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Bill C-31

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His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled ``An Act respecting Canada Lands Surveyors''.


This enactment establishes the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors as a self-governing association and substitutes it for the Board of Examiners established under the Canada Lands Surveys Act as the authority responsible for the examination, admission and qualifications of candidates for commissions as Canada Lands Surveyors.

The enactment

    (a) authorizes the Association to establish the standards of qualification, conduct, knowledge and skill of Canada Lands Surveyors;

    (b) authorizes the Association to grant commissions as Canada Lands Surveyors to persons who have acquired the appropriate education, qualifications and work experience;

    (c) authorizes the Association to receive complaints and take disciplinary measures; and

    (d) requires Canada Lands Surveyors to obtain a licence to practice cadastral surveying on Canada Lands.