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Established in 2005, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation responsible...

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The LTSA's Stakeholder Advisory Committee ensures that the Board of Directors and management staff are kept aware of any stakeholder concerns and recommendations related to land title and survey plan search and registration services.

The Committee includes members and representation as follows:

Representing the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

Connie Fair (Chair - LTSA Stakeholder Advisory Committee), LTSA President and CEO

Connie Fair, MBA, CPA, CMA is the President and CEO of the LTSA. She reports to the LTSA’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the executive oversight of the company.

Connie joined the LTSA from BC Assessment, where she helped the organization to earn a reputation as one of the world's leaders in property assessment.

Representing the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

R. Chad Rintoul

Chad Rintoul is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors, the regulatory body which governs the practice of legal land surveying in British Columbia.

In 2018, he was elected to serve on the Town of Sidney Municipal Council. He is a Director on the CREST (Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications) Board of Directors, and a Commissioner at the Peninsula Recreation Commission, providing oversight of the Panorama Recreation Centre located on the Saanich Peninsula.

Chad has served on the Victoria Airport Authority Board of Directors from 2007 – 2013, where he was Chairman of Planning and Development, and from 2013 – 2018 as a Board member and President of the Peninsula Minor Hockey Association, and Director of the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association.

Representing the Law Society of British Columbia

Edward Wilson, Partner with Lawson Lundell LLP

Ed is a partner with Lawson Lundell LLP and has practiced in the real estate and municipal law fields with a specialty in real estate development for over 30 years. He acts for a number of international, national and local developers and investors in industrial, commercial and residential projects.

Ed has been actively involved in the activities of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served as its representative on the British Columbia Real Estate Association Standard Forms Committee (1995–present). Ed has drafted and updated the CBA Standard Real Estate Undertakings used in most BC real estate transactions since their inception in 1997. Beginning in 2000, Ed served as the CBA's representative on the Land Title Branch/Law Society Electronic Filing Committee (now the LTSA Business Transformation Advisory Committee).

Ed has served on a number of Law Society of BC Task Forces including those on Conveyancing Practices (2002), Lawyers Selling Real Estate (2003–2004), and Land Titles (2011).

Ed has been actively involved with Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. He has taught more than 15 CLEBC courses. Ed's service on behalf of the profession and dedication to CLEBC was recognized in 2007 when Ed was awarded CLEBC's Leader in Learning Award. The award recognizes volunteers such as Ed who have distinguished themselves by making exceptional contributions to continuing professional education.

Representing the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia

John Mayr, Executive Director of the Society of Notaries Public of BC

John comes to the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia with a 20-year history of regulating professionals. Over that period of time, he has regulated Denturists, Licensed Practical Nurses, and most recently Social Workers, with each profession having unique challenges and complex relationships.

Mr. Mayr holds a Master in Law from Osgoode Hall York University and a MBA from Royal Roads University.  He has extensive experience leading and managing professional regulatory organizations with a focus on corporate governance, strategic planning, establishing effective operational business systems, stakeholder consultation, implementing standards of practice, and educational program development and measurement.

The Society of Notaries Public of BC is in the process of separating its regulatory function from its professional promotion function. John is Executive Director of the Society of Notaries Public of BC, and is responsible for education and ongoing development, licensing, complaints, discipline, and audits and inspections. 

Representing BC Assessment

Jason Grant, President and CEO

Jason joined BC Assessment in 1991 and has most recently served as Acting VP Assessment and Assessor for the Greater Vancouver region, accountable for the creation of annual property assessments for over 500,000 properties worth approximately $825 billion dollars. He is the past Chair of the BC Assessment Senior Leadership team and, for the last several years, he has been the corporate media spokesperson. Jason has extensive experience with complex appraisal and related legal matters.

Jason has been a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) since 1994 and was elected to their Board of Governors in 2012, serving as REIBC President from 2014-2015. Jason is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI).

Representing the First Nations Summit

Howard Grant, Executive Director

Howard E. Grant is currently the Executive Director of the First Nations Summit (F.N.S.) which represents 42 negotiating tables and 154 First Nations in B.C. Mr. Grant is currently serving his sixth term as an elected Councillor for the Musqueam Indian Band (M.I.B.).

Howard was previously employed with M.I.B. as the Executive Director from 1992-1997. He also was employed with the federal government (DIAND) in the capacity of Associate Regional Director of Operations and as a District Manager from 1984-1992.

Within his roles of Executive Director (M.I.B.) and senior manager (DIAND), he was responsible for operational issues, policy development and implementation and budget/audit requirements.

Howard has served and continues to serve on numerous First Nations, and Federal Government boards and committees. Also, Howard sits on many post-secondary institutions and public sector committees in the capacity of advisor and/or board member.

Representing the British Columbia Historical Federation

Jacqueline Gresko, Member

Jacqueline Gresko taught History at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia from 1970 until 2006. After retiring from Douglas College in 2006, Jacqueline became a sessional instructor at Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia where she continued with historical research projects and volunteer work.

Jacqueline wrote Traditions of Faith and Service, a history of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, published in 2008.

In recent years, Jacqueline and Anita Bonson have been tracing the families of the Columbia Detachment of Royal Engineers who served in British Columbia from 1858 to 1863. After disbandment of the detachment in 1863 many of the men settled in the colony and several of them continued road building and surveying.

Jacqueline Gresko is currently honorary president of the British Columbia Historical Federation. She has served on the federation executive since 1999.

Representing the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

Sanda L. King, Secretary

Sanda L. King is a partner and co-proprietor of Siebenga & King Law Offices in the Fraser Valley. She graduated in 1990 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and received her law degree in 1994 from the University of Alberta. During this time, she worked in various law firms involved in a high volume of conveyancing and general property and corporate law.

Sanda was called to the bar in 1995 in the State of Colorado where she maintains her active status. After her 1998 call in BC, Sanda worked as in-house counsel in the hospitality industry. In 2000, she purchased a solicitor's practice in the Fraser Valley, with a heavy emphasis on conveyancing. In 2004, Sanda merged with David Siebenga to form Siebenga & King Law Offices and currently operates four offices throughout the Fraser Valley. Her practice deals exclusively with Property Law, Wills and Estates, Elder Law, Corporate, and family agreements. Siebenga & King Law Offices have been leaders in new technologies, endorsing electronic filing early on, and instrumental in beta testing for various conveyancing programs.

Sanda has been the secretary of CBA Real Property subsection (Vancouver branch) since 2000, and has been a member of RELAN (Real Estate Lawyers and Notaries) association. Sanda is involved in various charities, including the Representation Act Resource Centre, a non-profit association providing assistance for estate planning agreements. She has also been a presenter on key issues in conveyancing for various real estate offices.

Representing the British Columbia Real Estate Association

Cameron Muir, Chief Economist

Cameron has spent the last 20 years researching, analyzing, forecasting and writing about the interaction between the economy, population, government policy and British Columbia's real estate markets. Cameron took on the role of Chief Economist at the British Columbia Real Estate Association in 2006, after nearly a decade as Senior Analyst for the BC Region at CMHC.

Representing BC's 11 real estate boards and nearly 22,000 Realtors, Cameron regularly delivers keynote presentations to industry, stakeholders, financial institutions and the public. He has contributed to numerous research evaluation committees, government expert consultations and the IMF, and has been quoted over a thousand times in local, national and international media.

Cameron is a member of the Canadian Association of Business Economists, the Association of Professional Economist of British Columbia, and is an appointee to the BC government’s Economic Forecast Council.

Representing the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents

Aziz Pirani, Acting President

Aziz Pirani is the Acting President of the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents (BCAPRA). BCAPRA is a not-for-profit organization that takes part in the consultative decision making process concerning land title registration matters in BC.

Since 2016, Aziz has been a member of Dye & Durham’s leadership team and currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. Dye & Durham is a leading provider of software and registry services to the Legal profession in both Canada and the United Kingdom.

Prior to his current position at Dye & Durham, Aziz has held leadership roles in the Information Technology and Services Industry at Xerox, TELUS and at MDA/Access Point Information Canada.

Representing the Union of British Columbia Municipalities

Glen White, Approving Officer and Manager of Land Development

Glen White is the Approving Officer and Manager of Land Development with the City of Chilliwack. Glen has diplomas in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (currently the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University) and certificates in local government administration and management from Capilano University. Glen brings over 20 years of local government experience dealing with land development projects and processes, 10 years as an Approving Officer. Glen also serves on the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) Approving Officers Committee and presents at the annual Approving Officer workshop.

Glen’s work with the Municipal Administrators Training Institute's new School for Statutory Approving Officers has helped review the duties, responsibilities and best practices for the Statutory Approving Officer role. As a result of his work with LGMA and his hands-on local government experience, Glen brings a strong province-wide local government perspective and a commitment to developing relationships between the Approving Officers in British Columbia, BC Land Surveyors, and the LTSA.

Representing the Central 1 Credit Union

Marilyn Loewen Mauritz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Marilyn joined Central 1's executive team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in March 2015. She is responsible for all legal matters across the organization and works closely with Central 1's Board of Directors on matters of corporate governance.

She has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international corporate/commercial law in a diverse range of industries, including forestry, chemical and oil and gas. Prior to joining Central 1, Marilyn held the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Interfor Corporation, one of the largest lumber producers in North America.

Marilyn obtained her LL.B from the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. An active member of the community, she currently serves on the Boad of Directors of BC College of Registered Nurses, International Women's Forum - BC Chapter and Vancouver Opera.

Representing the Province of British Columbia

Chris Stagg, Assistant Deputy Minister: Rural Development, Tenures and Engineering Division 
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Chris Stagg was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in 2016. Chris joined the ministry after 25 years in the forest industry, most recently as the Chief Forester for Canfor. In addition to the wealth of knowledge Chris brings in forest management and industry operations in BC, he has significant experience working in a number of BC communities and has served as past Director of the BC Wildlife Federation; rounding out his extensive regional background. Chris grew up in Chetwynd and holds a degree in Forestry from UBC. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting, reloading, archery, backpacking and wilderness camping.

Representing the Canadian Bankers Association

Emiko S. Ando, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada

Emiko S. Ando has worked as in-house counsel in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Prior to working at HSBC Bank Canada, Emiko managed the Western Canada Law Department of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Emiko was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1992. She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1991 and a business degree from McGill University in 1988. Emiko has served on various Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of British Columbia committees including the Banking Section Legislative Liaison, Women Lawyers Forum Education Committee and Practice of Law Committee.

Emiko received her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in 2009 and is a Certified Executive Coach. She has also operated a small business and produced two award-winning short films.