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 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 and have five children.

Bolland has been very involved in sports, serving as a coach in ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse, most recently winning the 2015 OUA Coach of the Year as Head Coach of the Queen's University Women's Varsity Lacrosse Team. He also co-founded the Mississauga Trilliums Lacrosse Association and has served on the Board of Ontario Women's Lacrosse.

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