Under the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council must appoint the BC electoral Boundaries Commission consisting of:

  • A judge or retired judge of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal who is nominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
  • A person who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly or an employee of the government and who is nominated by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, after consultation with the Premier and the Leader of the Official Opposition, and
  • The Chief Electoral Officer appointed under the Elections Act.
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Justice Nitya Iyer, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Nitya Iyer was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver on June 14, 2017. Prior to her B.C. Supreme Court appointment, Nitya was a law professor, teaching constitutional law, administrative law and family law at the University of British Columbia. She left teaching to become a member of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and went on to private practice.nnBorn in Mumbai, India, Nitya’s family immigrated to Canada. After law school, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and earned a graduate degree at Harvard University. Nitya became a Queen’s Counsel in 2016.
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Linda Tynan, Local Government Management Consultant

Linda Tynan has an extensive background in local government management and has worked in B.C. communities since 2004. She has served as chief administrative officer for the District of Summerland and the Village of Nakusp and was the chief financial officer for the City of Nelson. She also held a senior management role with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.nnLinda is a former president of the Government Finance Officers Association of BC and CivicInfoBC and is a member of the Local Government Management Association and the Canadian Municipal Administrators Association. She holds a bachelor of business administration from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
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Anton Boegman, Chief Electoral Officer for the Province of British Columbia

Anton Boegman was appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of British Columbia on June 1, 2018. Acknowledged as an innovator, and passionate about elections, Anton’s main focus has been reducing accessibility barriers to voting, and improving services to voters and other electoral stakeholders. Anton played a senior leadership role in the past five provincial general elections, four referenda, and eleven provincial by-elections.nnPrior to joining Elections BC in 2004, Boegman served seven years as a naval officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was also part of the initial startup administration at Royal Roads University, worked as a technology project manager in the post-secondary education field and privately as a management consultant. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in 2001. He also is a certified project management professional (PMP).n