1965 - Planners and Land Surveyors Acts
1964-1965 was not too eventful.
President Oslund reported that there
was a marked reduction in the number of disciplinary complaints and that this
was probably due to partly to the fact that most surveyors were more active in
their survey work. Alberta Land Surveyors were confronted with the proposed
Planning Act that year. Some were of the opinion that the Act should
include a provision to admit land surveyors as members of the planning
profession as most land surveyors were obliged to do a certain amount of planning
in the course of their normal practice. However,
President Oslund acknowledged
that if land surveyors want to be recognized as planners, they must be able to
show that it is merited. He expressed the opinion that when a person has a land
problem, that person should automatically think of the land surveyor as the
professional who can handle it.
The rewrite of the Land Surveyors Act sparked much discussion. In a special
meeting of Council held prior to the Annual General Meeting, Council reviewed
the bill and debated some changes but, in the end, decided to present the bill
as is without any recommendation. The membership seemed quite concerned that the
government rejected the proposed Section 43 of the Associationís draft Act
(regarding "business affiliations").
After much debate, the Association accepted the draft bill as presented.
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Borderline Ethics Are Not Enough
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The Four Responsibilities