland is a former host on Canada's financial news network, Business News Network (BNN),[1] joining in 2004, and hosted at various times Trading Day with Pat Bolland, Market Morning. Bolland's last day on-air at BNN was July 16, 2010. He joined Sun News Network at its inception in 2011 as a co-host of The Roundtable – the network's morning show – along with Alex Pierson and Andrea Slobodian and remained with the channel until its closure on February 13, 2015; a promo for his Sun News program, Straight Talk with Pat Bolland, was the last item to be broadcast before the channel ceased broadcasting.[2]

Before joining BNN, he was an on-air editor at CNBC, launching the after-hours coverage in 1999 and moving to morning programs later. He served in a variety of roles and hosted or co-hosted several shows and segments at CNBC. Before that he served several roles at CBC including host of CBC Morning and business editor of then-CBC Newsworld (now CBC News Network). He also created and hosted Investors On-Line, a nationally syndicated TV show; hosted Canada's Business Report, a daily radio show; and wrote an investment column for America Online.

Before becoming a broadcaster, Bolland spent a decade in the Canadian investment industry, starting as a phone clerk on the TSX at McLeod, Young, Weir rising to Vice President, Institutional Trading at ScotiaMcLeod. Bolland is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Bolland is also the Head Coach of the Queen's University Women's Varsity Lacrosse Team, co-founder of the Mississauga Trilliums Lacrosse Association and has served on the Board of Ontario Women's Lacrosse since November 2008.

Bolland has appeared on Corner Gas and Made in Canada.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bolland was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada as the oldest of 12 children. He graduated from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario with a dual degree (BA (mathematics)/BPHE). He and his wife reside in Mississauga with his five children.

Bolland serves on the board of the St Joseph's Hospital (Toronto) Foundation.