Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, October 1, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 9 Socred seeks end to dormant laws By MARVIN ZIVITZ EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta's law books contain many inactive laws that should be repealed, says a Social Credit member of the legislature. Roy Wilson of Calgary launched a campaign dur- ing the spring sitting of the legislature to get rid of dor- mant laws. He introduced a series of bills that would repeal nine pieces of dusty legislation, some dating back to 1925. Bills introduced by private members have lit- tle chances of passing since they lack government sup- port and Mr. Wilson's bills won't come up for debate until the fall sitting. He said he introduced them to call the Progressive Conservative govern- ment's attention to the issue so there will be "a concerted effort to repeal legislation which is no longer required." "There are hundreds of old laws that are never Mr. Wilson said in an interview. "They've done the job and there is no need for them any more." Much of the legislation deals with one-time oc- currences. The European Flood Relief Act au- thorized provincial govern- ment contributions to European flood victims in the 1950s, while the War- time Tax Exemption Act sanctioned municipal tax relief for Americans work- ing on defence projects in Alberta during the Second World War. when it opens, could be to research legislation that could be repealed." Mr. Wilson said his cam- paign has one concrete ac- ticularly antiquated piece complishment. The govern- of legislation and in- ment heard about his corporated its repeal into a research into one par- major government bill. Helpful STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 Mr. Wilson said he had varying degrees of co- operation from employees in government depart- ments in researching out- dated laws. "They advise, in some cases, that they have been instructed by the ministers not to talk to Opposition members, not to give them any But one cabinet minister "encouraged me to keep (the campaign to repeal old laws) up." "He suggested that one of the first projects for students at the University of Calgary law school. Simmental Breeders Cardston Ltd. P.O. Box 537, Cardslon, Alberta, Canada. TOK OKO Home of these Great Sires PARISIEN GALANT FLORIAN BEAT SULTAN -Tri Your enquiries are invited regarding Purebred and percentage animals for sale. VARZARI IRON LTD. WE SELL NEW Angles Channels Beams Flats Rounds Reinforcing Steel Welded Wire Mesh Pipe Square and Rect- angular Tubing. Custom made anchor bolts and production shearing and threading. Phone (403) 328-6414 2808 2nd Ave. North Lethbridge, Alberta T1H OC2 Telex 038-49170 more than 60 years you get good at making industrial hand4 aTQ makes over tools. Here are a few of them.