David Power
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David Power


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David Power initially explains that his family emigrated to Toronto in 1956 when he was ten years old. The family had formerly lived in Ranelagh in Dublin where his father RAN a pharmacy business. His parents wanted to make a fresh start in a new country, and he recalls the long voyage to Canada and his first impressions of Toronto. He recalls his education and becoming ‘Canadianised’. He joined an accountancy firm, now PwC, and remained with this company for forty years. He now works with Grant Thornton, an audit, tax and advisory business. He speaks of the growth and development of the city during those years and recalls the business benefits of being Irish in Toronto, explaining that he networked through Irish channels, including the Toronto Irish Chamber of Commerce. He remarks on his regret for his lack of immersion in Irish culture which he would have experienced had he remained in Ireland.

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Irish Diaspora

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Toronto, Canada