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Thomas Berger (Canadian politician)
Appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court in 1971 he served on the bench until 1983. Berger has worked extremely hard to ensure that industrial development on aboriginal people's land resulted in benefits to those indigenous people. He may be best known for his work as commissioner of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry which released its findings in 1977.
Berger was appointed chair of the Vancouver Election Commission in 2003, and led several public meetings on electoral reform in the early months of 2004. The Commission recommended changing Vancouver's at-large system of representation with individual wards; however, this recommendation was defeated in a referendum held on October 16, 2004.
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