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David O'Leary

Managing Partner at Eden Valley Partners

David is Managing Partner with Eden Valley Partners; a financial advisory practice that brings institutional investment expertise to retail investors. Prior to that he spent twelve years with Morningstar analyzing many of the world’s largest investment managers. David has appeared regularly in print and television media including Business News Network (BNN), the CBC, CNBC Africa, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and the National Post. David has an eclectic set of interests and experiences. He spent three years living, working, and volunteering through various countries in sub-Saharan Africa. His time in Africa included volunteer work with various non-profits and he co-founded a non-profit youth development organization. David has been deeply involved in boxing including a career as an amateur fighter, professional commentator, and boxing writer. He loves coffee, traveling, reading, staying active, his wife Melani, and his daughter Capri.
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Why I'm Still Sponsoring A Syrian Refugee Family

Those who were indifferent before the Paris attacks are now outspoken critics of Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to accept 25,000 refugees and bring our CF-18's home. Some of the comments I have seen are downright vitriolic. It has been suggested to me by a number of people that we re-consider reminding people at this time that we're sponsoring a refugee family. It might be bad for business and could alienate more than a few friends. I find it incredibly sad that the current state of affairs is such that I have even faint concerns about a backlash for my desire to help those in need. I certainly won't let it deter me.
11/18/2015 11:17 EST