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|Member of Parliament
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
|Preceded by||Stan Dromisky|
|Succeeded by||John Rafferty|
|6th Mayor of Thunder Bay|
|Preceded by||David Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Lynn Peterson|
June 20, 1949 |
Fort William, Ontario
|Residence||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Profession||Insurance executive, marketing manager|
Boshcoff was born in Fort William and was raised in Westfort by parents of Ukrainian/Polish and Bulgarian descent. He attended Crawford, St. Ann, St Patrick, and Westgate schools. Boshcoff then studied at Lakehead University as an undergraduate, then proceeded to graduate studies at York University.
As a teenager he began an office-cleaning company and then worked a series of part-time jobs until completing his degrees. He was obtained work in the Provincial and National Parks systems to pay for his tuition and developed his environmental skills in Quetico, Pukaskwa, Gros Morne, Terra Nova, and the St Lawrence Islands.
He later worked for the Federal Government as the District Planner for Indian and Northern Affairs. After that he joined the family insurance business until moving to the Thunder Bay Port Authority as their Director of Marketing. With his brother he formed a new company "Boshcoff & Associates" until becoming Mayor.
After six years as Mayor, Boshcoff became the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River until 2008.
He returned to the business world as a consultant in Business Development and Government Navigation.
He has worked as a mediator and provided advice on governance as well as finding solutions for both not-for-profit organizations and businesses. He returned to Council in 2010, and became known for his advocacy for the community.