1990 - A Cadastral Professor
In his address to
the 1990 Annual General Meeting, President Irwin Maltais outlined the three
priorities of the Association:
1. Addressing inadequate fees and income levels for the members of the
2. Establishing a cadastral professorship at the University of Calgary;
3. Resolving the controversy and frustrations surrounding the issue of Real
Relative to priority #2, the Canadian Council of Land Surveyors had voted to
withhold accreditation from the University of Calgary due to inadequate
cadastral content. At the time, there was one compulsory cadastral course and
one additional optional course in cadastral studies which was introduced in
September 1990. At about the same time, the Association learned that the Survey
Science Program at the University of Alberta was to be discontinued. As a result
the ALSA Council established an ad hoc committee to oversee the definition of
course content and pursue funding arrangements for the professorship.
Mr. Maltais reported to the membership that Council had written a letter to all
municipalities explaining the Real Property Report and its intended use and
recommending that only Real Property Reports be used for issuance of compliance
certificates. At about the same time, the Association was advised that the BC
Land Surveyors Association lost a court of appeal decision in which a non-land
surveyor carried out Building Location Certificates.
Mr. Maltais also indicated
that there were major problems with the full implementation of the standards of
Real Property Reports, as there seemed to be confusion around the actual
requirements of the standard.
In other matters, the membership rescinded the more detailed advertising
regulation, introduced in 1986, and replaced it with a more general guideline,
reflecting the government’s position that it was no longer appropriate to
enforce professional advertising through regulation.
The membership also introduced an underlying commentary to the Code of Ethics
and placed it in the Manual of Good Practice.
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Redundancy and Provide Consistency